Looking over their shoulder at the Granby win may be a motivator, but the Dukes' know that to win tomorrow night against Bethel they'll have to focus and work harder. It might help that Bethel's offense is struggling on the ground and only returns one offensive starter. However, the Dukes' know they "need to execute a lot better" than they did in last week's game, according to senior, Robbie Freiermuth.
Maybe the one lesson the Dukes' have learned from the last three weeks, is that despite adversity you have continue to work together as a team. Seniors Shamar Marsh, Dion Harris, and Friermuth all agree with fellow teammate and senior, A.J. Hamilton that they "won because they came together for a common goal".
J.B. Bennett will have to continue to lead the improvement seen in the defensive squad if the Dukes' want to continue to win. Bennett had a pivotal interception in the end zone against Granby, but as the team will tell you "that was last week".
The Dukes play at home tomorrow night beginning at 7. The annual Hall of Fame athletic inductions will be held tomorrow night at halftime so maybe that will be added motivation and provide an even larger fan base.
Read Dave Johnson's story of Coach Sonny Merchant's reaction to the Granby win in his blog from September 21st.