Dover Tornadoes Team News

COLUMBUS  Friday Night Lights could be the rule for the high school football state playoffs as soon as this season.
 
The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors will hear a presentation next month to play all state playoff games for all seven divisions on Fridays for the first four rounds of the playoffs.

MASSILLON  It didn’t take long for the North-South Classic small-school all-stars to get a feel for what they were signing up for during Saturday’s opening act of a two-game doubleheader at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

MASSILLON  Five practices. That's all the teams in the Ohio North-South All-Star Football Classic essentially had to get themselves ready for Saturday's games.

MASSILLON  Steve Channell looked around Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Saturday evening as the stadium lights began to replace the daylight as the primary method of illumination and smiled.

MASSILLON  There was a roar around Paul Brown Tiger Stadium as noon arrived Saturday. It had nothing to do with the scheduled kickoff time for the Ohio North-South All-Star Football Classic's Division IV-VII game.

Instead, it was the sound of thunder as a storm struck Massillon.

MASSILLON  All-star football games are supposed to be all about throwing the ball all over the place and scoring bunches of points.

Half of that happened for the South team in the Ohio North-South All-Star Football Classic big-school game Saturday afternoon at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. It was able to score a lot of points in a 38-34 win over the North.

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The week began with four loosely-associated groups of football players eyeing a trip to Stark County to end their high-school careers. It will end Saturday afternoon with four football teams looking to give those in attendance their money's worth in one last all-star game.

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If anyone should be able to understand what the players on the four Ohio North-South All-Star Football Classic teams are going through, it's Mike Franklin.

A spot in an all-star game is something every player to receives one is honored to hold. That's true of the individuals who are chosen to coach in those games as well.

There will not be a fourth straight Division V state championship football game between Central Catholic and Coldwater this fall. The new competitive balance formula applied by the Ohio High School Athletic Association guarantees it.