Week One game capsules for games involving York-Adams League football programs

Red Lion's Tyler Ness, left, looks to avoid York High's Dayjure Stewart during action from last season. This week, Red Lion faces Waynesboro, while York High takes on Lancaster McCaskey. Both Red Lion and York High won their season openers. Dawn J. Sagert photo
  • Coming off an impressive Week Zero win, Central York hosts Class 6-A powerhouse Cumberland Valley.
  • Defending D-II champion Susquehannock and reigning D-III champion Littlestown face off.
  • Gettysburg, which won 42-6 in Week Zero, travels to Class 4-A powerhouse Bishop McDevitt.

The following are game capsules for York-Adams League teams in Week One of the high school football season. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday night unless otherwise noted.


►Cumberland Valley (0-1) at Central York (1-0): The Eagles and the Panthers have played in each of the last eight seasons, with the District 3 powerhouse Eagles winning all eight match-ups. But this Week One game will have a different feel to it. CV is entering with a loss — the first time the Eagles have lost their first game of the season since before 2004. The Mid-Penn squad lost to Bishop McDevitt 48-21 last week, while Central dominated West York, 38-14. Cade Pribula and wide receiver Saahir Cornelius — who linked up five times for 179 yards and two touchdowns vs. West York — look to keep their connection going Friday.

Central's Pribula, Cornelius forge connection

►Conestoga Valley (1-0) at New Oxford (0-1): The Colonials are coming off a heartbreaking 28-22 loss to Division III power Bermudian Springs last week. New Oxford quarterback Brayden Long completed 20 of 35 pass attempts for 268 yards and two touchdowns, as well as adding a rushing score. The Colonials nearly won the game with less than 10 seconds left to play. The Colonials need to defeat Conestoga Valley if they want to end their 22-game losing streak. The Buckskins, from the Lancaster-Lebanon League, defeated Penn Manor 31-13 last week. The match-up is the first between the Colonials and the Buckskins in more than 15 years.

►Carlisle (1-0) at Northeastern (0-1): The Bobcats hope to slow down the Thundering Herd Friday when Carlisle travels to Northeastern after walloping Mechanicsburg 46-7 in Week Zero. Running back Trystin Sulich ran for 100 yards in the Mid-Penn team’s run-dominated win. Meanwhile, the Bobcats didn’t start the season on the right note, losing 38-13 at home to Solanco.

►Waynesboro (1-0) at Red Lion (1-0): Both teams are coming off Week Zero wins, but the Lions have defeated the Indians handily in each of the last two seasons. Red Lion won 35-7 last year and 38-14 in 2016. Waynesboro, a Mid-Penn squad, beat Red Land, 28-10, last week, totaling 227 yards on the ground. Red Lion took care of business against McCaskey, winning 35-12. Tyler Ness totaled more than 150 yards and ran for two touchdowns for the Lions.

►McCaskey (0-1) at York High (1-0): There may not be a team in District 3 that had a better Week Zero performance than the Bearcats. After their 63-16 Week Zero win over Reading, York High leads the York-Adams League in points (63), total offense (634 yards), rushing yards (478 yards) and yards per carry (17.7) . The Bearcats also boast the league's top individual rusher (Dayjure Stewart, 258 yards and four total touchdowns). The Bearcats welcome McCaskey, which lost to Red Lion 35-12 last week. The Red Tornado won this rivalry for three straight seasons until York High won 36-30 last year.

Big plays lead Central to win over West York

►Muhlenberg (0-1) at Spring Grove (0-1): Both the Muhls and the Rockets are coming off Week Zero losses. Spring Grove lost to Lamepter-Strasburg 35-13, while the Berks Inter-County team was crushed 42-0 by Blue Mountain. The two Class 5-A teams didn’t play each other last season.

►Dallastown (0-1) at Manheim Township (1-0): After losing 24-19 in Week Zero to Hempfield, Week One won’t be any easier for the Wildcats. Dallastown travels to Manheim Township to take on the defending Class 6-A District 3 champions. Despite the close loss last week, running back Nyzair Smith and first-year quarterback Jordan Cook each ran for more than 120 yards. The Blue Streaks welcome the Wildcats with a win on their schedule. Manheim Township defeated Central Dauphin East 17-10 last week.

►South Western (0-1) at Chambersburg (1-0): The Mustangs are hoping to prevent an 0-2 start to their season, while a Chambersburg win would give the Trojans their first two-win season since 2013 — before September even starts. South Western was dominated by the rushing attack of Division II Gettysburg in Week Zero. Anthony Soriano was a lone bright spot for the Mustangs. The senior ran for 111 yards on seven carries vs. Gettysburg. Chambersburg defeated Greencastle-Antrim last week, 48-13.


