VIDEO: Dallastown running back Nyzair Smith discusses his four-touchdown performance in the Wildcats' 41-25 win over Northeastern. York Dispatch
The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams this weekend. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, unless otherwise noted.
►Dallastown (3-2, 2-0) at York High (5-0, 2-0): The two best running backs in the York-Adams League face off in this match-up. Nyzair Smith and the Wildcats travel to York High to take on Dayjure Stewart and the Bearcats. After starting 0-2, Dallastown has rolled off three straight wins, including a 41-25 victory over Northeastern last week. York High’s top-ranked offense continued its dominance last week, defeating Spring Grove 55-14. The Bearcats defeated the Wildcats 26-16 last season.
►Central York (4-1, 1-1) at South Western (0-5, 0-2): After a disappointing loss to Red Lion two weeks ago, the Panthers didn’t take it easy on New Oxford last week, defeating the Colonials 60-21. Senior quarterback Cade Pribula threw for more than 300 yards for the fourth time this season and surpassed former York Suburban passer Thomas Merkle for most passing yards for a York County signal caller. The Panthers will travel to take on the Mustangs, who lost 37-7 to Red Lion last week. Central defeated South Western 41-0 last season.
►Spring Grove (1-4, 0-2) at New Oxford (1-4, 0-2): Both squads are hunting their first Division I victory. The Rockets have lost their first two D-I games to Northeastern and York High, while the Colonials have been blown out by York High and Central York. Spring Grove defeated New Oxford 41-21 last season. The Colonials have lost four straight seasons to the Rockets.
►Red Lion (4-1, 2-0) at Northeastern (2-3, 1-1): The Lions continued to show why they’re one of the top teams in the division last week, handling South Western 37-7. The win was only a week after a 56-28 win at Central that put Red Lion in the conversation as a team to challenge York High for the D-I crown. The Bobcats, meanwhile, played an excellent first half at Dallastown, only to crumble in the second half and lose 41-25. Red Lion beat Northeastern 47-34 last season. The Bobcats last beat the Lions in 2015.
►Kennard-Dale (3-2, 0-1) at Dover (3-2, 2-0): After starting the season 0-2, the Eagles have rolled off three straight wins, including two division victories over Susquehannock and Eastern York. Dover, which owns the fifth-highest scoring offense in the Y-A League, defeated the Golden Knights 31-21 last week. The Rams, meanwhile, have only played one D-II game, blowing a 19-point halftime lead in a 31-25 loss to York Suburban last week. Dover defeated K-D 21-7 last season.
►Eastern York (2-3, 0-2) at Gettysburg (3-2, 2-0): After starting the season 2-0, the Golden Knights have lost three straight. Eastern lost 31-21 to Dover last week, and things don’t get easier for the Golden Knights this week, when they travel to Gettysburg. The Warriors defeated West York 42-22 to start D-II action and Susquehannock 40-3 last week. Gettysburg defeated Eastern 35-15 last year.
►Susquehannock (1-4, 0-2) at West York (0-5, 0-1): If either squad wants a chance to win a D-II title, a win this week is a must. The defending-champion Warriors have lost four straight, and the Bulldogs are still winless. Susquehannock lost 40-3 to Gettysburg last week, while West York lost 34-14 to Wyomissing. The Warriors defeated the Bulldogs 29-28 last season.
►Muhlenberg (0-5) at York Suburban (3-2, 2-0): The Trojans find themselves in a three-way tie for first in D-II, and they can’t fall from that spot this week in a nondivision game against winless Muhlenberg. Suburban started the season 0-2, but the Trojans have bounced back to win their last three games. The Trojans defeated Eastern 49-7 two weeks ago and came back from a 19-point halftime deficit to win at Kennard-Dale last week. Muhlenberg, a Class 5-A school, lost to Y-A D-I team Spring Grove, 35-13, earlier this season.
►Bermudian Springs (4-1, 2-0) at York Catholic (5-0, 2-0): Division III looks to be a fight between Delone Catholic and the winner of this game. The host Fighting Irish are undefeated, beating Biglerville 38-0 last week. Meanwhile, Bermudian's only loss was to Shippensburg earlier this month, and the Eagles have easily defeated Hanover and Fairfield. York Catholic defeated Bermudian 41-26 last season in the Irish’s co-division title season.
►Biglerville (1-4, 1-1) at Delone Catholic (5-0, 2-0): The Squires have dominated every opponent this season, totaling a 212-point differential. Delone defeated defending co-champion Littlestown 27-7 last week. The Squires’ defense has allowed only 33 points all season. The Canners won their first game of the season two weeks ago, in a 22-21 victory over Fairfield, but lost 33-0 to York Catholic last week. Delone defeated Biglerville 49-27 last season.
►Hanover (1-4, 1-1) at Fairfield (1-3, 0-2): The Nighthawks look to win their second straight game, while the Green Knights hope to snap their two-game losing streak. Hanover defeated York Tech 44-12 last week, while Fairfield has lost to Biglerville and Bermudian the last two games. Hanover defeated Fairfield 38-20 last season.
►Littlestown (3-2, 0-2) at York Tech (0-5, 0-2), 1 p.m. Saturday: In the weekend’s only Saturday game, the Thunderbolts look to win their first D-III game. Littlestown has started the season with two of the best teams in the division, losing to York Catholic and Delone Catholic. York Tech, meanwhile, is coming off a 32-point loss to Hanover last week. Littlestown defeated Tech 49-0 last year.
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