Windsor’s defense stout in Homecoming win

Published 10:30 am Wednesday, October 14, 2015

For the first time in three weeks, the Windsor Dukes played a game in which weather was not a factor. That — plus a larger than normal crowd on Homecoming night — propelled the team to its second win of the season, head coach Chuck Parrish said.

“The kids were excited to play at home in good weather,” Parrish after the 14-6 win over Surry.

“After playing Monday (a 58-12 loss to Sussex Central), the kids responded and had a good week of practice.

The kids played hard. Our kids finished a short week with a good win.”

Both of Windsor’s touchdowns came on the heels of a Surry turnover. Junior linebacker Trevor Cross caused a fumble and senior defensive back Jared Stowe registered an interception, respectively.

Windsor (2-4, 1-2 in the TriRivers District) will look to score its first winning streak of the season when the Dukes travel to Greensville on Friday. The contest will conclude a week in which the Eagles play three games in eight days, something Parrish said his team had to deal with in 2011.

“It’s tough [to do],” the coach said. “They’re athletic, and they have three seniors who do a very good job for them. Their defense gets to the ball well.