►York Suburban (0-1) at Delone Catholic (1-0): This match-up is one of only three games in Week One between two Y-A schools. The Trojans lost to York Catholic 21-14 last week, while Delone crushed Trinity 47-7. The Squires scored the second most points out of any Y-A team last week and ran for 301 yards. The two schools did not play each other last season.

►Susquehannock (1-0) at Littlestown (1-0): In another game between two Y-A schools, this face-off is one of the more intriguing games of the week. It’s not often that two defending Y-A division champions play each other the next season, but that’s exactly what the Warriors and the Thunderbolts will do Friday. Reigning D-II champion Susquehannock defeated Hanover 28-7 in Week Zero, while last season’s D-III co-champion, Littlestown, edged Boiling Springs 35-29. Dan Clapp ran for 244 yards and three touchdowns for the Warriors. Littlestown QB Jakob Lane completed 23 of 34 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns vs. Boiling Springs, as well as producing 74 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

West York's Andrew Lamanna, right, scores a touchdown against Central York last week. Central  won the game 38-14. This week, Central faces Cumberland Valley, while West York battles Shippensburg. Dawn J. Sagert photo

►Shippensburg (1-0) at West York (0-1): Both the Greyhounds and the Bulldogs played Y-A schools last week, but with different results. Shippensburg, a Mid-Penn school, defeated Dover 35-28, while West York was defeated by Central York, 38-14. West York’s Ay’Jaun Marshall ran for a modest 94 yards and a score, and wideout Andrew LaManna caught six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.

►Hanover (0-1) at Eastern York (1-0): This cross-division game features two Y-A schools in opposite spots. Hanover lost by three scores last week to Susquehannock, while Eastern defeated Columbia 41-13. Hanover allowed Warriors fullback Dan Clapp to run for 244 yards and will have its hands full again trying to stop a Golden Knights rushing attack that totaled 413 yards last week.

Dover quarterback Justin Johnson (19) runs the ball against Kennard-Dale last season. This week, Dover faces Elizabethtown, while Kennard-Dale battles Solanco. Bill Kalina photo

►Dover (0-1) at Elizabethtown (1-0): In this match-up between Class 5-A schools, the Eagles are aiming to tame a Bears offense that scored 49 points last week in their two-score win over Donegal. Dover is coming off a 35-28 Week Zero loss to Shippensburg. Quarterback Justin Johnson threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, but the junior completed only 41 percent of his passes and threw three interceptions. The two teams didn’t face off last season.

►Gettysburg (1-0) at Bishop McDevitt (1-0): The Warriors and the Crusaders are both coming off wins in Week Zero, but McDevitt’s was more impressive. The Crusaders earned a 48-21 win over Class 6-A powerhouse Cumberland Valley, which was in the District 3 title game last season. Gettysburg, however, also had a solid win, defeating Division I South Western 42-6. The Crusaders totaled 602 yards of offense, and Charlie Burnett led the Warriors with 124 yards rushing.

►Kennard-Dale (1-0) at Solanco (1-0), 7:30 p.m.: The Rams’ defense was dominant in K-D’s shutout win over Pequea Valley in Week Zero, and it will have to be again against a Golden Mules offense that scored 38 points against Northeastern. The Rams allowed only 34 yards of offense and held Pequea Valley to negative 26 yards on the ground in their 33-0 win last week. Wyatt McCleary ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns in the win. K-D and Solanco did not play last season.


►Boiling Springs (0-1) at Bermudian Springs (1-0): Both teams in this match-up played Y-A teams in Week Zero. The Bubblers, from the Mid-Penn, lost 35-29 to D-III Littlestown, while the Eagles defeated D-I New Oxford 28-22. Bermudian QB Chase Dull threw for 51 yards and rushed for 161 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Eagles to the win. The Eagles beat the Bubblers 21-19 last season and 21-18 in 2016.

►Steelton-Highspire (1-0) at Biglerville (0-1): The Canners welcome last season’s Class 1-A District 3 champion and state semifinalist in Steel-High. The Steamrollers, well, steamrolled Newport 59-33 in Week Zero, while Class 3-A Biglerville lost 46-20 to Big Spring. The two teams did not play each other last season.

►York Catholic (1-0) at Trinity (0-1): Those of Irish descent must make a tough choice about which team to root for in this match-up, when the Fighting Irish travel to take on the Shamrocks. York Catholic beat D-II York Suburban 21-14 last week, while Trinity, a Mid-Penn team, was crushed by Delone Catholic, 47-7. 

►York Tech (0-1) at West Perry (1-0): With a loss in Week Zero, the Spartans’ losing streak is now up to 14 games. Tech hopes to break its misfortune Friday at West Perry, a Mid-Penn school. The Class 4-A Mustangs, who went 4-6 last season, dominated Juniata last week, winning 41-0. QB Kenyon Johnson led the Mustangs with 152 yards rushing and three touchdowns, along with 181 yards and a score through the air.

►Fairfield (0-1) at St. Joseph: Canceled. 

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