Susquehannock wins 24-17 over Dover in Division II Championship game.


The York-Adams League will send nine teams into the District 3 football playoffs this coming weekend, but only one team will play at home.

The Susquehannock Warriors (8-2), fresh off clinching its first outright Division II championship since 2006, have earned the No. 4 seed in Class 4-A and will play host to No. 5 seed East Pennsboro (8-2) in a quarterfinal contest at 7 p.m. Friday.

Gettysburg (7-3) also made the eight-team 4-A field as the No. 8 seed and will travel to No. 1 seed Berks Catholic (10-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. Berks Catholic is the defending 4-A district champion and is ranked No. 3 in the state in 4-A by the Pennsylvania Football News.

Two Y-A teams qualified in the eight-team 6-A bracket. Division I co-champion Dallastown (8-2) grabbed the No. 5 seed and will visit No. 4 seed Hempfield (7-3) at 7 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinal. That game will be a rematch of the season opener for both teams, when Hempfield earned a 38-14 home victory over the Wildcats.

Also in 6-A, No. 6 seed Red Lion (8-2) will visit No. 3 seed Wilson (7-3) at 7 p.m. Friday. Wilson is a traditional big-school power, having claimed six District 3 championships.

In the eight-team Class 5-A playoffs, York High is seeded No. 5 and will travel to No. 4 seed Gov. Mifflin (9-1) at 7 p.m. Friday in a quarterfinal contest. The Bearcats won a piece of the Division I championship and completed a stunning turnaround regular season, going from 1-9 a season ago to 9-1 this season. 

In the four-team 3-A field, Division III co-champion Littlestown (9-1) is seeded No. 3 and will face No. 2 seed Wyomissing (9-1), with the site and time yet to be announced for the semifinal contest. Wyomissing, which is ranked No. 7 in the state in 3-A by the Pennsylvania Football News, owns seven District 3 titles, while Littlestown has three.

Bermudian Springs (7-3) is seeded No. 4 in 3-A and has the unenviable task of visiting top-seeded Middletown (10-0) at 7 p.m. Friday. Both Middletown and Bermudian own three District 3 titles. Middletown is the defending District 3 3-A champion and is ranked No. 2 in the state in 3-A by the Pennsylvania Football News.

In 2-A, York Catholic (8-2) will advance straight to the championship game as the No. 1 seed after winning the Division III co-championship. The Fighting Irish will face No. 2 seed Newport (9-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday at Boiling Springs. That will be a rematch of last year's District 3 2-A championship game, which was won by York Catholic, 51-21. Saturday's game will mark York Catholic's fifth-straight district final appearance.

In 1-A, second-seeded Fairfield (4-6) will travel to top-seeded Steel-High (8-2) in the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Boiling Springs. Steel-High has won 11 district championships.

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