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Exeter Township Dominates Dover Area 42-12 in District 3 5A Playoffs

Written by: on Sunday, November 13th, 2022. Follow Bruce Badgley on Twitter.


REIFFTON – After a week off, the defending District Three 5A champs, 10-0, Exeter Twp. took the field against an upstart Dover Area squad. For Dover Area, 2022 has been a storybook year. The Eagles rebounded from a 1-9 2021 campaign.  Dover had three signature regular season wins and a home playoff win last week. Unfortunately, this feel-good story finally came to an end Saturday night.  Exeter Twp. showed a bruising and balanced attack at the outset of this one and defeated Dover Area (9-3) 42-12 in the quarterfinal matchup. Exeter Twp. (11-0) moves on to host Northern York in a District 3 5A Semifinal next Friday night.

Exeter Twp. Quarterback Mason Rotelli was money in this one.  Mason tossed five TD passes, four on consecutive throws.  Ritchie Karstein led the ground attack and got the tough yards for the Eagles all night long.  Ritchie also added a TD in the first quarter.

Exeter jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in quarter one.

The Exeter D was tough all night long and the Dover offense was never able to get on track. On the Eagles’ offensive side, the running game moved the ball down the field, then Mason Rotelli tossed it to paydirt. At the break it was all Exeter 35-0.

Exeter Twp. got its final points on a short TD pass by Rotelli.  Dover added two fourth-quarter TDs to make the final score 42-12.


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