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Team Vitals

Head Coach: Justin Hartman
2018 Record: 0-10
Tenure: 1st season
Assistants: Rob Ambrosino, Clifton Orwick, Kenneth Quinonez, Cody Czerniak, Michael Johnson, Pedro Aragon, Rich Guglielmo.  Team Managers:  Savannah Diaz, Lorena Gudino, Daniela Salazar and Natalia Ramirez
State Section: North, Group 3

The Players

The Franchise Player(s):  Senior RB/DB Cris Vindel

The Core: Veterans: Senior OL/DL Davien Medina senior OL/DL Calvin Schreiner, junior RB/DB Chris Aguirre, junior RB/DB Daniel Barker, junior TE/LB Chris Cave, junior RB/DB Justin Maka and sophomore OL/LB Dylan Birch.

Studs to Look Out For: Senior DE/SE Nikko Acosta, sophomore QB Brandon Megletti, sophomore TE/LB Zachary Cooper and sophomore FB/LB Milton Ochoa.

The Skinny & Prediction

  • New coach Justin Hartman is perfect for this job.  He’s a former Dover quarterback (Class of ’09) who takes a lot of pride in his Tigers.  He also knows how much Dover football means to the community.
  • Hartman is part of this new breed of young coaches that understands what it means to build a program.  He and his athletic department are doing all the right things.  First, they are moving to an independent schedule that puts them against smaller schools with similar number of players.  This is the right move as they had gone 1-28 over the last three seasons.  This will allow them to compete and get some good energy flowing into the program.  Going o’fer against some of Morris-Sussex’s bigger programs doesn’t nothing for them.
  • Morris County football purests can rest assured because Dover will be back playing some of their long time local rivals.  They just need to get their legs under them again and they will.  Another thing they are doing is starting a middle school football team.  Yup, you are reading that correctly.  You can thank athletic director Sean Bullock for that.  And big kudos to him for taking such a bold move to help the future of the program.
  • So between the new coach Justin Hartman, moving down to an independent schedule and Dover’s new middle school team, the long term outlook for the Tigers looks bright.  But don’t count out the short term outlook either.  The 2019 Tigers will get dubs against their schedule and there will be plenty to cheer about.  If things fall their way, they might even qualify for the postseason tournament.  Once there they’d have to face the likes of Ramapo, Sparta and Summit.  But before we get too far head of ourselves, getting a few regular season dubs will lay an excellent foundation to build upon.

Schedule

09-06 Hopatcong East Dover Middle School
09-13 North Warren East Dover Middle School
09-28 @ Snyder Caven Point
10-11 @ Pitman Pitman Middle School
10-18 North Plainfield East Dover Middle School
10-26 @ Cliffside Park Cliffside Park HS
11-01 Memorial East Dover Middle School

Roster

GraduationYear FirstName LastName Jersey
2021 Daniel Barker 2
2021 Chris Cave 3
2021 Chris Aguirre 4
2020 Nikko Acosta 5
2022 Tony Rivera 6
2021 Jon Galloza 7
2021 Josh Galloza 9
2023 Evan Correa 10
2022 Brandon Megletti 11
2021 Julian Chavarro 13
2023 Alex Acevedo 17
2021 Justin Maka 21
2021 Justyn Traverso 23
2020 Brandon Martinez Francisco 24
2020 Cris Vindel 25
2023 Aleudys Gonzalez 27
2023 Aldair Moran 32
2023 Anthony Johnson 33
2022 Milton Ochoa 34
2023 Eric Morales Cortez 37
2022 Zach Cooper 42
2023 Johnathan Suarez 44
2021 Luis Rueda 45
2022 Dylan Birch 50
2023 Harold Guevara 51
2023 Sebastian Diaz 53
2021 Alex Yepez 54
2023 Joshua Bermudez 55
2020 Davien Medina 57
2023 Emanuel Garcia 60
2022 Ricardo Olmos 61
2022 Sergio Ibarra 62
2020 Victor Reyes 64
2023 Marcus Briceno 65
2023 Dixon Dominguez 66
2023 Alexis Taborda 70
2023 Khris Whitto 72
2020 Calvin Schreiner 75
2022 Alex Diaz 78
2022 Matthew Mercado 79
2023 Ben Moctezuma 80
2022 Arnol Herrera 81
2021 Jaylon Garcia 87
2023 Michael Diaz 88
2020 Jeremie Evans 98
2022 Angel Baltazar 99

George Muha has been covering high school sports since 2006. He feels high school scholar-athletes are the most important part of the community and highlighting their achievements on the field, in the classroom and within the community is his personal mission.

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