It has been a disappointing season thus far for the Senators, one filled with heartbreaking losses and one's that made many scratch their heads.
This week, the Senators will match up against Henlopen North rival Sussex Tech in, more than likely, a must win for Dover. At 3-4, the Senators need to win out and ride their schedule difficulty to a berth in the state tournament.
Step one, defeating Sussex Tech on Friday night.
While the Ravens have struggled this season, they find themselves sitting side-by-side with the Senators with a record of 3-4. And even though on paper, Dover has the advantage in nearly every aspect of the game, Tech will come in looking to play spoiler.
After losing two straight games to Henlopen North opponents, the Senators bounced back with a big 42-10 win over Milford last week.
Miscues and undisciplined play have plagued the Senators all season long, and last week against Milford was no different. The Senators had a rough first half and trailed the Bucs going into halftime before the offense caught fire in the second half, leading to the blowout.
If Dover is to keep its season alive and gain any kind of momentum they have to figure out what type of football team they are, and who they're going to be the rest of the season.
If they continue to make mistakes and unforced errors, they will watch their once promising season end in disappointment.
Though, if they are able to put the talent they have together, they will certainly become a team no one would want to play in a one-game elimination format.
On Friday night, there will be areas of Sussex Tech's game that Dover can exploit.
The Ravens defense has given up an average of nearly 30 points a game this season, something Dover should be able to take advantage of with the amount of options they have on offense.
In the end, Dover must avoid the mistakes that have cost them games this season. If they're able to limit their turnovers and allow their offense to find an early rhythm, the Senators season will still have some life.
With tough games against New Jersey school St. Peter's Prep and crosstown rival Caesar Rodney remaining, Dover can't afford an upset at the hands of the Ravens.
The road ahead for Dover is a tough one but before they can look ahead to the tall task in front of them, they will need to find a way to win consecutive games for the first time this season.