Dukes stand at 2-2 after four games

Published 6:17 pm Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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Windsor High School’s varsity football team fell 41-22 against host Northampton High School on Friday, Sept. 15, which evened the Dukes’ record to 2-2.

The loss does not overshadow the team’s strong start to the year, though.

After Windsor earned its first win in nearly four years via a home-opening blowout victory on Aug. 31, the team wasted no time in notching another “W.”

The Dukes pushed their record above .500 this season with a 34-23 road win over Middlesex High School on Friday, Sept. 8.

“I think we kind of outlasted them towards the end of the game because of our conditioning,” Windsor Head Coach Benjamin DuBois said.

The Dukes were tied with the Chargers 15-15 at halftime but then pulled away to establish a 34-15 lead. Middlesex was able to return a kickoff for a touchdown, but DuBois noted that the game was in hand at that point.

Another factor he cited as helping decide the outcome of the game was the reality of his players starting to come together, finding a team chemistry.

“I don’t want to get too far ahead of myself, but I will say that they’re starting to bond together,” he said. “They help each other out, so it’s fun to watch.”

Windsor sophomore running back Javion Collins ran for 219 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers. Dukes senior wideout Jamari King ran for 109 yards and a score, sophomore quarterback Jeremy King ran for around 70 yards, and sophomore running back Carl Powell ran for a touchdown.

“We ran for close to 400 yards,” DuBois said.

Additionally, Jeremy King threw a touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Fleetwood Turner.

The Dukes (2-2) will return home to host Franklin High School on Friday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.