The Senators football squad made for a happy homecoming at Dover High on Friday night. Dover defeated Sussex Tech 48-14 to improve their record to 4-4 on the season.
The Senators came out aggressively on both sides of the ball, attacking the Tech defense with a consistent mix of run and pass. On defense, Dover was stout and opportunistic forcing several Raven turnovers.
After recovering a fumble with just minutes left in the first half and up by two scores, Dover went for the jugular. The Senators offense, led by QB Ian Gory, converted on a risky 4th down pass play to go up by three scores heading into halftime, effectively ending any hopes of a Tech comeback.
Friday night's performance by Dover keeps their tournament hopes alive. However, it also gives the Senators confidence heading into the last two weeks of the season. Even against the struggling Ravens, Dover looked like many thought they would at the beginning of the season.
The Senators now set their sites on a match up with St. Peter's Prep from New Jersey next week before finishing the season against cross-town rival Caesar Rodney.