Dover football beats Parsippany

Dover football beats Parsippany


Dover football beats Parsippany



Hitting stride at the right time, George Scalley and his Dover teammates closed out the regular season with their fifth consecutive victory, a 39-20 decision over Parsippany on Friday night.

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Scalley continued his outstanding play during the second half of the season, running 10 times for 151 yards and two touchdowns while also catching a 27-yard pass from Tigers quarterback James Quiles for another score. It was the fourth straight game Scalley has run for over 100 yards and he has accounted for nine touchdowns over that span.

Scalley, a senior, ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-13 victory over Hackettstown, 118 yards and three touchdowns in a 46-7 triumph over Newton and amassed 265 yards on the ground and caught a touchdown pass in last week’s 46-22 drubbing of Lenape Valley.

Dover (6-3) broke the game open early, scoring on its first four possessions en route to a 26-6 halftime lead. The victory assured the Tigers of either the seventh or eighth seed in the NJSIAA North 2 Group II playoffs, which begin next week.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Quiles marched his team 70 yards in nine plays, with Scalley’s 14-yard run capping the drive with 8:22 to play in the first possession.

After stopping Parsippany on downs, the Tigers needed just two plays to cover 55 yards. Working out of the Wildcat, Scalley took the direct snap on first down and ran for 29 yards up the right sideline. Working out of the shotgun again, Scalley handed off to Dwayne Brown who broke left and covered the remaining 26 yards for the touchdown with 3:31 to go in the first quarter to take a 13-0 lead.

Parsippany (1-8) responded and went 70 yards in six plays with Daniel Campbell completing a screen pass to James Brennan on a fourth-and-goal from the 9-yard line 17 seconds before the first quarter expired to pull the Red Hawks to within 13-6. The key play in the drive was Kevin Molina’s 49-yard carry to the Dover nine.

Dover took the ensuing kickoff and went 70 yards with Scalley’s 4-yard carry up the middle 2:01 into the second quarter completing the six play drive. Scalley’s 33-yard romp brought the ball to the Parsippany 20. After Quiles’ 1-yard pass to Jorge Gutierrez, Scalley broke off a 15-yard run to the four and he carried for the touchdown on the next play giving Dover a 19-6 edge.

Dover’s next drive was all Scalley. Taking over after a punt on the Parsippany 49, Scalley ran for 22 yards on first down and then hauled in a 27-yard aerial from Quiles with 7:06 left in the first half to supply Dover with a 26-6 lead.

The Tigers continued the onslaught in the second half with Jesse Maka running for a 9-yard touchdown 6:00 into the third quarter to give his team a 33-6 advantage.

Maka rambled for a 10-yard touchdown run 20 seconds into the fourth quarter to boost the lead to 39-6.

Campbell scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 6:29 left in the game when Parsippany got to within 39-13. Sheldon Ealy added a 14-yard run for the Red Hawks with 2:11 to play for the final score of the game.

Dover 13 13 7 6 39
Parsippany 6 0 0 14 20

D-George Scalley 14 run (Jorge Guttierez kick)

D-Dwayne Brown 26 run (kick failed)

P- James Brennan 9 pass from Dan Campbell (pass failed)

D- Scalley 4 run (pass failed)

D – Scalley 27 pass from James Quiles (Guttierez kick)

D- Jesse Maka 9 run (Guttierez kick)

D- Maka 10 run (pass failed)

P- Campbell 1 run (Rich Martin kick)

P- Sheldon Ealy 14 run (Martin kick)


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