Dover Tornadoes Team News

Despite Week 5 wins to stay unbeaten, McKinley and Marlington each dropped from No. 1 in their respective regions in the weekly Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Bulldogs (4-0) are rated No. 2 in Division I, Region 2, while the Dukes (5-0) are No. 2 in Division III, Region 11.

DOVER  Like last year, this one was over early.

Senior quarterback Mason Mamarella fired five first-half touchdown passes and the Dover defense was a force all night long as the Tornadoes routed Toledo Woodward 56-0 in a nonconference contest at Crater Stadium on Friday night.

Here's what you need to know entering Week 5 of the 2012 high school football season:

DOVER  The amount of turnovers and penalties in Dover’s first four games have been uncharacteristic.

A rugged nonleague schedule against the likes of Cleveland East Shaw, Ashland, Canfield and Tri-Valley has a lot to do with that.

TIME  7 p.m.
SITE  Crater Stadium.
RECORDS  Toledo Woodward 0-4, Dover 2-2
LAST WEEK  East Liverpool 65, Toledo Woodward 12; Tri-Valley 28, Dover 21
LAST MEETING  Dover won 62-0 last year.

COLUMBUS  McKinley and Marlington each lead their respective computer regions in the initial release of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s weekly football computer ratings Tuesday.

DRESDEN  Dover knew it had to control seniors Nathan Strock and Austin Jones to notch a victory at state-ranked Tri-Valley on Friday night.

It didn’t happen.

Are you ready for Week 4 of high school football? Here's what you need to know:

TIME  7:30 p.m., Friday
SITE  Jack Anderson Stadium
RECORDS  Dover 2-1; Tri-Valley 3-0
LAST WEEK  Dover 56, Canfield 0; Tri-Valley 62, West Muskingum 7
LAST MEETING  Dover won 14-10 last year.

DOVER  The last time Dover journeyed to Dresden, Nathan Strock and Austin Jones were instrumental in Tri-Valley’s wild 26-21 win over the Tornadoes.