Dover Tornadoes Team News

DOVER  There are no moral victories in football.

But Dover’s performance against Division I power Austintown Fitch is about as close to one as you can get.

Here's our guide to Friday night action:

DOVER  Dover was involved in what former football broadcaster Keith Jackson would affectionately call “a slobberknocker’’ with visiting Canfield on Friday night.

It’s the third week of the high school football regular season and a huge battle between a pair of undefeated teams is brewing.

After two weeks, several teams - St. Thomas Aquinas, Central Catholic, Carrollton, Indian Valley & Garaway - remain unbeaten. At least one of these teams (Indian Valley faces Garaway) will lose.

WHEN  7 p.m. Friday
LAST WEEK  Ashland 16, Dover 14; Canfield 44, Alliance 13
LAST MEETING  Dover won 53-24 last year.

ASHLAND  The games in the new series between Dover and Ashland have been high-scoring affairs.

Points galore and defense seemed to be an afterthought.

That came to a screeching halt at Community Stadium on a sweltering Friday night.

DOVER (1-0) at ASHLAND (0-1)
Friday, 7.
LAST WEEK:  Dover 49, Lorne Park 0; Wadsworth 26, Ashland 15.
LAST MEETING: Dover 47, Ashland 42 in 2013.

WHEN  7 p.m., Friday
LAST WEEK  Dover 49, Lorne Park (Ont.) 0; Wadsworth 26, Ashland 15
LAST MEETING  Dover won 47-42 last year.

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.