By the numbers: Less-heralded York-Adams League players get spotlight this week
- Spring Grove's Briar Foltz has seven touchdown passes this season.
- The Dover Eagles have won four straight and have four backs averaging 6.9 yards per carry, or more.
- Manny Capo scored all three Northeastern touchdowns in last week's upset of Red Lion.
- Eastern York has two receivers, DeMonte Martin and Kaleb Corwell, with more than 20 receptions.
Writing a story about the most interesting stats in the York-Adams League can get redundant after a while.
With top teams York High and Delone Catholic beating every team to a pulp, the Bearcats and the Squires are putting up incredible numbers. Likewise, Central York’s high-powered passing offense and York Catholic’s stingy defense are putting up numbers — or preventing numbers in the Irish’s case — at a remarkable pace.
Therefore, through six weeks, these statistical articles have often focused on the top performers in the Y-A League: York High’s Dayjure Stewart, Central York’s Cade Pribula and Dallastown’s Nyzair Smith.
This week, however, let’s shine the light on several players who haven’t gotten as much ink this season. Here’s a rundown of stats involving Y-A athletes, without mentioning the household names.
Seven: Spring Grove (1-5, 0-3) has been one of the worst teams in the league this year, but the Rockets have one of the best wide receivers in the league.
Briar Foltz has scored seven touchdowns this season and ranks seventh among receivers with more than 12 receptions in yards per reception at 20.1. The sophomore has caught 17 passes for 342 yards for the Rockets.
Six: Littlestown has one of the best passing offenses in the York-Adams League, led by quarterback Jakob Lane. One of Lane’s pass catchers, however, is the recipient of this stat.
Brady McClintock ranks sixth in the league in receptions with 22. The 6-foot 2-inch, 200-pound senior tight end has totaled a team-best 370 yards receiving for 16.8 yards per catch.
Five: In this stat, five stands for 50 percent. Just go with it.
York High’s offense is oozing with star power, but quarterback Seth Bernstein is often overlooked due to the NCAA Division I talent that surrounds him. Nearly 50 percent of Bernstein’s completions this season have gone for scores.
The senior has completed 28 of his 47 pass attempts and has thrown 13 touchdowns. Last week, Bernstein had the best game of his career, throwing for 294 yards and four touchdowns in a 68-35 win over Dallastown.
Four: After starting 0-2, the Dover Eagles have rolled off four straight wins and look to be one of about four teams competing for the D-II crown.
Leading the Eagles’ offense is a potent rushing attack that is one of the most balanced and deep in the York-Adams League.
Dover has four running backs who are averaging 6.9 yards per carry, or more. Sophomore Bryce Miller tops the list with 7.8 yards a pop, rushing for 375 yards and five scores on 48 totes. Cameron Fetrow is next with 246 yards and three scores on 33 carries — good for 7.5 yards per attempt.
Derek Arevalo follows closely behind with 472 yards and six scores on 64 carries for 7.4 yards a pop. Rounding out the list is senior Brandon Lawyer, who has totaled 275 yards and three touchdowns on 40 carries for a 6.9 rushing average.
Three: Northeastern pulled off the upset of the division season last week in its 23-16 win over Red Lion.
Running back Manny Capo led the Bobcats to the victory, scoring all three of the team’s touchdowns and totaling 206 yards from scrimmage. The sophomore ran 25 times for 138 yards and caught three passes for 68 yards.
Two: Eastern York has one of the best passing attacks in the Y-A League, with quarterback Trevor Seitz throwing for 17 touchdowns in the first six games of the season. Two of Seitz’s receivers, Demonte Martin and Kaleb Corwell, are putting up big numbers.
Martin, who is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 188 pounds, leads the team with 26 receptions and seven touchdowns while totaling 348 yards receiving. His 26 catches rank second in the league.
Corwell, who is also the team’s leading rusher with 160 yards, has caught 21 passes and totaled four touchdowns while leading the team in receiving yards with 387.
One: New Oxford snapped its 22-game losing streak earlier this season and won its first D-I game of the year over Spring Grove last week.
While other Y-A schools have more prolific passing attacks, no team has thrown the ball more than the Colonials.
New Oxford quarterback Brayden Long is first in the league in pass attempts with 164 — 17 more than any other signal caller. Long has completed 60.4 percent of his attempts for 1,150 yards (fourth in the Y-A League) with 10 touchdowns (fifth in the league).
Zero: Since this article is about the forgotten players in the Y-A League, this last player to be recognized will represent the undervalued special teamers across the two counties.
Zero kickers have made more extra points than Central York’s Nick Basile. The junior has made 30 of his 32 point-after attempts while also making two field goals.
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