Dover wins third straight to even record; Tornadoes rout ECOL rival Cambridge

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Dover 56, Cambridge 0
In last year's Week 6 East Central Ohio League clash, Cambridge and Dover combined for 76 points in a thriller. This time, Dover tried to get that point total all by itself. The Tornadoes rolled to a 56-0 thumping of the host Bobcats to put a damper on Friday’s homecoming festivities at McFarland Stadium.


CAMBRIDGE – In last year's Week 6 East Central Ohio League clash, Cambridge and Dover combined for 76 points in a thriller.

This time, Dover tried to get that point total all by itself. The Tornadoes rolled to a 56-0 thumping of the host Bobcats to put a damper on Friday’s homecoming festivities at McFarland Stadium.

Sparked by five touchdown passes and more than 300 total yards of offense by junior quarterback Corey Lisowski, Dover reeled off its third straight victory to even its record (3-3, 3-0 ECOL). Cambridge (4-2, 2-1 ECOL), meanwhile, saw a four-game winning streak snapped.

Lisowski finished the game 14-of-28 passing for 223 yards and he also led all runners with 10 carries for 96 yards.

Dover's defense also did a number on the Bobcats, allowing just 105 total yards including a net of 48 rushing and 57 passing.

Dover scored on the game's second snap, with junior quarterback Corey Lisowski hitting sophomore Marcus Mamarella on a 69-yard TD strike. Senior Matt Rinehart added the PAT kick to give the Tornadoes a 7-0 lead just 25 seconds into the contest.

The Bobcats fumbled the ball away on their first series, with Dover's Andrew Bache recovering at the CHS 36-yard line.

Seven plays later, Dover hit paydirt again with Lisowski and Mamarella hooking up from four yards out at the 8:10 mark of the first quarter.

Rinehart's extra-point extended Dover's lead to 14-0.

A 35-yard punt return by Rinehart had the Tornadoes back in business a minute later and Lisowski & Co. wasted no time building their lead to 21-0 on a 15-yard aerials strike to senior Michael Reneker, with Rinehart again converting the point-after at the 6:39 mark of round one.

The lead ballooned to 29-0 early in the second quarter as Dover put together a 13-play, 68-yard drive featuring the running of Lisowski, but a one-yard run by Shane Lester at
the 10:52 juncture found the endzone.

A bobbled snap on the PAT didn't phase the Tornadoes, as Rinehart picked up the loose ball and raced around the left side for the two-point conversion.

Dover had a 48-yard field goal attempt blocked on its next series, but came right back with an 11-play, 56-yard drive in the waning moments of the first half to up the ante to 36-0.

Lisowski hit Reneker with a 14-yard TD toss at the 2:07 mark, and Rinehart added another PAT.

Cambridge used up more than six minutes of the third quarter, but only got to midfield and a shanked punt set up Dover at its 44.

Lisowski went airborne again, hitting Rinehart on a quick hitch and the do-it-all receiver turned on the after-burners for a 56-yard TD. He then split the uprights again for the PAT, building the Tornadoes' lead to 43-0 with 5:20 left in the third chapter.

The assault continued in the fourth quarter, with backup running backs Corey Abel and Ryker Marsh getting into the scorebook. Abel tallied on a six-yard run with 11:50 remaining in the game and Abel scored from the seven at the 9:02 mark to close the scoring.

Dover finished the night with 409 total yards, including 223 passing and 196 rushing. Lisowski's favorite targets were Rinehart with five catches for 72 yards; Mamarella with four for 87 and Reneker with four for 57.

For Cambridge, sophomore Tyler Hardesty – who entered the game with 796 yards rushing – was limited to 21 yards on 12 carries and senior QB Vince Daugherty completed 6-of-11 passes, including three for 32 yards to senior fullback Kirk Wetherell.

Dover faces a Week 7 ECOL showdown with Claymont while Cambridge tries to regroup against Coshocton.

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