A fourth-quarter rally was not enough for the Dover High School football team, as it dropped to 2-1 on the season after losing to Indian River High School, 32-27, Sept. 25 at Dover High Stadium.

Twenty second-half points and several Indian River High School mistakes were not enough for the Dover High School football team to be able to complete a comeback as it lost its first game of the season Sept. 25.

The Senators (2-1, 0-1) got run all over by Indian River (2-1, 2-0) quarterback Jamie Jarmon en route to a 32-27 loss at Dover High stadium.

The Indians jumped out to a quick 26-0 lead over the Sens as they recovered two short kicks in the first half that kept the ball out of Dover's hands during the early stages of the game.

Dover finally got on the board with 4:19 left in the first half when Pierre Foreman rushed in a one-yard touchdown to pull the Senators to within 19 at the half.

Less than four minutes into the third quarter, Foreman was at it again as he broke free for a 32-yard run to make the game 26-14.

On the following drive, Indian River was put in a tough spot on a third down and thirteen yards to go from their own 24. Jarmon, however, fired the ball down field for a 60-yard completion that put IR on the Dover 15-yard line.

The Indians brought the ball to the goal line where Jarmon punched it in for a one-yard rushing score.

The Senators began to make the game interesting with about five minutes left in the game when quarterback Kamal Abrams fired a 60-yard TD pass to receiver Bradon Arrington to bring the game to 32-20.

Dover then recovered the ball on the ensuing kickoff, an on-sides kick, that set up a 25-yard rushing touchdown by Foreman.

The crowd was brought to its feet on the next play, another on-sides kick recovery by the Sens. Luck ran out for Head Coach Carlton Brown's team, however, as they went four downs an out to turn the ball over and end the game.

Dover will look to regroup as it prepares for next week's homecoming game vs. Smyrna High School at 7:30 Friday, Oct. 2, at Dover High Stadium.

Email Brian Citino at brian.citino@doverpost.com