Following are capsulized looks at this weekend's high school football games involving York-Adams League teams.
FRIDAY GAMES Division III
YORK CATHOLIC (1-0) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (1-0), 7 P.M. York Catholic's defense will have to find a way to control Bermudian's running game if the Fighting Irish expect to leave York Springs with a victory. The Eagles' trio of Colton Dull, Ryan Markle and Briton Shelton rushed for a combined 290 yards in last week's 34-27 victory over New Oxford. York Catholic, meanwhile, rallied for a 25-20 victory over Northeastern. Fighting Irish quarterback Hakeem Kinard passed for 207 yards and a touchdown. Qua'Shawn Grooms is a big-play receiver for York Catholic (four receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown on opening night).
BIGLERVILLE (1-0) AT FAIRFIELD (1-0), 7 P.M. Biglerville counts on the one-two running punch of Scott Cooper and Joe Hurda. Fairfield will counter with Nick Mort, who ran wild against Carson Long, racking up five touchdowns in the Green Knights' 72-14 romp.
EASTERN YORK (0-1) AT YORK SUBURBAN (0-1), 7 P.M. Eastern will bid to gets its offense untracked after managing a total of just 127 yards against Columbia. The Golden Knights have almost all of their skill position players back from last year, including quarterback Thomas Taylor. Suburban is also seeking more offense, particularly on the ground. The Trojans rushed for just 28 yards in a 26-7 loss to Susquehannock.
LITTLESTOWN (1-0) AT HANOVER (0-1), 7 P.M. Dustin DeGroft leads the Littlestown ground game, which also features L.J. Miles and Lucas Reynolds. Hanover will be seeking not only its first victory, but also its first score of the new season. The Nighthawks fell, 49-0, to Dover last Friday night.
YORK TECH (0-1) AT DELONE CATHOLIC (1-0), 7 P.M. Delone Catholic's Matt Guiffreda and York Tech's Calvin Savary each had tremendous opening weekends carrying the ball. Guiffreda rushed for 252 yards, and Savary racked up 159 yards. The Spartans may be able to move the ball on the ground at times, but they'll have a hard time stopping the defending District 3 Class A champions.
CENTRAL YORK (1-0) AT CUMBERLAND VALLEY (1-0), 7 P.M. Central will have plenty of momentum coming off its 41-6 romp over West York, but the Panthers are taking on a perennial powerhouse this week. Cumberland Valley, which owns 12 District 3 championships, thumped Red Lion, 44-14, on opening night. The Eagles' Tyler Updegraff rushed for 214 yards. Central features the running of quarterback Dylan Hose and running back Breaun Randle (159 and 73 yards rushing, respectively, against West York) and a veteran, opportunistic defense that intercepted three West York passes and recovered four Bulldog fumbles.
JAMES BUCHANAN (0-1) AT NEW OXFORD (0-1), 7 P.M. James Buchanan counts on the backfield pair of Hunter Brown and Brady Hornbaker, who totaled 231 yards against Biglerville. New Oxford is looking to rebound from a hard-fought 34-27 loss to Bermudian Springs. The Colonials feature the running of Aaron Zinneman and Wes Beans (196 combined yards) and the passing of Anthony Lippy (7 of 14 for 88 yards and one touchdown).
NORTHEASTERN (0-1) AT COLUMBIA (1-0), 7 P.M. Northeastern quarterback Marcus Josey has both running and passing skills, and Jordan Kearse and Chris Whack key the Bobcats' rushing attack. Northeastern will be going against a Columbia defense that checked Eastern on 127 total yards. The Crimson Tide received 106 rushing yards from Michael Roberts in a 25-21 victory over their rival from the other side of the Susquehanna River.
RED LION (0-1) AT MANHEIM TOWNSHIP (0-1), 7 P.M. Red Lion is aiming to find a running game to complement the passing of Blake Cahill, who threw for 300 yards against Cumberland Valley. Manheim Township quarterback Davis Carr completed 10 of 15 passes for 111 yards in last week's 21-10 loss to Central Dauphin.
CEDAR CLIFF (1-0) AT SOUTH WESTERN (1-0), 7 P.M. Cedar Cliff, which hammered Conestoga Valley, 53-7, in Week 1, features a Division I college recruit at quarterback. Andrew Ford, who committed to Virginia Tech, passed for 209 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener. Ford racked up nearly 3,000 yards through the air and 35 TD passes in his junior year. South Western quarterback Tyler Sterner also delivered an outstanding performance in the season opener at Gettysburg. Sterner threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns. When Sterner doesn't throw the ball, he can hand it to Dillon Thomas (160 rushing yards last week).
SPRING GROVE (0-1) AT SUSQUEHANNOCK (1-0), 7 P.M. Spring Grove will attempt to get on the winning track following a 31-9 loss to Susquehanna Township. Andrew Luckenbaugh accounted for all of the Rockets' points with three field goals. Susquehannock displayed nice balance in its first game (186 rushing yards, 106 passing yards) in defeating York Suburban, 26-7. Warriors' quarterback Bryan Kerr, along with delivering the passing yards, earned 119 of the rushing yards.
YORK HIGH (0-1) AT LANCASTER McCASKEY (0-1), 7 P.M. York High and Lancaster McCaskey will clash for the 97th time in one of the state's oldest rivalries. McCaskey leads the series, 49-42-5. The Bearcats began the season by falling to a powerful Coatesville team, 42-7. The Red Tornado lost, 20-15, to Reading. Lancaster McCaskey led, 8-0, at halftime, but managed just 19 net rushing yards for the game. The Red Tornado returns just six players from last year's team. York wasn't hit as hard by graduation. The Bearcats return seven starters on defense and six on offense, including talented quarterback James Way.
DOVER (1-0) AT SO LANCO (0-1), 7:30 P.M. Dover's running backs shared the carries in the shutout of Hanover, with Dorran Ledbetter, Logan Ambrose, Jake McLean and Isaiah Green teaming for 225 yards. Solanco didn't get into the end zone in its first test, falling 42-0, to Penn Manor.
MILTON HERSHEY (0-1) AT KENNARD-DALE, 1 P.M. Milton Hershey, which lost the Cocoa Bean Battle last week to Hershey, 20-15, counts on running back Sharrdan Long and wide receiver Tre Brown. Brown grabbed four passes for 100 yards in the Hershey game. K-D moved the ball on the ground against Oxford (135 yards), but the Rams were victimized by seven turnovers.
-- Dick VanOlinda covers high school sports for The York Dispatch. He can be reached at dvanolinda@york dispatch.com or at 505-5407.