The drama that defined the first Spring Grove-West York football game this season was no where to be found when the teams met again on Friday night.

The rematch was almost all about the Bulldogs as they blitzed the Rockets with 42 unanswered points en route to a 42-17 victory and a berth in the District 3 Class AAA semifinals.

Spring Grove, which pushed West York in week three before falling, 21-17, opened the scoring when freshman kicker Andrew Luckenbaugh booted a 40-yard field goal at the 7:40 mark of the first quarter.

The Rockets didn't score again until the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs, meanwhile, answered Spring Grove's field goal with six touchdowns.

"Last time (the first game), I don't know what was wrong with us," West York's Brock Snellbaker said. "We were just out of it, and we had blown coverages.

"We had injuries, too. This time, we had some injuries, but we held up and made it happen."

Snellbaker, a running back/outside linebacker, delivered an outstanding all-around game with three touchdowns (two on offense and one on defense) and 10 tackles.

"It's a great milestone, but it's not about me, it's about us. Our defense played really great today."

Snellbaker supplied his defensive touchdown with West York leading, 7-3, late in the first quarter.

By timing his move perfectly, he intercepted a pass and raced 20 yards to the end zone.

"The quarterback didn't take his eyes off the receiver so when I saw that, I jumped the pass and make the play," Snellbaker said. "Our defensive line got a lot of pressure which made the quarterback have a fast release."

Snellbaker opened his team's scoring with a 15-yard run and added a seven-yard TD run on which he broke a tackle near the line of scrimmage.

West York quarterback Brandon Kinneman scored on 11- and one-yard runs, and hooked up with his favorite receiver Zack Smith on a 49-yard touchdown pass. Kinneman hit Smith in stride as he raced along the right sideline.

Kinneman passed for 106 yards in the first half, and the Bulldogs rushed for 123 yards in the opening half after managing just 85 rushing yards in four quarters of the first game.

"We couldn't let that (85 yards) happen again," West York center Brody Kern said.

"I know I'm an offensive lineman, but anyone on our team would say, it all starts up front. We dominated up front."

The 6-2, 278 pound Kern, who earned a Division I college scholarship to the University of Delaware, also helped the Bulldogs defense keep the Rockets in check.

Spring Grove managed just 73 rushing yards on 26 carries in the opening half.

"They proved the first game that they could hang with us," Kern said. "They're a great football team, but tonight, we came out to play."

His team's performance brought a smile to the face of West York head coach Ron Miller.

"Defensively, the guys did a great job," Miller said. "Also, we did not run the football the first game, and Coach Jim Snelbaker just grinded on those guys this week. The guys up front did a phenomenal job, and Coach (Jeremy) Jones did got into a rhythm with the play calling."

Miller was especially pleased to see Brock Snellbaker bounce back from the week three contest against the Rockets.

"Brock really struggled the first game. He just wasn't on his game, and he knew it. He's a big-time player, and he was dialed in all week."

West York, which improved its record to 12-0, will take on Susquehanna Township, 10-2, next Friday night. The game is scheduled 7 p.m. at West York.

Spring Grove closed its rebound season with an 8-4 record. The future looks bright for Spring Grove with 38 of the 51 players on the roster being eligible to play again next season.