Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes Football

Dukes Hold Off Spartans

The Whitefish Bay Blue Dukes held on to defeat the West Bend West Spartans Friday night, 13-7.  The win evens their record at 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in the North Shore Conference.

After a scorless first quarter in which the Dukes Offense moved the ball well but commited several penalties, they got on the board first at the 10:26 mark in the second quarter on a Ben Volpe 1-yard QB sneak.  The touchdown capped a 9-play drive that was set up by a Sean Callahan 21-yard run to the Spartans 5 on 3rd and 5 to open the second quarter.  Callahan finished the game with 142 rushing yards on 27 carries.

Ben Beckmann would then make a house call after an Aleks Sauer-Milli touchback on the kickoff.  The Spartans dropped back to pass on the first play of the series and Beckmann would slide underneath for the easy interception that he would return for a touchdown to make it 13-0.

The score would remain 13-0 heading into the final quarter.  West Bend West woud get on the board with a 10-yard touchdown pass on 3rd and 9 with 8:39 remaining in the game.

The Spartans would get one more chance after the Blue Dukes would turn it over on downs, but a relentless Dukes D stood tall and forced a turnover on downs to seal the game.  Erick Peck led the team with 9 total tackles, Carter Smith was next with 8 total tackles, and Callahan also added an interception on the night.

Box Score

Statistics courtesy of Brandon Rindfleisch

Next Up…

The Blue Dukes return home to host the West Bend East Suns (3-1, 1-1) for Homecoming.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm at Lubar Stadium.