Following are capsulized looks at high school football games involving York-Adams teams.
FRIDAY GAMES Division III
YORK SUBURBAN (2-1, 3-1) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (3-0, 4-0), 7 P.M. -- Another tough test for York Suburban coming off its first loss of the season last week to Delone Catholic. The Trojans are loaded with big-play performers (Jamie Nixon-Alark, Marquese Dillon and Isaiah Randall), but they'll be going against a Bermudian defense that is No. 1 in the league in points allowed (5.5 a game) and in rushing defense (68.5 yards a game). Offensively, the Eagles count on the running of Zach Stroup and Tristan Sponseller and the passing of Michael Moore.
BIGLERVILLE (3-0, 4-0) AT DELONE CATHOLIC (2-1, 2-2), 7 P.M. -- After knocking off Littlestown last week, Biglerville will bid to take down a perennial power and retain at least a share of the division lead. The Canners, led by Oakley Fissel, Joe Hurda and Jordan Wenk, are chewing up 314 rushing yards a game. Delone Catholic's defense shut out York Suburban in the second half last week, and the Squires will need the same kind of effort to knock Biglerville from the unbeaten ranks. Delone mixes the running of Nick Braun, Matt Guiffreda, Lance Reneker and Hayden Bell with the passing of Brett Smith.
EASTERN (1-2, 1-3) AT HANOVER (0-3, 0-4), 7 P.M. -- Eastern's star running back Alex Cooley needs 111 rushing yards for 1,000. The 5-8, 190-pound senior is averaging a ridiculous 11 yards a carry. Brad Irvin (7.1 yards a carry) keys Hanover's running game. The Nighthawks haven't been able to contain opponents who are rocking them for 340.8 rushing yards a game.
YORK TECH (0-3, 0-4)) AT FAIRFIELD (0-3, 0-4), 7 P.M. -- This is one of those could-go-either-way games. Both teams are hungry for a victory, although, in Fairfield's case, starved might be a better word. The Green Knights are seeking to shatter a 33-game losing streak that extends to the final game of the 2008 season. The last team that Fairfield defeated was York Tech. This year's Green Knights' team features Thomas Bollinger who has carried the ball 54 times for 420 yards (7.8 average). York Tech will counter with its running duo of Calvin Savary and Dalmar Dickson who have combined for 772 yards.
YORK CATHOLIC (2-1, 2-2) AT LITTLESTOWN (2-1, 3-1), 7 P.M. -- York Catholic, which wants to be part of the division title discussion, needs a victory this week to stay in the mix. Fighting Irish quarterback James Dougherty, who's passed for 1,151 yards and 10 touchdowns, will test the Littlestown secondary. York Catholic will mix in the running of Matt Lehr (6.1 yards-per-carry average). Littlestown will answer with the running trio of Dustin DeGroft, Dustin Crouse and Ryan Griffin (784 total yards). Crouse has also passed for 439 yards and four touchdowns.
DOVER (2-2) AT CENTRAL (2-2), 7 P.M. -- Following an 0-2 start, Central rebounded with one-sided victories over Hempfield and Susquehannock. Marquis Fells (5.2 yards a carry) and Sherief Sutton (9.6 yards an attempt) key the Panthers' running attack, and Corey Hartz delivers the passing yards. Hartz is 42 of 80 for 787 yards and eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Dover, which has dropped its last two games, is a young team. Three sophomores, Isaiah Green, Josh Geesey and Jake McLean, have teamed for 590 rushing yards.
KENNARD-DALE (0-4) AT RED LION (0-4), 7 P.M. -- Two teams from different divisions seeking the same thing: a victory to halt a season-opening slide. Mike Young is the Rams' leading ground gainer with 305 yards in 43 carries (7.1 average). Jason Milton's compiled 283 rushing yards for Red Lion, but he did not play in last week's 44-0 loss to West York. Seth Haight's grabbed 16 passes for the Lions, and Red Lion quarterback Blake Cahill has thrown for 560 yards.
NORTHEASTERN (3-1) AT SPRING GROVE (2-2), 7 P.M. -- Northeastern looks to return to the win column following last week's 28-13 loss to York High. The Bobcats' Daniel Adams is a threat to go the distance on any play. Adams has logged 93 carries for 544 yards (5.8 average). Northeastern quarterback Alec Miller's completed 20 passes for 445 yards and five touchdowns. Spring Grove would love to score a signature victory to carry into next week's Division I opener against Central. Jeff Delaughter and Matt Runge form the Rockets' one-two running punch with 644 yards between them. Runge's passed for 367 yards and three touchdowns.
SUSQUEHANNOCK (0-4) AT SOUTH WESTERN (2-2), 7:30 P.M. -- Susquehannock's trip to Hanover in search of its first victory may not be a successful one. To pull the upset, the Warriors will have to find a way to contain a South Western offense that rolled up 492 yards in last week's 52-0 mauling of New Oxford. Dillon Thomas is the go-to guy for the Mustangs with 466 rushing yards. Susquehannock's Sammy Miller has rushed for 237 yards and caught 10 passes for 196 yards, but Miller sustained a leg injury in last week's loss to Central and missed the second half. The Warriors' Steven Nalls has grabbed 16 passes for 233 yards.
WEST YORK (4-0) AT YORK HIGH (1-3), 7 P.M. -- West York will bring one of the league's top defenses to Small Athletic Field. The Bulldogs are giving up just 9.8 points and 68.5 rushing yards a game. Brock Snellbaker's accumulated the most rushing yards for the Bulldogs (305), and Brett Kinneman's passed for 356 yards and five touchdowns. West York's Zach Smith's hauled in a league-best 22 passes. York High looks to Kelvin Nieves for rushing yards. He has 64 carries for 399 yards (6.1 average). James Way, who took over at quarterback for the Bearcats when Tavon Parker left the team, passed for one touchdown and ran for another in the 28-13 triumph over Northeastern last week.
--Reach Dick Vanolinda at email@example.com or 505-5407.