Windsor falls to West Point

Published 1:07 am Saturday, September 1, 2012

Windsor's Sharod Patterson carries the ball in the Dukes' loss to West Point Friday.| Frank A. Davis/Tidewater News


By Frank A. Davis/Contributing Writer

WINDSOR– After a good start, the Windsor Dukes’ offense sputtered in the second half in a 31-20 loss to West Point Friday.

Playing in a non-district game the Pointers kept the Dukes off balance as they mixed their offense with a combination of runs and passes. The Pointers went on the board on their first drive following a 10 yard pass to L.A. Allen early in the first quarter. Allen caught two more touchdown passes, one for 34 yards and another for 65 yards.

The Dukes got on the scoreboard after a 37-yard run by Sharod Patterson in the second quarter. Tyler Fontenot’s extra point was good.

In the second quarter the Dukes Caleb Dundlow fired through the Pointers line and outran the defense for a 27-yard touchdown run with less than a minute before halftime. Fontenot booted the extra point as the half ended 21 -14.

The Dukes offense was sluggish in the second half.

The Pointers scored on a 20-yard touchdown run by Neil Washington and later Hector Ruiz connected on a field goal for the visitors.

The Dukes final score came with 24 seconds remaining in the game on a Justice Chapman run. The Fontenot kick was no good.

In rushing for the Dukes, Patterson led with 102 yards, followed by Justice Chapman with 96 and Caleb Dundlow with 69.

Dukes’ Coach Chuck Parrish said after the game remarked that the team played hard but just needed to execute and cut down on mistakes.