Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football

Dukes Dominate Greyhounds, 56-6


It was a party at Lubar on Friday night, as the Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes kicked off the 2021 season with a 56-6 victory over the Messwood Greyhounds.

Senior Nigel Cheeks got the fun started by taking the opening kickoff to the house from 81 yards out, and the Blue Dukes were off and running.  After the staunch Dukes D forced a quick three-and-out, Cheeks found the endzone once again on a 25-yard rush to make it 14-0 with 8:51 remaining in the first quarter.

Picking up where they left off last year, the Dukes D forced a turnover on Messwood’s next possession.  Two plays later, Senior fullback Dom Bartolone found the endzone to make it 21-0.  It was Senior Jack Nau’s turn on the next possession, taking a sweep 27-yards to the Messwood 9-yard line before catching a 9-yard touchdown pass from Senior signal caller Luke Wells.  The final touchdown of the first quarter had the Blue Dukes out to a 28-0 lead.

On the first play of the second quarter, Cheeks rushed in from the 22-yard line for his third and final touchdown of the game.  Junior running back Sean Callahan joined the fun with 5 minutes remaining in the first half, getting his first career touchdown on a 25-yard rush.

After the Greyhounds score to make it 42-6 with 1:25 left in the first half, Senior defensive back Nick Lewis housed the ensuring kickoff from 83 yards away.  Lewy’s fist career touchdown gave the Blue Dukes a 49-6 lead at the half.

Sophomore running back Ben Beckmann would tack on the last score on a 10-yard rushing touchdown, the first of his career, with 4:36 to go in the 3rd quarter.  Beckmann’s score made it 56-6, which be the score until the final horn.

The Blue Dukes Defense forced 6 fumbles and 5 turnovers in their first action of the season.  They held the Greyhounds to just 168 yards on 36 plays.  Offensively, Senior running back Nate Burroughs led the Blue Dukes in rushing with 53 yards on 9 carries.

Next Up….

The Blue Dukes hit the road to face of against the Mukwonago Indians.  Kickoff is set for 7:00pm on Friday, August 27th at Hensler Field in Mukwonago.

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