Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football

Dukes Conquer Knights

Photo Courtesy of Rod Brower

The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes slayed the Nicolet Knights, 35-6, in Glendale on Friday night.  The victory moved the Dukes to 2-0 in the North Shore Conference, and 3-1 overall.

Defensive Toughness

The physical Dukes D was too much for a Knights team that was off to a 3-0 start on the young season.  Prided on pursuit on gang tackling, the Blue Duke Defense limited Nicolet to 181 yards of total offense on just 39 plays.  Cornerbacks Sean Callahan and Nick Lewis each had interceptions in the game, with linebackers Nick Jorndt and Michael Strecansky joining the turnover action by combining to force a fumble late in the 3rd quarter.  Senior nose tackle Reid Jamerson capped off the night with a 50-yard scoop and score on a fumble forced by senior defensive lineman Henry Hissrich, who was playing in his first game as a Blue Duke.

Air & Ground

Senior quarterback Luke Wells had a big-time performance for an offense that gained 371 total yards.  Wells completed 7 of 10 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns.  He connected with senior wideout Kamarion Ivory on a 9-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left in the 1st half to put the Dukes up 14-6 at the break.  Ivory, who sparkled in his season debut, finished the night with 41 yards on 3 catches to give the offense another weapon in their arsenal.

Senior running back Jack Nau had another big game for the Dukes, needing just 7 carries to rush for 119 yards and adding 51 more yards on 3 catches.  Nau’s 75-yard touchdown run on 3rd & 15 gave the Dukes an early 7-0 lead with 7:29 remaining in the 1st quarter.  After the Callahan interception in the 3rd quarter, Nau hauled in a pass from Wells for a 45-yard touchdown, his second of the night.

Fellow senior running back Dom Bartolone punched in his 4th touchdown of the year on a 9-yard run early in the 4th quarter.  Bartolone finished with 92 yards on 21 carries.

With help from the defense, the Blue Dukes held the ball for an eye-popping 30 minutes and 3 seconds to dominate the time of possession.

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Next Up…

The Blue Dukes go up against the Homestead Highlanders for a huge North Shore Conference showdown on Friday, September 17th at Lubar Stadium.  The game will be televised live on My24-Milwaukee in addition to it being Jr. Dukes Night.  Kickoff will be at 7pm.