Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football

Dukes Sack Spartans

Photo Courtesy of Rod Brower

The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes started the conference schedule with a strong win over the West Bend West Spartans, 36-7.  The win at Lubar Stadium on Friday night puts the Blue Dukes at 2-1 on the season.

Despite first half miscues and 100 total yards of penalties, the Dukes were in control most of the game and demolished a school record in the process.

The Spartans offense ended the night with -92 yards rushing against the Dukes D, smashing the previous school record for least rushing yards allowed in a single game by the 1989 team when they held Homestead to -28 yards rushing.  The front 7 were in the backfield all night as they got to the quarterback for a whopping 11 sacks.  Senior lineman Reid Jamerson led the way with 5 sacks, while fellow senior linemen Caleb Bowers registered 2.5.  Senior linebackers Nick Jorndt (1.5) and Michael Strecanksy (1), and senior lineman Joe Brunner (0.5) and junior lineman Joe Morello (0.5) added the rest.  Brunner and Jamerson both recovered fumbles in the game and teamed up with Bowers to deflect numerous passes at the line of scrimmage.

Despite Wend Bend West running 61 plays, they were only able to muster up 196 yards of total offense.

Offensively, the Blue Dukes Offense was in rare form running the football.  They were paced by the trio of senior running backs Dom Bartolone, Nigel Cheeks, and Jack Nau.  Cheeks and Nau each had two touchdown runs while Bartolone scampered in from 45-yards out on the first play of a series following a Spartans three-and-out in the 1st quarter.  Cheeks and Bartolone both finished the night with 129 yards rushing on 8 and 11 carries, respectively.  Nau tallied 78 yards on his 6 rushing attempts.  Junior kicker Aleks Sauer-Milli drilled a 34-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter to help the Blue Dukes jump out to an early 16-0 lead.

The Blue Dukes finished the night with a season-high 380 total yards on 42 plays.

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Next Up…

The Blue Dukes are on the road again, this time to take on the 3-0 Nicolet Knights.  Kickoff is 7pm on Friday, September 10th.