Dukes lose to Tigers, but do better in scoring

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Although the Windsor High School Dukes lost 34-22 to Sussex Central Tigers on Friday, the home team nevertheless showed significant improvement in scoring compared to previous games this season.

In the first quarter, both teams each made six points, but Surry leaped to make 22 in the second; nothing by the Dukes. Returning at half time, Windsor made another six, and kept the Tigers from scoring at all in the third. Sussex earned six in the fourth, and the Dukes achieved eight.

In scoring, Windsor’s Gage Griffin had a one-yard run, but a kick failed. Nick Donavan had a 15-yard pass from Griffin. Jeffery Beckett also got a pass from Griffin. The latter went on to make a one-yard run. Beckett also got a pass from Griffin.

For Sussex, Malik Lankford ran for 75 yards, but that failed. Ricky Swarn had a seven-yard run, as did Tyree Rose, who later got a one-yard run. Lankford ran for 44 yards, but that run failed.

Leaders for Windsor were Daequan Garris, who had 77 rushing yards on 15 carries. Gage Griffin had 15 passing attempts, 10 completions and ran 77 yards with one touch down.

In rushing, the Dukes had 27 carries for 104 yards and two touch downs. Sussex had 27 carries for 191 yards and four touch downs.

In passing, Windsor made 15 attempts, with 10 completions for 77 yards and one touch down. Sussex made eight attempts, with five completions for 112 yards and one touch down.

The Dukes had eight first downs; Tigers, 11.

Windsor had four fumbles and one loss; Sussex had four fumbles, two losses.

The Dukes punted the ball twice for an average of 24 yards; Tigers, none.

In penalties, Windsor had three for 30 yards; Sussex had 16 for 111 yards.

The Dukes travel to Surry High School this Friday; the game starts at 7 p.m. They’ll host Greensville on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m.