Following are capsulized looks at this weekend's high school football games involving York-Adams League teams.
FRIDAY GAMES York-Adams Division III
EASTERN YORK (0-1, 0-2) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (1-0, 2-0), 7 P.M. Bermudian's defense has been outstanding so far, yielding just one touchdown. The Eagles' goal for Week 3 is to slow down Eastern star Alex Cooley, who ran wild the first two weeks, racking up 548 yards while averaging a whopping 11.4 yards a carry. On offense, Bermudian counts on the running of Zach Stroup, Tristan Sponseller and Ryan Markle, who have teamed for 462 yards.
BIGLERVILLE (1-0, 2-0) AT HANOVER (0-1, 0-2), 7 P.M. Biglerville's offense is cranking out a league-high 53 points a game. Hanover is at the opposite end of the scoring spectrum with just seven points a contest. The Canners' yards-per-carry average of 7.7 is also among the league's best. Joe Hurda (200 yards), Oakley Fissel (164 yards) and Jordan Wenk (143 yards) are Biglerville's leaders. Brad Irvin has supplied 104 yards on the ground for Hanover.
LITTLESTOWN (1-0, 2-0) AT DELONE CATHO LIC (1-0, 1-1), 7 P.M. It may be early in the season, but the winner of this Adams County rivalry will get a leg up in the division standings. Both the Thunderbolts and Squires are difficult to defend because they can move the ball on the ground or in the air. Littlestown has accumulated 580 rushing yards and 243 passing yards, and Delone has picked up 391 rushing yards and 236 passing yards. Delone's defense has yielded 173 more rushing yards than Littlestown's, but the Squires also opened the season against a very strong Trinity team.
YORK CATHOLIC (0-1, 0-2) AT FAIRFIELD (0-1, 0-2), 7 P.M. After single-digit losses the first two weeks (to Northeastern and Bermudian Springs), York Catholic is aiming to leave the field this week following a victory. The Fighting Irish mix the running of Matt Lehr (111 yards) with the passing of James Dougherty (581 yards and four touchdowns). York Catholic's defense will have to be aware of Fairfield's Tom Bollinger, who's averaging 7.9 yards a carry (25 for 197).
YORK TECH (0-1, 0-2) AT YORK SUBURBAN (1-0, 2-0), 7 P.M. York Tech has had no trouble moving the ball, but the Spartans have been sabotaged by 14 turnovers, 10 in the first game. Junior running back Calvin Savary has accounted for 361 rushing yards and junior quarterback Dalmar Dickson has produced 175 yards on the ground. Suburban features a core of extremely fast players who can turn any touch into a touchdown. Quarterback Marquese Dillon leads the rushing attack with 239 yards (7.0 average). Jamie Nixon-Alark scored two touchdowns last week on a 95-yard punt return and a 45-yard interception return.
RED LAND (2-0) AT DOVER (2-0), 7 P.M. Kyle Biddle and John Ford are Red Land players to watch. Biddle, a three-year starter, rushed for 87 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown run, in last Friday night's 17-10 overtime victory over Carlisle. Ford, meanwhile, finished with 131 yards on the ground. Dover, which lost 20 seniors from last year's 9-2 team, crushed its first two opponents, shutting out Hanover, 52-0 and pounding Solanco, 52-14. Logan Ambrose has piled up 219 rushing yards and six touchdowns for the Eagles.
PENN MANOR (2-0) AT DALLASTOWN (0-2), 7 P.M. Things don't get any easier for Dallastown, which lost to Lancaster Catholic and West York in the first two weeks. Penn Manor features quarterback Adam Sahd, who has passed for 3,046 yards in his career, and wide receiver Daulton Parmer, who caught 54 passes for 617 yards last season. Sahd and Parmer are three-year starters. The Comets outscored their first two opponents, Solanco and Lampeter-Strasburg, 97-14. Dallastown quarterback Andrew Henry has connected on 26 of 48 passes for 304 yards and four touchdowns. Malik Lewis (eight receptions for 140 yards) has grabbed three of the TD strikes.
RED LION (0-2) AT LAMPETER-STRASBURG (0-2), 7 P.M. The Lions and Pioneers are regrouping after losing a number of key players to graduation. One of Red Lion's returning players is running back Jason Milton, who can score from anywhere on the field. Milton has carried the ball 25 times for 168 yards (6.7 average). Lampeter-Strasburg's leading passer, rushers and receivers in 2011 all graduated. The Pioneers did push Hempfield in the first week of the season before losing, 28-21.
