PERRY TWP. A town that embraced its high school football team rose for one final ovation.
A player who desperately wanted to suit up, but couldn’t, patted a disappointed teammate on the shoulder during the final postgame huddle.
PERRY TWP. It’s November, and you know what that means in Dover.
Exciting playoff football games — and exciting wins.
At Lowell Klinefelter Field, Canton Central Catholic High School
WHEN Friday, 7:30.
RECORDS Dover is 10-1; Minerva is 11-0
LAST WEEK Dover 68, Sheridan 53; Minerva 29, Poland Seminary 28
MINERVA Moments after recording their first high school football playoff win in dramatic fashion, the Minerva Lions found out what was in store for them in Round 2.
It’s not every day you face a team that scored 10 touchdowns against someone who also was good enough to make the postseason.
SITE Lowell Klinefelter Field, 7:30 p.m.
RECORDS Minerva 11-0; Dover 10-1
DOVER When Dover and Minerva hook up in a Division III Region 11 semifinal Friday night, the Tornadoes are going to be facing a team that is a lot like themselves.
Not too many people knew what to expect from a Dover team that lost a lot of talent and was heading into the 2011 season with a lot of new players getting their baptism under fire.
All games Saturday at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
1 Mentor (10-1) vs. 5 Solon (10-1) at Parma Byers Field
Dover High football coach Dan Ifft wasn’t sure what kind of team he was going to have this season.
After 11 weeks, he’s found out its one that just gets the job done.
DOVER “Basketball started early this season.”
DOVER This one makes up for 2003.
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