Dukes raid Yellow Jackets

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Windsor senior quarterback Keshawn Reid accounted for four touchdowns against Northampton on Friday night, leading the Dukes to their first win of the season. Reid rushed for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns and threw two more in the 36-14 romp over the Yellow Jackets.

“The team played really well,” said Windsor head coach Chuck Parrish. “We blocked well up front and we ran the ball well.”

Reid’s 15-yard touchdown scamper got the Dukes on the board first, a drive that was capped off with a successful two-point conversion pass to receiver Trevor Kiser. The Dukes led by as much as 22 in the waning minutes of the second quarter, with scores from Kiser and Shomone Reid, unrelated to the quarterback, contributing to the lead.

“We scored on our first three possessions of the game,” Parrish said. “After we scored our touchdown, they fumbled on the first play of their drive and then we scored again.”

Running backs Mike Jones and Dyshawn Beckett added touchdowns for the Yellow Jackets, who dropped to 1-3 on the season.

“We’ve got room for improvement,” Parrish said. “The key for us is ball control. We held the ball for 18 of the first 24 minutes of the game.”

The Dukes host Brunswick on Friday in The Tidewater News’ Game of the Week. The Bulldogs (1-2) suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Amelia County over the weekend, falling 35-34.

“They have some great players,” Parrish said. “Their quarterback is a senior who has played, I think, since he was a freshman. Great player. Same with their running back, No. 23. We’re looking forward to coming out and playing hard for our second win.”