Dover Tornadoes Team News

Dover at Canfield

  7:30 p.m.

SITE  Canfield Cardinal Stadium

RECORDS  Dover 2-0, Canfield 2-0

LAST WEEK  Dover 27, Ashland 26; Canfield 41, Canton South 14

DOVER  After Friday night’s performance, Dover coach Dan Ifft found out what kind of team he has.

A pretty tough one.

Football Fridays are special in the Tuscarawas Valley.

Especially the ones that kick off the home part of season.

Dover’s home opener was surrounded by plenty of pomp and circumstance.

DOVER  It was a war of attrition at hot and muggy Crater Stadium on Friday night. And Dover won.

Both Claymont and Indian Valley will be looking for win No. 2 Friday night when the Mustangs head to Kelley Field in Midvale.

Home openers are special.

Especially at Dover High School.

Dover will open the home slate of its 2011 season when it hosts Ashland at Crater Stadium on Friday night.

It will be the 109th home opener in the long and storied history of Dover football which began back in 1896.

DOVER  After Dover’s 58-14 high school football win at Carrollton on Thursday night, Tornado head coach Dan Ifft was hard pressed to find something he didn’t like about his team’s play in its season opener.

CARROLLTON  Dover didn’t wait to shine under the lights at Community Field.

The Tornadoes did it in the bright sunshine.

And under the lights as well.

Dover coach Dan Ifft wondered how his former junior varsity players would react under varsity conditions.

TIME  7 p.m.

SITE  Community Field.

LAST YEAR’S RECORDS  Dover 10-3, Carrollton 4-6.

LAST MEETING  Dover won, 63-14, last year.

Shoes to fill