Dover Tornadoes Team News

DOVER  Dover’s 2014 football season began much like the 2013 campaign.

Senior quarterback Cory Contini rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three more as Dover opened with a convincing 49-0 win over Lorne Park from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, before a big crowd at Crater Stadium Thursday night.

Here's your Week 1 guide:

- The Score Magazine, which includes football and other local sports coverage, debuted. Did you pick up a copy?

It seems like only yesterday that I was standing on the sidelines of Dover’s Crater Stadium covering the regional final football game between the   Indian Valley Braves and Steubenville Big Red.

Lorne Park (Ont.) at Dover
WHEN  7 p.m., Thursday
LAST SEASON  Lorne Park 9-0; Dover 7-4
LAST MEETING  Dover won 60-13 last year.

DOVER Losing back-to-back games put a damper on Dover’s successful 2013 season.

Cory Contini threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Dover recorded a 21-19 win over Grafton Midview in a first unit high school football scrimmage at Crater Stadium on Thursday night.

Coaches will for the most part say they see the good AND the bad from their high school football teams during scrimmages.

Such was not the case for Dover head coach Dan Ifft.

But it was for New Philadelphia head coach Matt Dennison, as their teams kicked off the scrimmage season Friday.

NEW PHILADELPHIA  As a pinch hitter, John Cox came through.

Cox eagerly stepped in and delivered the game-winning hit as he guided the West All-Stars in the 37th annual Times-Reporter Charity All-Star Football Game.

NEW PHILADELPHIA  The strains of Pharrell’s “Happy” blasted through the speakers at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium after the East’s 27-7 win over the West in the 37th annual Times-Reporter Charity All-Star Football Game on Friday night.