Dover Tornadoes Team News

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.

COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors — during its regularly scheduled January meeting today — announced the 2013 state football championship game dates under the new seven-division format.

A great individual honor awaits six men this summer, when they will be inducted into the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame.

MASSILLON  Massillon’s football team has had plenty of on-the-field success during Jason Hall’s five seasons as the head coach.

COLUMBUS  The 2012 Associated Press Division V-VI All-Ohio high school football teams, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
DIVISION V
First Team