Dover Tornadoes Team News

Here's this week's schedule for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship football games in Stark County:

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Division VI: Newark Catholic (12-2) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2), 11 a.m., Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

MASSILLON  Dover left it all out on the field.

When you’re playing for a state championship berth, that’s all a coach can ask for.

But tremendous speed from the opposition and inopportune turnovers and mistakes can negate effort and heart.

MASSILLON  The Dover coaches and the media from around Northeast Ohio certainly were correct.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary has kids who can flat out fly when they touch the football — and when they are running routes to get open, and running after opposing players carrying the ball, too.

  A special edition of Ziegler Tire's "Game Night" show will have highlights and interviews from tonight's Dover-Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary state semifinal game. 

 In the meantime, here's a video guide to the game.

The monkey is off the backs of the Dover Tornadoes.

But a bigger challenge waits in the wings.

A pair of 11-2 teams will hook up when Dover takes on Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary tonight in a Division III semifinal at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

The Dover High School offensive line has been nothing less than superb this season.

The unit has done a great job of opening holes for the run game and allowing the Tornado quarterback Mason Mamarella to pass and run the football as well.

Division III state semifinal: Dover (11-2) vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary (11-2)

WHEN  Saturday, 7 p.m.

WHERE  Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

LAST MEETING  Tied 7-7 in 1929

DOVER  Dover High School senior wide receiver Brant Raber is the Tornadoes’ top rusher not named Mason Mamarella.

Dover High School has faced football programs with impressive résumés in past postseason matchups.

The likes of Steubenville and Youngstown Cardinal Mooney immediately come to mind.

DOVER  There are a number of seniors who don’t get regular playing time for the Dover High School football squad.

They affectionately are  known as “The Black Wolves.”