Dukes Trounce Hartford Union, Secure Tournament Slot

Dukes vs Hartford

Tommy Brunner’s two touchdowns were critical to the Dukes 27-14 win over Hartford Union.
Photo Credit: Rod Brower

The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes secured their place in the WIAA 2018 Boys Football Tournament with a convincing 27-14 win over Hartford Union on Friday night at Lubar Stadium.

The Dukes struck first after a brilliant fumble recovery and touchdown by WR/LB Tommy Brunner early in the 1st quarter. QB Jayden Jackson later connected with Brunner for a 48 yard TD with just over a minute remaining in the quarter, and scored his own touchdown on a 1 yard crash through the Orioles defensive line in the 2nd quarter. RB Drew Garcia iced the Dukes victory cake with a 32 yard TD run with just under two minutes remaining in the 4th quarter.

The Dukes ground game truly shined over the course of the night with Jackson running in a 1 yard TD in the 2nd quarter. RB Drew Garcia, who had 146 yards for the night, finished the Orioles off with a 32 yard touchdown as the clock wound down in the 4th quarter.

Hartford’s combined air and ground game met fierce resistance from the Dukes D, which forced six turnovers and held the Orioles to 278 total offensive yards.

Next Up

The Dukes travel to Watertown High School on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m to face the Watertown Goslings in the first round of the WIAA 2018 Boys Football Tournament.

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