New Philadelphia and Dover shared the annual Rivals for a Cause football program for high school boys and girls played at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in New Philadelphia on Saturday night.

The Dover boys beat New Philadelphia 4-2 as Josh Smith scored two goals for the winners.

Dover finished the season 12-4, winning 9 of their last 10 games. The Crimson Tornadoesr will start their playoffs by hosting the winner from Tri-Valley and Harrison Central next Saturday, October 23.

The Quakers fell to 6-6-4.

Smith and Reese Utter gave Dover a 2-0 lead in the opening 20 minutes of the first half. Connor Hooper helped with the total count.

New Philadelphia scored a goal in the second half when Elliott Warner scored to cut Dover’s deficit leading 2-1.

Elliott Warner of New Philadelphia controls the ball as Seth Wisintainer of Dover defends on Saturday night.

However, the Crimson Tornadoes responded with another goal from Smith on an assist from Utter, and Ethan Kopp scored to give the visitors a 4-1 advantage.

New Philadelphia’s Javen Doss headed a Kobe Gaskin corner two minutes from time but the Quakers couldn’t come close.

Grant Mastrione was the winning goalie, making three saves. Nathaniel Demuth was between the pipes of the Quakers and made four saves.

The Crimson Tornadoes had a season sweep with a 2-0 victory at Crater Stadium in late August.

In the previous contest, the New Philadelphia girls shut out Dover for a season sweep. The Quakers dominated the Crimson Tornadoes in the first meeting at Crater Stadium.

The games were part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Audrey Harr, of New Philadelphia, chases a loose ball on Saturday night.
Lauryn Contini of New Philadelphia changes direction against Dover.


Fairless 4, South Township 0

Gracie Ashton added to her school’s number of goals scored with a hat trick and Abby Seward made a shutout with eight saves to lead Fairless past Canton South in a Principals Athletic Conference clash.

Ella Cox added a goal and Halle Ramey nabbed an assist for the winners (12-4), who led 1-0 at halftime.

Fairless dominated Canton South 18-6 and had a 4-2 advantage in corners.


Mount Vernon 4, river view 1

The visiting Black Bears suffered their first loss of the season, falling to 14-1-1, while the Yellow Jackets improved to 12-2-1.

East District seed River View will host the Philo-Carrollton winner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Rittman 7, Sandy Valley 3

Paul Werle scored four times to put Rittman past Sandy Valley.

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