DOVER -- Make it seven straight.
Dover’s defense was a bit better than New Philadelphia’s, as the Tornadoes held on for a hard-fought 21-20 win over the Quakers in the 108th meeting between the schools before more than 7,500 at Crater Stadium on Friday night.
The Tornadoes, who claimed a seventh straight win over the Quakers, won the outright East Central Ohio League Scarlet Division championship with a 5-0 record and finished the regular season with a 9-1 ledger.
Dover QB Derik Swinderman passes during the 108th Dover-Phila Game.
The Quakers ended up with a 3-2 mark in the ECOL and 7-3 mark overall in the regular season.
Both teams will be playing in the postseason next week. Dover was rated No. 3 in Region 11 of Division III and New Philadelphia was No. 4 in Region 5 of Division II.
Dover leads the overall series 52-47-9.
The game ended with Dover coach Dan Ifft and New Philadelphia coach Matt Dennison exchanging heated words at midfield. Both declined to discuss the issue further.
Link: Dover wins as Phila misses a two-point conversion