By the numbers: Some York-Adams football stats to remember after five weeks of action
- Five teams have scored over 35 points a game: York High, Delone, Red Lion, Central and Gettysburg.
- Three Y-A League teams are still undefeated: York High, Delone and York Catholic.
- Central York's Cade Pribula broke the York County career passing yards record last week.
The seas are starting to part in the York-Adams League.
Through two weeks of division action, fans can now parse the teams who have a chance to claim an elusive crown and the teams who don’t.
On the other hand, it’s only two weeks, and no team is mathematically eliminated yet.
Halfway through the regular season, here’s a rundown of some interesting stats from Y-A teams and athletes.
Seven: A lucky number of local teams have a turnover differential of three or better.
As it has for the entire season, Delone Catholic tops the important list with a plus-12 differential. The Squires have forced 17 turnovers in five games.
As with most statistical categories, York High is alongside Delone at the top. The Bearcats have forced 10 turnovers and own a plus-7 differential.
York Suburban and York Catholic follow with a plus-five differential, while West York and Kennard-Dale are shortly behind at plus four. Red Lion rounds out the list at plus three.
Six: Sticking on defense, only six teams have allowed fewer than 100 points through five weeks.
Of course, Delone leads this list, as well. The Squires have allowed only 33 points — or 6.6 per game. Just behind Delone is York Catholic, which has allowed 39 points.
York High (58), Bermudian Springs (77), K-D (89) and Red Lion (89) round out the list.
Five: Let’s head over to the offense, where five Y-A teams have scored 35 points a game or more.
Take a guess who the top two teams are on this list? Yep, York High and Delone. The Bearcats lead the way at 57.2 points a game, while Delone follows at 49 a game.
Red Lion (38.8), Central York (38.4) and Gettysburg (35.0) round out the list.
Four: While most high school football games are dominated by running backs, a few Y-A schools have potent passing attacks. Four teams have averaged more than 10 yards per pass attempt.
While York High has dominated foes on the ground, the Bearcats also lead this list at 14.5 yards per attempt. The Bearcats have passed the ball only 39 times this season — the fewest in the league.
Central, the best true passing attack in the league, and quarterback Cade Pribula are second with 13.2 yards per attempt (1,563 yards on 118 attempts).
York Catholic and the combination of Mitchell Galentine and replacement Wesley Burns rank third at 11.1 yards an attempt, while Eastern and Trevor Seitz (10.3) are fourth at 10.3.
Three: Last week, only three teams were undefeated.
This week, all three have still not lost. York High, Delone and York Catholic all earned double-digit wins last week.
In contrast, three Y-A teams are still winless. South Western, York Tech and West York.
Two: Only two qualified rushers have averaged more than 10 yards per carry this season.
York High’s Dayjure Stewart, the league’s leading rusher, has 1,230 yards on 83 carries — good for a 14.8 average. Gettysburg’s Ammon Robinson has gained 684 yards on 68 carries for a 10.1 average.
One: After a good-but-not-great start to the season, Dallastown’s Nyzair Smith has dominated the last two weeks.
Smith ran for 321 yards and four touchdowns in Dallastown’s win last week and he's the lone Y-A rusher with more than 100 carries after his 34 totes vs. Northeastern. He has run for 1,017 yards on 115 carries.
Zero: This represents the number of QBs in York County history to throw for more yards in his career than Pribula.
The Delaware commit threw for 307 yards in the Panthers’ win over New Oxford last week, surpassing former Suburban passer Thomas Merkle.
Merkle, who is now the starting QB at Kenyon College, passed for 5,611 yards in his career before graduating in 2015. Pribula’s total is now at 5,617.
Pribula is on pace to set a career-high in passing yards. He’s thrown for 1,563 through five games and his best season mark was 2,073 as a sophomore.
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