Dover Tornadoes Team News

When the clock strikes 7 on Friday night, our 2012 football season officially will begin. That’s when kickoff is scheduled for the 35th annual Times-Reporter Charities All-Star Football Game. The contest is being played at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in New Philadelphia.

This one looks like fun.

CANTON  This wasn’t just a chance to get together and play a football game in the middle of summer. Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium meant something. It meant a lot.

It was the 23rd Repository East-West All-Star football game. With the series tied at 11 games each, it is easy to see why.

CANTON  It was a Repository East-West All-Star Football Game record that stood for 22 years.

Taurice Scott blew that to smithereens in less than 22 seconds.

CANTON  The three-hour shootout escaped the East’s control Saturday night.

There were no worries on head coach Dale Soles’ sideline. Minutes later his players put the finishing touches on a come-from-behind victory.

CANTON  Massillon’s Anthony McCarthy clapped his hands in anguish as his second 52-yard field goal try fell short in The Repository’s East-West All-Star Football Game Kicking Contest.

DOVER  Better late than never.

For the first time since 1994 the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded its divisional format for high school football teams and the Massillon Tigers could be on the move — down a division.

When he first started looking at colleges, Ridgewood High School’s Evan Jones got some sound advice.

“People told me that I would visit a school that felt like home, and that’s what happened,” he said.

Dover teammates Derik Swinderman and Timothy Lehrare among four area players that signed with Ashland today.

The gentlemen’s agreement some Big Ten football coaches used to have with each other in recruiting might be evaporating.