Dover’s McGarry, Ifft among top honors on All-ECOL football squad


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The Dover Crimson Tornadoes were the toast of the East Central Ohio League town in 2021.

Finishing an undefeated 9-0 that capped off with a 24-7 win over rival New Philadelphia, the Tornadoes swept through multiple yearly awards on the ECOL’s all-conference selections released on Tuesday.

Connor McGarry (Offensive Player of the Year) and Ryan McVicker (Defensive Player of the Year, Defensive Lineman of the Year) were named the top players for their respective sides of the ball, while, Tyler Little (Offensive Lineman of the Year) and head coach Dan Ifft (Coach of the Year) also received yearly honors.

Joining McGarry, McVicker, and Little on the conference first-team are Dover standouts T.C. Molk, Tyler Little, and Joey Farthing. Ayden Hall, Ben Hamm, Mike Beal, Simon Lorentz (2nd Team), and Jake Jones (Honorable Mention) also landed on the All-ECOL team.

New Philadelphia landed three 1st-teamers, including Matthew Beach, Cameron Clarkson, and Jadan Lowery.

Marietta and Warren Local also received All-ECOL billings, including Aaron Heiner and Zach Bartlett for the Tigers, and JT Rice for the Warriors.


Ryan McVicker, Dover

Connor McGarry, Dover

T.C. Molk, Dover

Tyler Little, Dover

Joey Farthing, Dover

Matthew Beach, New Philadelphia

Cameron Clarkson, New Philadelphia

Jadan Lowery, New Philadelphia

Aaron Heiner, Marietta

Zach Bartlett, Marietta

JT Rice, Warren Local


Ayden Hall, Dover

Ben Hamm, Dover

Mike Beal, Dover

Simon Lorentz, Dover

Reise Meechan, New Philadelphia

Konnor Tetzloff, New Philadelphia

Weston Davis, Marietta

Dennis Petty, Warren Local.


Jacob Jones, Dover

Jeremiah Saffell, Marietta

Trevor Bean, New Philadelphia

Jason Williams, Warren Local