The Rivalry: A Brief History of the Dover-philadelphia Game

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-20
  • Publisher: History Pr
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It was 1908, and Dover had just upset a far superior New Phila football team. A group of DHS students set forth on a streetcar to gloat in the Phila square. They were met with eggs, and the football rivalry, which had been simmering, began in full. Through the lens of this storied rivalry's greatest games, traditions emerge and passions mount as The Game becomes Game Week and community pride hinges on the outcome. Whip through the first snake dances, paint the rock and revisit the early clashes in the fairgrounds through the 100th game and beyond. Whether you remember Paul Miskimen's field goal in 1946 to beat the Tornadoes, Don Watson's ninety-four-yard fumble return for Dover in 1989 or Richard Sandilands's dominating performances in 2004 and 2005, this book holds something for all fans of this classic Ohio rivalry. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Forewordsp. 9
Acknowledgementsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
The Early Years: 1896-1929p. 19
Two Decades of Outstanding Players: 1930-1949p. 45
An Era of Change: 1950-1969p. 69
The Cardinal Conference Years: 1970-1989p. 99
The Modern Era: 1990-2010p. 127
Conclusionp. 151
Dover-Phila Rivalry Timelinep. 155
About the Authorp. 159
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