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The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams this Friday, Oct. 5. All games are at 7 p.m.
►Spring Grove (1-5, 0-3) at Central York (5-1, 2-1): Central has followed up a disappointing loss to Red Lion three weeks ago with blowout wins over New Oxford and South Western, scoring more than 50 points in each. The Panthers get another one of the less-potent D-I opponents this week in Spring Grove. The Rockets lost 10-6 to New Oxford Monday in a postponed game. Central defeated Spring Grove 55-14 last season. The Rockets last defeated the Panthers in 2015, when Central quarterback Cade Pribula was a freshman.
►New Oxford (2-4, 1-2) at Dallastown (3-3, 2-1): After going winless in 2016 and 2017, the Colonials have two wins this season. New Oxford defeated Conestoga Valley in late August and Spring Grove Monday in a postponed game. The win over the Rockets was their first D-I win since Oct. 30, 2015. Meanwhile, Dallastown is coming off a roller-coaster loss to York High. The Wildcats trailed 34-0 in the second quarter but scored 28 straight to go down one score in the third quarter, only to allow 35 points in the last 14 minutes of the game and lose 68-35. Dallastown defeated New Oxford 62-0 last season.
►Northeastern (3-3, 2-1) at South Western (0-6, 0-3): The Bobcats are coming off an upset win, while the Mustangs are looking for their first victory of the season. Northeastern defeated Red Lion 23-16 last week to improve to 2-1 in the division. Manny Capo scored all three touchdowns in the win. South Western was blown out 54-14 against Central York last week. The Bobcats defeated the Mustangs 27-13 last season.
►York High (6-0, 3-0) at Red Lion (4-2, 2-1): This match-up is the game of the week. The Lions are coming off hiccup loss to Northeastern last week, while the Bearcats dominated Dallastown. Despite the loss, Red Lion still has a chance to revitalize its D-I title hopes against York High. A Red Lion win would throw a wrench into the D-I title race, opening the likelihood of a shared crown. A York High victory would make the Bearcats heavy favorites to win the division, with only Central York, and maybe Northeastern, standing in its way. Red Lion defeated York High 31-14 last year.
►Gettysburg (4-2, 3-0) at Kennard-Dale (3-3, 0-2): The Warriors continued their rout of division opponents last week, while the Rams are still hunting their first D-II victory. Gettysburg defeated Eastern York 55-21 last Friday, while Kennard-Dale lost 48-6 to Dover. The Warriors have defeated their three D-II opponents by an average of 30.33 points, scoring 40-plus points in all three contests. Gettysburg won this match-up 42-7 last season.
►Northern York (4-2) at Susquehannock (1-5, 0-3): It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the defending D-II champions. The Warriors have lost their last five games. Susquehannock looks to get back on track Friday against nondivision opponent Northern York. The Polar Bears haven’t played any York-Adams League teams so far this season and lost 42-20 to unbeaten West Perry last week. The Warriors defeated the Polar Bears last year 31-14.
►Dover (4-2, 3-0) at York Suburban (4-2, 2-0): Both squads have followed similar scripts this season. Both run-focused teams started 0-2 in nondivision play but have since turned the ship around to win four straight games. In a Division II race that seems to be down to four teams, the loser of this game may be on the outside looking in. The Eagles crushed Kennard-Dale last week, while the Trojans blew out Muhlenberg 45-7. Dover defeated Suburban 42-8 last season.
►West York (1-5, 1-1) at Eastern York (2-4, 0-3): Last week, the Bulldogs finally got the win they’ve been waiting for all season. After starting 0-5 against a difficult schedule, West York defeated Susquehannock 40-13 last week. Eastern York, meanwhile, started the season 2-0 against weaker competition and has lost its last four games. The Golden Knights lost 55-21 last week to Gettysburg. Eastern defeated West York 27-18 last season.
►Delone Catholic (6-0, 3-0) at Bermudian Springs (4-2, 2-1): Even with an easier game against Biglerville scheduled between Delone’s match-up with Littlestown two weeks ago and Bermudian this week, the Squires didn’t have any letdown against the Canners. Delone continued its dominance, winning 56-0 and bringing their season point differential to plus-268. Bermudian is coming off a close loss to one of the league’s top defenses, falling 10-7 to undefeated York Catholic last week. Bermudian defeated Delone 10-7 in overtime last season.
►York Tech (0-6, 0-3) at Biglerville (1-5, 1-2): The Canners look to get back on track after being shellacked by Delone last week. Biglerville’s lone win of the season came against Fairfield three weeks ago. Since, the Canners have been outscored 94-0. They have a good chance of ending the losing streak this week, when the Canners host winless York Tech. The Spartans lost to Littlestown 62-0 last week and have been outscored 295-32 this season. Biglerville defeated Tech 47-6 a season ago.
►York Catholic (6-0, 3-0) at Fairfield (1-4, 0-3): The Fighting Irish defense again proved stingy last week in a 10-7 win over Bermudian Springs. York Catholic has allowed only 46 points through six games this season — the second-best scoring defense in the Y-A League behind Delone. The Irish will travel to Fairfield, which lost 27-21 to Hanover last week. York Catholic won this match-up 35-16 last year.
►Littlestown (4-2, 1-2) at Hanover (2-4, 2-1): After an 0-2 start in division play, the Thunderbolts struck for 62 points and threw a shutout against York Tech last week. Their D-III title chances are low, but all the defending co-champions can do now is keep winning and hope for a District 3 playoff berth. They travel to Hanover, which has won two straight after an 0-4 start. The Nighthawks defeated York Tech two weeks ago and won a one-score game over Fairfield last week. The Thunderbolts won this match-up 29-26 last season.
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