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2018 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Capsule previews for York-Adams League Division II teams

DICK VanO'LINDA
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  • Susquehannock is the defending York-Adams Division II champion.
  • The Warriors went 6-0 in the division a season ago. Dover was second at 5-1.
  • Gettysburg was third in the division at 4-2.

Following are capsule looks at the York-Adams League Division II football teams:

Derek Arevalo is one of the key returning players for Dover this season. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

►Team: Dover.

►Coach: Wayne Snelbaker, fourth year.

►2017 record: 5-1 in Division II, 6-4 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, at Shippensburg, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, at Elizabethtown, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, Red Land, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, Susquehannock, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, at Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, at York Suburban, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, Mifflin County, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, at West York, 7 p.m.

►Returning starters: Brandon Lawyer, Derek Arevalo, Ethan Leib, Shaun Hinkle, Nathan Calaman, Devin Crone, Tyler Sengia, Jake Snelbaker, Jack Helsel, Hunter Berkheimer.

►Coach's thoughts on the division: "I think it's going to be a good division race. Every  team is competitive."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "We have our O-line and our quarterback back, so we won't be reteaching. We'll get further along in the playbook."

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►Team: Eastern York.

►Coach: Joshua Campbell, first year.

►2017 record: 1-5 in Division II, 2-8 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, at Columbia, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, Hanover, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, Littlestown, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, at York Suburban, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, Dover, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, at Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, West York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, at Susquehannock, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, Wissahickon, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.

►Returning starters: Drake Brown, Nick Hess, Austin Baker, Zach Doyle, Demonte Martin, Dylan Zurin, Kaleb Corwell, Emmit Silar.

►Coach's thoughts on the division: "Each week, there's going to be a tough opponent."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "A strong point for us is our senior leadership."

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►Team: Gettysburg, seventh year.

►Coach: Matt Heiser.

►2017 record: 4-2 in Division II, 7-4 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, at South Western, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, at Bishop McDevitt, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, at Waynesboro, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, West York, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, at Susquehannock, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, at Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, York Suburban, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, at Dover, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, Greencastle-Antrim, 7 p.m.

►Returning starters: Ammon Robinson, Zach Ketterman, Charles Warren, Austin Heiser, Gunner Pennington.

►Coach's thoughts on the division: "Very tough. All great coaches and players."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "Team chemistry."

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►Team: Kennard-Dale.

►Coach: Chris Grube, third year.

►2017 record: 2-4 in Division II, 5-5 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, Pequea Valley, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, at Solanco, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 7, Biglerville, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, at Big Spring, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, York Suburban, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, at Dover, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, at West York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, Susquehannock, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, at Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Nov. 3, at York Tech, 2 p.m.

►Returning letter winners: Jonathan Brown, Wesley Forrester, Ryan Gibney, Noah Hulslander, Noah Kull, Jacob Rose, Guy Shrewsbury, Collin Griffin, Nolan Heaton, Patrick Maloney, Wyatt McCleary, Alexander Sharp, Joshua Vipperman, Gabe Hulslander.

►Coach's thoughts on the division: "I think Friday night will be special again in Fawn Grove. We were 5-5 last year, and we lost by six to West York and 14 to Dover."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "We bring back a lot of guys offensively and defensively."

Susquehannock's Allen Clapp will return this season as the Warriors attempt to defend their York-Adams Division II championship. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

►Team: Susquehannock.

►Coach: Steve Wiles, fourth year at Susquehannock, 19th year overall.

►2017 record: 6-0 in Division II (division champion), 8-3 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, at Hanover, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, at Littlestown, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, York Catholic, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, at Dover, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, at West York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, Northern York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, at Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, York Suburban, 7 p.m.

►Key returning players: Kenny Rhyne, Allen Clapp, Dan Clapp, Eloy Rojo-fuentes, Luke Ohmann, Riley Gartrell.

►Coach's thoughts on division: "Gettysburg has a load of skill guys back, Dover's the same way, and West York has its quarterback, tailback and wide receiver back."

Corey Wise and his West York teammates are looking to rebound after a 2-8 season in 2017. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

►Team: West York.

►Coach: Jeremy Jones, fourth year.

►2017 record: 2-4 in Division II, 2-8 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, at Central York, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, Shippensburg, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, at Lampeter-Strasburg, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, at Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, Wyomissing, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, Susquehannock, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, at Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, at York Suburban, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, Dover, 7 p.m.

►Key returning players: Ay'Jaun Marshall, Joey DeJesus, Andrew LaManna, Justin Wetzel, Shane Kauffman, Corey Wise, Ethan Sloat, Austin Coy, Mike Speelman.

►Coach's thoughts on division: "Dover has a ton of kids, so do Gettysburg and Kennard-Dale."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "I feel pretty good about our defense."

 

York Suburban's Savion Harrison will play a key role if the Trojans bounce back from a 2-8 campaign in 2017. DISPATCH FILE PHOTO

►Team: York Suburban.

►Coach: Andy Loucks, fourth year.

►2017 record: 1-5 in Division II, 2-8 overall.

2018 schedule: Aug. 24, York Catholic, 7 p.m.; Aug. 31, at Delone Catholic, 7 p.m.; Sept. 7, at East Pennsboro, 7 p.m.; Sept. 14, Eastern York, 7 p.m.; Sept. 21, at Kennard-Dale, 7 p.m.; Sept. 28, Muhlenberg, 7 p.m.; Oct. 5, Dover, 7 p.m.; Oct. 12, at Gettysburg, 7 p.m.; Oct. 19, West York, 7 p.m.; Oct. 26, at Susquehannock, 7 p.m.

►Returning starters: Andrew Frey, Devonte Embrey-Banks, Max Reinecker, Savion Harrison, Aliq Johnson, Nasier Gillespie, Nate Banks, Rahad Khan, Justin Griffith, Keyvon Wright, Garth Barclay, Marcos Valdes.

►Coach's thoughts on division: "West York and Gettysburg are the top teams."

►Coach's thoughts on positives of his team: "We are loaded with returners on both sides of the ball."

Reach Dick VanO'Linda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.