Dover Tornadoes Team News

It’s here. Dover-Phila Week. Let the fun and frivolity begin.

A sportsmanship banquet, spaghetti dinners, spirit days and pep rallies on both sides of the Tuscarawas River will get the Tornado and Quaker faithful fired up for Friday night.

Dover’s focus is now on Phila.

Dover can’t afford to overlook Marietta, with archrival New Philadelphia on the horizon.

That’s the approach the Tornadoes are taking as they get set to travel to take on the Tigers in an East Central Ohio League football clash Friday night.

COLUMBUS  Despite staying undefeated, Minerva dropped from the top of its region. Despite suffering its first loss, GlenOak remained a solid No. 1 in its.

DOVER Dover climbed into the driver’s seat Friday night.

But it wasn’t easy.

DOVER  Another week, another big East Central Ohio League showdown for the Dover Tornadoes.

First it was Claymont.

Last week it was Zanesville.

Bring on the Bobcats.

WHEN  Friday, 7:30 p.m.
SITE  Crater Stadium
RECORDS  Cambridge 6-1, 3-0; Dover 6-1, 2-0
LAST WEEK  Cambridge 44, East Liverpool 7; Dover 28, Zanesville 17
LAST YEAR  Dover won, 45-7.

COLUMBUS  Minerva has joined GlenOak as a top-rated team in the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings, which were released Tuesday.

It’s never to late to talk high school football playoffs.

Region 11 of Division III is loaded.

Listen to these names — Minerva, Dover, Steubenville, Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, Sheridan, Granville, Poland Seminary and Marlington.

Dover High football coach Dan Ifft knew it would take a hard-nosed effort to get a win at Zanesville Friday night.

He was not disappointed.