CENTRAL YORK (0-2) AT HEMPFIELD (2-0), 7 P.M. Central's brutal non-league schedule resumes with a visit to Lancaster County (Landisville). The Panthers will attempt to jump-start their running game, which was shut down by West York and Cumberland Valley (47 total yards). Central quarterback Corey Hartz has completed 27 of 52 pass attempts for 347 yards. Darian Hampton has caught 13 of the passes. Hempfield, a veteran team, returned both its leading rusher, Joe Gamble (1,446 yards) and passer, Mike Murr (899 yards). Murr also ran for 852 yards. The Black Knights own victories over Lampeter-Strasburg, 28-21, and Manheim Central, 17-14.
CENTRAL DAUPHIN (1-1) AT SOUTH WESTERN (1-1), 7 P.M. South Western will attempt to rebound following last week's 69-21 shellacking by Cedar Cliff. The Mustangs, though, will have to do it against the defending District 3 and state Class AAAA champions. Brandon LaVia runs the offense for the Rams. LaVia passed for 1,500 yards last season. Zayd Issah and Drew Scales are a dynamic receiving duo for Central Dauphin. They combined for 2,291 yards and 29 touchdowns last season. Issah and Scales were held out of last week's 24-7 loss to Bishop McDevitt for a violation of team rules. South Western has an outstanding player of its own in Dillon Thomas. The junior running back has carried the ball 26 times for 226 yards (8.7 average).
SPRING GROVE (1-1) AT WEST YORK (2-0), 7 P.M. Spring Grove head coach Russ Stoner returns to his alma mater. Stoner was a star player on the Bulldogs' District 3 Class AA championship team in 1988. Jeff Delaughter and Matt Runge are the main ballcarriers for the Rockets, who are coming off a 27-20 victory over Susquehannock. Delaughter has 185 rushing yards and Runge has 150. Delaughter, Runge and company, though, will be going against a West York defense that is allowing just 59 rushing yards a game. The Bulldogs' offensive line is an all-senior group that can take over a game. Brandon Kinneman (158 yards) and Brock Snellbaker (95 yards) are West York's top rushers, and Zach Smith (eight catches for 103 yards) is the leading receiver.
NEW OXFORD (1-1) AT WAYNESBORO (0-2), 7 P.M. After being shut out by Bermudian Springs in Week 1, New Oxford exploded for 56 points last week against James Buchanan. Wesley Beans and Nick Slusser have teamed for 190 rushing yards for the Colonials. Johnnie Adgers is a standout player for Waynesboro. Adgers has 199 rushing yards and four receptions for 41 yards in the first two weeks. The Indians' losses were to East Pennsboro (35-12) and Chambersburg (47-0).
SATURDAY GAMES Non-divisional
YORK HIGH (0-2) AT HARRISBURG (1-1), 1 P.M. York High is looking for a breakthrough in the early part of the season, but Harrisburg's Severance Field may not be the place to accomplish it. Harrisburg will enter the game on a roll, having knocked off perennial power Wilson, 21-6, last Friday night in the Bulldogs' stadium. Cougars' quarterback Kyle Cook threw a 13-yard touchdown pass and Harrisburg's Robert Martin bolted 62 yards for another TD. York High lost a close one to Lancaster McCaskey a week ago, 18-15. The Bearcats' Kelvin Nieves is averaging 4.6 yards a pop on 41 carries.
EAST PENNSBORO (1-1) AT KENNARD-DALE (0-2), 1 P.M. Syracuse recruit Austin Wilson directs the offense for East Pennsboro. So far this season, Wilson has connected on 26 of 52 pass attempts for 484 yards and six touchdowns. Samuel Marshall (12 receptions for 269 yards and three touchdowns) is Wilson's favorite target. Mike Young is delivering 5.9 yards a carry for K-D, which has scored just 15 points.
SUSQUEHANNOCK (0-2) AT MILTON HER SHEY (1-1), 1 P.M. Susquehannock has done OK offensively the first two weeks, scoring 21 and 20 points, respectively. The Warriors' Sammy Miller has scored five touchdowns, rushed for 95 yards and caught six passes for 155 yards (25.8 average). Sharrdan Long (35 carries for 167 yards) and Shamon Walker (six receptions for 77 yards) are Milton Hershey's top rusher and receiver. After losing to Hershey, 14-7, in Week 1, the Spartans defeated Kennard-Dale last week, 21-6.
-- Reach Dick Vanolinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com.