Dover Tornadoes Team News

Times-Reporter staff report

Dover High School’s Mason Mamarella capped his stellar football career by sharing Division III Offensive Player of the Year honors after the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio teams in Division III and IV were named Tuesday.

There will be a shake-up around the state next year when the Ohio High School Athletic Association goes to a seven-division format. It will allow more teams to make the playoffs with eight teams in seven divisions as opposed to just six.

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.