Following are capsulized looks at this weekend's York-Adams League football games.
FRIDAY Division I
CENTRAL YORK (1-1, 4-3) AT DALLASTOWN (1-1, 3-4), 7 P.M. Neither team can afford another loss and realistically remain in the division title picture. Central's explosive offense features the league's No. 1-rated passer, Corey Hartz (1,326 yards, 16 touchdowns), and two receivers, Darian Hampton and Marquis Fells, who have teamed for 1,017 receiving yards. Fells is also Central's top rusher with 385 yards (6.1 yards-per-carry average). Dallastown running back Rob Catchings is coming off a monster game against York High in which he ran for 207 yards. It will be interesting to see how well the Wildcats bounce back from last week's disappointing 29-22 loss to the Bearcats. Dallastown led, 16-0, at halftime of that game.
RED LION (0-2, 1-6) AT SOUTH WESTERN (0-2, 3-4), 7:30 P.M. Red Lion hasn't had much success generating a running game (2.6 yards-per-carry average), but Lions' quarterback Blake Cahill has thrown for almost 1,000 yards (991) and five touchdowns. South Western counts on Dillon Thomas, who's third on the league's rushing leaders' chart with 893 yards (7.7 average).
NORTHEASTERN (2-0, 5-2) AT DOVER (1-1, 3-4), 7 P.M. Northeastern will seek to retain at least a share of first place against a Dover team that will look to avenge last year's loss to the Bobcats. Northeastern mixes the running of Daniel Adams (860 yards) with the passing of Alec Miller (631 yards and nine touchdowns). Dover relies on the running of Isaiah Green and Logan Ambrose (575 combined rushing yards). The Bobcats will need to focus on the task at hand and not get caught looking ahead to next week's home game with undefeated West York.
NEW OXFORD (1-1, 2-5) AT SUSQUEHAN NOCK (0-2, 0-7), 7 P.M. New Oxford will try to ride the momentum it gained from last week's 26-14 victory over Kennard-Dale. Wesley Beans and Nick Slusser lead the Colonials' running game, and Anthony Lippy directs the offense. Sammy Miller leads Susquehannock in rushing with 277 yards, and Steven Nalls is the top pass catcher (20 receptions) for the upset-minded Warriors.
HANOVER (0-6, 0-7) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (6-0, 7-0), 7 P.M. Hanover has the extremely difficult assignment of trying to move the ball against the league's top-ranked defense. Bermudian is holding opponents to 5.1 points and 61.6 rushing yards a game. Bermudian's offense, meanwhile, features the one-two running combination of Zach Stroup and Tristan Sponseller. Stroup, a senior, and Sponseller, a junior, have delivered 1,283 rushing yards. Eagles' quarterback Mike Moore doesn't throw the ball a lot, but in 74 attempts, he's connected for 738 yards and five touchdowns. Hanover quarterback Brady Goodfellow needs 80 passing yards to hit 1,000 this season.
FAIRFIELD (0-6, 0-7) AT DELONE CATHOLIC (4-2, 4-3), 7 P.M. McSherrystown is not the likely place to break a long losing streak. Fairfield, which has dropped 36 games in a row dating back to the 2009 season, is much more competitive this season, but the Green Knights simply don't match up with the Squires. Delone's running back committee of Lance Reneker, Nick Braun, Matt Guiffreda and Hayden Bell has put up 1,108 rushing yards. Squires' quarterback Brett Smith has tossed 11 TD passes in 95 attempts. Thomas Bollinger has rushed for 612 Fairfield yards, and Green Knights' quarterback Mason Flickinger has passed for 840 yards and five touchdowns.
YORK CATHOLIC (3-3, 3-4) AT EASTERN (2-4, 2-5), 7 P.M. York Catholic will try to get back on the winning track following back-to-back losses to Biglerville and Delone Catholic. The Fighting Irish's James Dougherty has passed for more yards (1,918) than any other league quarterback, and he's tied with Central's Corey Hartz in touchdown passes with 16. Matt Lehr provides balance for York Catholic with 684 rushing yards. Speaking of rushing, the York-Adams League's all-time leading rusher, Eastern's Alex Cooley, will add to his huge career total of 4,897 yards. Containing Cooley will be a stiff challenge for York Catholic, which has struggled to stop the run.
LITTLESTOWN (4-2, 5-2) AT YORK SUBURBAN (4-2, 5-2) Littlestown will bid to keep the ball out of the hands of Suburban's big-play performers with time-consuming drives. Dustin DeGroft and Ryan Rickell have teamed for 981 Thunderbolts' rushing yards, and quarterback Dustin Crouse has compiled 713 passing yards and 293 rushing yards. Suburban counts on the running of Jamie Nixon-Alark (8.3 yards a carry), Isaiah Randall (6.9 a carry) and Marquese Dillon (6.0 a carry).
SATURDAY Division II
WEST YORK (2-0, 7-0) AT KENNARD-DALE (0-2, 0-7), 1 P.M. West York's offense and defense have been equally impressive. The Bulldogs are scoring at a 34.3 points-per-game clip while checking opponents on just 10.4 points a game. Brock Snellbaker is West York's top rusher with 429 yards, and teammate Brandon Kinneman is the No. 2-ranked quarterback in the league with 785 passing yards and 12 touchdown passes against just three interceptions. Mike Young and Dan Hare have done well carrying the ball for Kennard-Dale. Young has rushed 69 times for 463 yards (6.7 average), and Hare has lugged the ball 60 times for 346 yards (5.8 average).
BIGLERVILLE (5-1, 6-1) AT YORK TECH (2-4, 2-5), 10 A.M. York Tech running back Calvin Savary is one of just two running backs in the league to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards so far this season. Savary has racked up 1,047 yards on 189 carries (5.5 average). The junior, though, was injured in last week's game against Littlestown and sat out the entire second half. Oakley Fissel, Joe Hurda and Jordan Wenk will all have opportunities to carry the ball for Biglerville. The trio has accounted for 239 carries and 1,603 yards.
-- Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com.