Dover’s high school and EastLake High School’s football rivalry is continuing after the schools announced they will not be playing on the same field next season.
Eastlake High Football Coach Brian Lutz said on Wednesday that he and his team would still have the chance to play the school’s rival on the field.
“It’s going to be interesting,” he said.
“There’s still a lot of football left to play and we’ve got a great rivalry going.”
Dover High and Eastgate High Football Association President, John Stokes, said they were delighted with the decision.
“We’re delighted that we can continue to compete on the football field together,” he told ABC radio.
“The rivalry is going to continue and we’re looking forward to continuing that.”
Doever High School has had the opportunity to play Eastlake on the high school level in the past.
The two sides played a home and away match at Dover College in February of 2017.
A win for Dover would mean Dover has already qualified for the 2020 AFL season.