After handing the Cape Henlopen Vikings their first loss of the season on homecoming night, it’s now Dover’s turn to host their homecoming game this Friday.


After handing the Cape Henlopen Vikings their first loss of the season on homecoming night, it’s now Dover’s turn to host their homecoming game this Friday.

Dover is coming from a huge high; beating previously undefeated Cape Henlopen in a 55-54 shootout. 

Milford is also coming from a high, having won their homecoming game last week against Mount Pleasant, which was also the Bucs first win of the season.

Having defeated two teams on their homecomings, the importance of winning at homecoming is not lost on Dover Head Coach Carlton Brown.

“Winning at homecoming is big for the team, the community and alumni, it’s a big day” said Brown.

Match-up wise, this is certainly a game that Dover should win. After all, they did just hand Cape Henlopen their first loss, and let’s not forget about Dover going up north and beating a tough St. Mark’s team. Though, according to Coach Brown, Cape was able to find a weakness within their defense.

“(Cape) found a weak spot in our defense, we have to see the film and make some adjustments,” said Brown. “Whether it’s gaps, play-action, or trap plays, they found a weakness somewhere and it’s our job to fix it,” added Brown.

The Senators don’t want to over look Milford or keep them in the game by making mistakes or turning over the ball. Two weeks ago Dover made their fair share of mistakes and was unable to come from behind to beat a tough Sussex Central team.

“We don’t overlook anyone, we aren’t in the position to overlook anyone,” said Brown. “I’m great friends with Coach Tkach and I know he always has his players ready to play,” Brown added.

Coach Brown stressed the point that his Dover squad is a young one, one that is still learning how to be better in all aspects of life, not just the ones on the football field. Young kids are going to make mistakes, and how those mistakes are handled can go a long way towards the growth of maturity.

“We’re here to teach life lessons, and sometimes that can hurt the football team, but it’s worth it and necessary,” said Brown. “Look at Jordon Robinson, he was held out the first half (of last weeks game) came in the second half and scored 3 touchdowns,” Brown added.

 “We are growing in character and as a football team,” said Brown. “Every game is a big game for us the rest of the way, Central is at the top but anything can happen, so we have to approach each game like a big one, because they are. We’ll have a high level of practice this week, because we know what’s at stake,” said Brown.