Dover Tornadoes Team News

SUGARCREEK It was like old times for Dover’s Jason Clinker and Vaiala Morris.

DOVER  It’s not totally accurate to say that Dan Ifft is at a loss for words to describe the new look at Crater Stadium.

It just seemed like he’s still looking for the right word.

SUGARCREEK  Tyler Walter holds nearly every passing record at Garaway High School.

The 36th annual Times-Reporter All-Star Football Game is less than a month away.

Rosters for each team are set, with 33 players per side.

The East will be coached by New Philadelphia’s Matt Dennison and his staff. Practices will be held at New Philadelphia.

Times-Reporter staff report

Change is the appropriate word for many area high school football programs today, as the Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors approved the divisional breakdowns based on enrollment for the 2013 and 2014 football seasons Thursday.

COLUMBUS  When the state football championships return to Stark County this fall the games will be spread over three days instead of the customary two. The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors accepted a motion to play the Division II, III, IV and VI playoff games on Friday nights and the Division I, V and VII title games on Saturdays.

COLUMBUS  Divisional changes came as expected for the Massillon and Louisville football teams. And McKinley, as expected, stayed put in the big-school division.

The worst-kept secret in Dover was confirmed Tuesday.

The Dover City Schools District Board of Education officially gave the go-ahead to install the state-of-the-art synthetic playing surface FieldTurf Revolution at Crater Stadium during a special meeting.

Regional football champs the Dover High School Tornadoes soon will have a playing surface that matches their play on the field.

Looking for the right coach to jump-start a high school football program is not easy.

But Sandy Valley Athletic Directly Mickey Keck is not hiding his enthusiasm over the prospects of Zach Gardner leading the Cardinals.