Dukes downed in final seconds

Published 10:44 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

OLNEY – Time ran out Friday night on the Windsor High School football team.

With five seconds left in the game, the Dukes had a first-and-goal after converting a fourth-and-40, but couldn’t punch it in and fell 26-21 to Nandua.

“We played hard,” said Coach Chuck Parrish. “The players never quit. We will correct fundamentals and get better.”

After Nandua took a three-point lead, Windsor quarterback Justice Chapman hit Josh Edwards for a 55-yard touchdown with 5:23 left in the first quarter. Tyler Fontenot’s extra point gave the Dukes a 7-3 lead.

After another Nandua field goal, Windsor scored on a four-yard run by Sherrod Patterson. Fontenot’s kick made it 14-6 with 11:03 left in the second quarter.

Nandua tied it up on a two-yard run and a two-point conversion with 4:57 left before the half.

The home team then took a 20-14 lead with 4:46 left in the game on a two-yard run. Duke quarterback Justice Chapman connected with Malcolm Green on a 62-yard touchdown and the Fontenot kick gave Windsor a 21-20 lead.

With 2:08 left in the game Nandua reached pay dirt with a 46-yard run, which put them in the lead for good.

Chapman went 9-23 for 213 yards and two touchdowns. The Dukes ran the ball 51 times for 175 yards and a touchdown.