Dukes aim for consistency
Published 5:19 pm Tuesday, August 31, 2021
By Niqko Marshall
The Windsor High School Dukes head into the 2021-2022 season looking to become more consistent in the win column than in seasons past.
In the last three seasons, Windsor has won only four games, which included a winless spring. However, Coach Tyler Mosley is hoping that things can turn around this season as the Dukes look to establish more consistency.
“We have a very young group, but they are talented,” Mosley said. “With the spring games, we looked at it as spring ball, since we were playing out of season. We felt like it was a prelude for the fall, and as coaches, we felt like it was good for us to go through as we prepare for this upcoming season.”
Mosley and his coaching staff have put an emphasis on getting over the hump as a program. In getting over that hump, they will look to some solid contributors in Caleb Murilic and Demond Smith, who are set to return for the Dukes. Quincy Wellon will be someone to look for in the backfield, while Preston Davis, Isaiah Seaborne and Cam Ferguson will play significant parts in the receiving game for Windsor. After continuing to build the program, the Dukes are optimistic that this season will be the one that can turn the tide.
“We want to make sure we are very competitive,” Mosley said. “We want to be one of those teams people are looking out for. When these guys were eighth-graders, we felt like this will be the group that starts to change some things for us. We are still young, but we feel like if we continue to work, we will get there.”
One thing that could change some of the more recent outcomes for Windsor football is being appreciative. Things didn’t go as expected during the 2020 season, with a delayed and shortened season. Coaches and players alike were football-starved, which can put things into a new perspective for a team. The work ethic is different, and with Windsor hoping to get a full 10-game schedule, Mosley and his group have a newfound focus.
“We want to make sure we are taking advantage of everything we are getting a chance to do,” Mosley said. “It can all be taken away. It was just a different feeling being away from football for so long. So, we don’t want to think too much about what could go wrong this season, and we want to focus on getting better day by day. We want to continue doing things right.”