Weekend game capsules for contests involving York-Adams League football programs

  • Division I: Northeastern travels to Dallastown for a match-up between two 2-2 teams.
  • Division II: Gettysburg (2-2, 1-0) travels to defending champion Susquehannock (1-3, 0-1).
  • Division III: Delone Catholic looks to stay perfect against Littlestown (3-1, 0-1).
Red Lion running back Tyler Ness carries the ball against Central York last Friday. The Lions play South Western this week.

The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams this weekend. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, unless otherwise noted.


►Central York (3-1, 0-1) at New Oxford (1-3, 0-1): The last thing the Colonials could have wanted for their D-I home opener is a Central York loss last week. The Panthers will likely travel to New Oxford angry off their 56-28 loss at home last week against Red Lion. Star quarterback Cade Pribula again threw for more than 300 yards, but Central’s defense couldn’t stop the Lions — allowing touchdowns on all seven of Red Lion’s drives. The Colonials lost 71-14 to York High last week. Central won this match-up 52-12 last season. New Oxford hasn’t beaten the Panthers since its 11-2 season in 2006.

►South Western (0-4, 0-1) at Red Lion (3-1, 1-0): The Lions are coming off a statement win at Central last week, while the winless Mustangs are hoping to knock Red Lion off its high horse. The Mustangs will have to stop the Lions’ deadly run-pass option offense led by quarterback Zach Mentzer. South Western lost its D-I opener last week, 35-7, against Dallastown. Red Lion won this match-up 54-21 last season. The Mustangs last defeated Red Lion in 2015.

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►York High (4-0, 1-0) at Spring Grove (1-3, 0-1): The Bearcats are off to a fast start to the season, and that continued last week in their 57-point win over New Oxford. Leading York High’s potent offense is running back Dayjure Stewart, who ran for 412 yards and seven touchdowns in the win over the Colonials. The Rockets lost by two touchdowns to Northeastern last week. York High won this match-up 48-0 last year.

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Northeastern (2-2, 1-0) at Dallastown (2-2, 1-0): With Red Lion, Central York and York High sure to be in the top half of the D-I standings, this match-up may decide who belongs with the contenders in the division and who doesn’t. Both teams started the season 0-2 but have won their last two games. Northeastern defeated Spring Grove 35-21 last week, while Dallastown blew out South Western. The Wildcats defeated the Bobcats 21-14 last season.

Central York wide receiver Taylor Wright-Rawls runs after catching a pass against Red Lion last Friday. The Panthers play New Oxford this week.


►Dover (2-2, 1-0) at Eastern York (2-2, 0-1): These two squads have had opposite starts to the season. The Eagles started 0-2 against difficult teams before winning the last two games, including a 28-7 win over Susquehannock last week. In contrast, the Golden Knights were 2-0 after beating up on weaker opponents but have lost their last two games, including a 49-7 loss to York Suburban last Friday. Dover defeated Eastern 33-13 last season.

►Gettysburg (2-2, 1-0) at Susquehannock (1-3, 0-1): In the match-up of the Warriors, Gettysburg seems to have the upper hand. After a 1-2 start against a tough schedule, Gettysburg came out firing last Friday in a 42-22 win over West York. Gettysburg has scored 35 or more points in three of their four games. Susquehannock, meanwhile, lost 28-7 to Dover and has scored only 52 points this season. Susquehannock, the defending D-II champ, defeated Gettysburg 26-24 last year.

►York Suburban (2-2, 1-0) at Kennard-Dale (3-1, 0-0): The Trojans are coming off an impressive division-opening win, while the Rams have yet to start their D-II slate. After starting 0-2, Suburban has won its last two games, with its latest being a 49-7 drubbing of Eastern York. K-D improved to 3-1 last week with a 27-12 win over Big Spring, but the Rams’ only tough opponent was Solanco, which won the match-up by 40 points. K-D defeated the Trojans 13-12 last season.

►Wyomissing (3-1) at West York (0-4, 0-1): The Bulldogs’ difficult start to the season continues at home against Wyomissing. The Berks League team was 10-2 last season and is off to another good start. While West York has played tough competition, the Bulldogs still haven’t hit their stride. The nonleague win would give the Bulldogs momentum heading into the remaining five games of D-II play. Wyomissing defeated Blue Mountain by 12 points last week, while West York lost by 20 to Gettysburg. The two squads didn’t play each other last season.


►Fairfield (1-2, 0-1) at Bermudian Springs (3-1, 1-0): The Green Knights are coming off a close loss, while the Eagles won easily last week. Fairfield fell 22-21 to Biglerville last Friday, and things are only going to get harder for the Green Knights against Bermudian this week. The Eagles defeated Hanover 41-0 last week, and the team’s only loss is to an unbeaten Shippensburg squad. Bermudian won this match-up by 26 points last season. The Green Knights haven’t beaten the Eagles in more than 14 years. Bermudian has held Fairfield to 72 points in their last 14 match-ups combined.

York Catholic quarterback Wesley Burns carries the ball against Susquehannock earlier this season. The Fighting Irish play Biglerville this week.

►York Catholic (4-0, 1-0) at Biglerville (1-3, 1-0): The Fighting Irish haven’t been pretty this season, but 4-0 speaks for itself. York Catholic beat Littlestown 22-19 last week in the match-up between last season’s D-III co-champions. The win was questionable to some, lucky to others, but beautiful to the Irish, who have won four low-scoring games. Biglerville, meanwhile, defeated Fairfield by one point last week. The Irish defeated the Canners 33-14 last year.

►Delone Catholic (4-0, 1-0) at Littlestown (3-1, 0-1): This match-up is the most intriguing in the division. It's two of the top teams in D-III. The Thunderbolts are coming off a disappointing loss to York Catholic, while Delone continued to steamroll its competition in a 55-0 win over York Tech. The Squires lead all Y-A League teams with a 192-point differential. Littlestown defeated Delone 28-27 last season.

►Hanover (0-4, 0-1) at York Tech (0-4, 0-1), 1 p.m. Saturday: One of these teams will wake up Sunday morning with a victory next to its name. The Nighthawks have been outscored by 124 points this season, while Tech’s point differential is negative-169. Hanover lost to Bermudian 41-0 last week, while the Spartans were crushed 55-0 by Delone. Hanover won this match-up 52-12 last season. Tech last defeated the Nighthawks in 2013.

Reach Jacob Calvin Meyer at jmeyer@yorkdispatch.com