Friday, Sept. 14, game capsules for contests involving York-Adams League football programs
- Division I: Red Lion travels to undefeated Central York in a game that's been close in recent years.
- Division II: The top two teams from the division last season, Susquehannock and Dover, face off.
- Division III: Defending co-champion Littlestown travels to fellow co-champion York Catholic.
The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams for Friday, Sept. 14. All games are at 7 p.m.
►Red Lion (2-1) at Central York (3-0): This match-up could decide key placement in Division I at the end of the season. The Panthers are coming off a dramatic victory last week, with quarterback Cade Pribula driving Central downfield in the closing minutes of the game to defeat Hempfield. Pribula accounted for all five Central touchdowns in the 35-31 win. The Lions lost their first game of the season last Friday, falling 28-19 against Chambersburg. The two squads have split the last two meetings. Central won 24-21 last year, and Red Lion triumphed 28-18 the year before.
►Dallastown (1-2) at South Western (0-3): Despite high expectations entering the season, the Wildcats started 0-2. Dallastown got back on track last week, though, defeating Penn Manor 42-7. Last year’s D-I Offensive Player of the Year, Nyzair Smith, broke out with 290 yards and five TDs in the win. South Western is still winless, with 20-plus-point losses to Gettysburg, Chambersburg and Carlisle. The Wildcats have defeated the Mustangs 35-7 each of the last two seasons. South Western hasn’t won this match-up since 2011.
►New Oxford (1-2) at York High (3-0): The Bearcats have been lighting up their opponents all season, while the Colonials are happy to have a win next to their name. York High has outscored its opponents 160-30 in three games, including a 42-14 win over Cedar Crest last week. New Oxford, coming off its first victory since 2015 two weeks ago, lost 43-28 to Solanco last Friday. The Bearcats won this match-up 63-17 last season.
►Spring Grove (1-2) at Northeastern (1-2): The Bobcats won their first game of the season last week, defeating Mifflin County, 21-19. Northeastern hopes to get back to .500 against the Rockets, a team the Bobcats haven’t lost to since 2013. Spring Grove lost last week to Conestoga Valley — the same team that gave New Oxford its first win since 2015. Northeastern won last season 59-30.
►Susquehannock (1-2) at Dover (1-2): After winning the first game of their season, the Warriors have dropped two straight games to D-III schools. Susquehannock lost 29-14 to Littlestown and 24-3 to York Catholic the last two weeks. Dover, which finished second behind Susquehannock last year in D-II, lost its first two games of the season but won 35-13 at Red Land last week. The two teams have split this series since 2014. Susquehannock, the defending D-II champ, won 24-17 last season. Neither squad has won two straight years since Dover in 2013 and 2014.
►Eastern York (2-1) at York Suburban (1-2): The Golden Knights started their season with an impressive 2-0 start, which matched their win total from 2017. Eastern was handed its first loss of the season last week, though, falling 40-14 to Littlestown. After starting 0-2, Suburban defeated East Pennsboro 49-20. The Trojans defeated Eastern 42-12 last season.
►West York (0-3) at Gettysburg (1-2): The Bulldogs are the only 0-3 team in D-II, but that’s just as much about who they've played as how they’ve played. West York’s losses this season are to Central York, Shippensburg and Lampeter-Strasburg — the latter two by one score. Those three teams have a combined record of 9-0. Gettysburg blew out South Western to start the season but fell to Bishop McDevitt and Waynesboro the last two weeks. The Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 30-12 last season.
►Kennard-Dale (2-1) at Big Spring (2-1): In the odd-numbered Division II, the Rams are the only Y-A team to play a nonleague opponent this week. So far this season, K-D’s defense has proven to be one of the better units in the league. The Rams defeated Pequea Valley 33-0 to start the season and Biglerville 34-0 last week. Big Spring defeated Biglerville 46-20 in Week Zero and lost to Boiling Springs 34-19 last week. The two teams didn’t play last season.
►Bermudian Springs (2-1) at Hanover (0-3): After starting the season 2-0, the Eagles lost 37-17 last week to Shippensburg. The Nighthawks are one of three winless teams in the division, losing last week to Greencastle-Antrim 43-7. Bermudian won 27-7 last year. Hanover last won this match-up in 2015.
►Biglerville (0-3) at Fairfield (1-1): Despite roster number concerns and having their second game of the season canceled, the Green Knights won 31-23 last week against James Buchanan. Biglerville is one of three winless teams in the division after its blowout loss to Kennard-Dale last week. Fairfield won this match-up 53-14 last season.
►York Tech (0-3) at Delone Catholic (3-0): The Squires have been one of the most impressive teams in the Y-A League so far this season. Delone has outscored its opponents 163-26, with its most impressive win coming last week when the Squires defeated Steel-High 54-19. York Tech, meanwhile, is off to another slow start. The winless Spartans have been outscored 134-20 this season. Delone defeated York Tech 48-0 last year.
►Littlestown (3-0) at York Catholic (3-0): This match-up could be a pivotal game in deciding the D-III crown. Last season, the Thunderbolts and the Irish shared the D-III title and are poised to finish in the top half of the division again. Littlestown’s three wins are over Boiling Springs, Susquehannock and Eastern York. York Catholic’s victories are against York Suburban, Trinity and Susquehannock. York Catholic defeated Littlestown last season, handing the Thunderbolts their only division loss. Littlestown hasn’t beaten the Fighting Irish since 2013.
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