Duke defense fights off last-minute attack for winPublished 9:34am Saturday, October 20, 2012
DENDRON—With only a few seconds remaining, Windsor’s defense fought off a Surry attack to win Friday’s Tri-Rivers District game 14-12.
Playing at Surry, the Dukes trailed the Cougars for most of the game. But with 10:15 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Cougars leading 12-7, the Dukes advanced the ball inside Surry’s red zone.
With the ball on the three-yard line, Windsor failed to score on three attempts. The Dukes called a timeout and returned with quarterback Justice Chapman sneaking the ball across the goal line.
Tyler Fontenot booted the extra point to give the Windsor a 14-12 lead with 10:10 remaining in the game.
The Cougars on their next possession were faced with a fourth and long. Going into punt formation, Surry faked a punt and went for the yardage, but was stopped by the Duke defense.
Windsor took over the ball with 6:54 remaining in the game but lost it to an interception.
With 2:30 left in the game, the Cougars moved into the Duke red zone. The Windsor defense dug in and pulled off a sack to move the ball back to the 10-yard line.
A Cougar penalty pushed it back another 5 yards as the clock showed 1:15 remaining in the game. The Cougars reached first and goal and attempted three times to score.
On fourth and goal, a pass attempt by the Cougars failed, and the ball went to the Dukes.
The Cougars were first on the scoreboard in the first quarter following an 18-yard pass from Derrick Bailey to DeAndre’ Davis. The two-point conversion failed.
The Dukes also scored in the first quarter as Sharod Patterson broke free on a 40-yard touchdown run. The Fontenot kick was good to put the Dukes ahead 7-6 at the half.
For Windsor, Patterson led the rushing with 65 yards and Caleb Dundlow led in passing yardage with 41 yards.