Following are capsulized looks at Friday's York-Adams League football games.
CENTRAL YORK (2-1, 5-3) AT RED LION (0-3, 1-7), 7 P.M. Central, which is in the Division I title hunt, features the league's top-rated passer, Corey Hartz. The 5-8, 157-pound senior has connected on 71 of 128 pass attempts for 1,436 yards and 18 touchdowns. Darian Hampton and Marquis Fells have combined for 50 receptions for the Panthers, and Fells is the team's leading rusher with 477 yards (6.2 average). A young Red Lion team has been unable to develop a consistent running game (2.6 yards-per-carry average), but Lions' quarterback Blake Cahill has passed for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns. Seth Haight has caught 28 passes for 437 yards (15.6 average).
DALLASTOWN (1-2, 3-5) AT SPRING GROVE (3-0, 6-2), 7 P.M. Spring Grove's surprising Rockets can clinch at least a tie for the Division I title by defeating the Wildcats. Spring Grove, 1-9 last year, transformed itself into a championship contender by mixing the dominating play of its offensive line with the running of Jeff Delaughter (1,023 yards) and passing of Matt Runge (784 yards and nine touchdowns). When a Rockets' drive stalls, freshman kicker Andrew Luckenbaugh comes to the rescue. He's booted a league-leading seven field goals this season, including a 47-yarder last week that brought the Spring Grove fans to their feet. Dallastown has the potential to spoil Spring Grove's bid, but the Wildcats will need to finish drives, which they weren't able to do last Saturday night against Central. Rob Catchings headlines the Dallastown running game with 746 yards (5.4 average).
SOUTH WESTERN (1-2, 4-4) AT YORK HIGH (2-1, 3-5), 7 P.M. York High will seek to rebound from last week's 50-24 loss to Spring Grove and remain in the Division I race. Running back Kelvin Nieves and quarterback James Way are big-play performers for the Bearcats. Nieves needs 105 rushing yards to hit 1,000, and Way has delivered 914 yards of offense, passing and running. The Bearcats' defense will focus on controlling the Mustangs' Dillon Thomas, who's accumulated 1,053 rushing yards this season.
DOVER (1-2, 3-5) AT NEW OXFORD (2-1, 3-5), 7 P.M. Dover has relied heavily on the run this season. The Eagles' two top rushers, Isaiah Green and Logan Ambrose, have almost the same number of carries, 92 for Green and 90 for Ambrose. They've combined for 999 yards. Wesley Beans and Nick Slusser spearhead the New Oxford running game with 528 and 404 rushing yards, respectively.
KENNARD-DALE (0-3, 0-8) AT SUSQUEHAN NOCK, (0-3, 0-8), 7 P.M. It's been a disappointing season for both teams, but a victory over its southern York County rival will boost the spirits. Kennard-Dale looks to its one-two running punch of Mike Young and Dan Hare, who have teamed for 884 yards. Susquehannock's Sammy Miller averages 5.1 yards a carry and 15.8 yards a reception. Teammate Steven Nalls has 26 catches for 344 yards (13.2 average).
BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (7-0, 8-0) AT LITTLES TOWN (5-2, 6-2), 7 P.M. Bermudian Springs has its eye on the division prize, but the unbeaten Eagles have back-to-back challenges, with Biglerville following Littlestown next week. Bermudian's calling card is its stout defense, which yields a miniscule 4.5 points and 57.1 rushing yards a game. When the Eagles have the ball, Zach Stroup and Tristan Sponseller (1,625 rushing yards between them) do a lot of the heavy lifting. Littlestown will counter with its running trio of Dustin DeGroft, Ryan Rickell and Dustin Crouse. They've delivered 1,616 yards. Crouse has also passed for 832 yards and 11 touchdowns.
YORK SUBURBAN (4-3, 5-3) AT BIGLERVILLE (6-1, 7-1), 7 P.M. York Suburban's playmakers, Jamie Nixon-Alark, Marquese Dillon and Isaiah Randall, are all capable of turning any touch into a touchdown. Nixon-Alark is averaging 7.4 yards a carry, Randall, 6.5, and Dillon, 5.6. The Trojans' defense will need an outstanding performance to slow down a Biglerville team that is racking up 39.9 points a game. Oakley Fissel (784 rushing yards), Joe Hurda (639 rushing yards) and Jordan Wenk (439 rushing yards) are the Canners' big three in the running game.
DELONE CATHOLIC (5-2, 5-3) AT EASTERN (3-4, 3-5), 7 P.M. Eastern should be pumped up coming off last week's 38-33 victory over York Catholic. Golden Knights' star Alex Cooley will add to his all-time rushing total. This season, Cooley has eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark and is averaging a first down a carry (10.4 average). Delone features an equal-opportunity running game with five players accounting for 200 or more yards. Lance Reneker (328), Matt Giuffreda (324) and Nick Braun (321) are the leaders. The Squires can throw the ball, too. Quarterback Brett Smith has connected for 838 yards and 13 touchdowns.
FAIRFIELD (0-7, 0-8) AT HANOVER (0-7, 0-8), 7 P.M. Is this the week that Fairfield breaks its 37-game losing streak? Maybe? The Green Knights can bank on the running of Thomas Bollinger (691 yards) and the passing of Mason Flickinger (906 yards). Hanover quarterback Brady Goodfellow has also been racking up the yards through the air. Goodfellow has thrown for 1,013 yards. Both teams have had defensive issues, so this game could turn into a shootout.
YORK TECH (2-5, 2-6) AT YORK CATHOLIC (3-4, 3-5), 7 P.M. York Tech makes no secret of what it plans to do -- run and run and run some more. The Spartans have rushed for 2,362 yards this season while passing for just 104. York Tech's Calvin Savary is enjoying an outstanding season with 1,205 rushing yards. York Catholic's Matt Lehr can move the chains, too, when he carries the ball. Lehr will enter the game with 831 rushing yards. The Fighting Irish also feature the James Dougherty aerial show. The senior has completed 152 of 247 passes for 2,142 yards and 19 touchdowns. Joe Rost (39 receptions), Quashawn Grooms (32 receptions), Aaron O'Brien (25 receptions) and Lehr (23 receptions) are the team's receiving leaders.
-- Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis patch.com.