FELTON In a game that won’t soon be forgotten by anyone who witnessed it, Dover High quarterback Tristan Harris had an unforgettable game.
Harris threw six touchdown passes — three to Dwight Wilson and two to Breion Dennis —as the Senators outlasted host Lake Forest for a wild 41-40 Friday night.
“I just took what the defense gave me,” explained Harris, who completed 15 of 22 passes for a whopping 382 yards. “Our offensive line did a great job and the receivers made plays. It’s all a quarterback can ask for.”
Harris found Wilson three times for touchdowns, covering 151 yards to lift Dover to a 34-20 lead less than a minute into the third quarter.
“Since this all started — 7-on-7s, Aug. 15 — we’ve been going through everything so we’ll be prepared for every situation,” Wilson said.
Lake Forest rallied to tie the game at 34 behind two rushing touchdowns by Trevon Milton going into the fourth quarter, but Harris had one more ace up his sleeve. He found running back John Rodin Castro streaking down the left sideline for a 53-yard touchdown pass to put the Senators ahead to stay.
Ben Moore ran in a touchdown from six yards out with 30 seconds to go to bring the Spartans (1-2) within a point, but Noah Feague-Johnson’s pitch was too hard to handle and Dover stopped them cold to preserve the win.
“Our defense steps up when we need to,” Wilson said. “I had faith that we were going to come through.”
Senators head coach Dante Jones agreed.
“We’re finding a way to win the close ones,” a relieved Jones said. “The ball bounced our way this time.”