Friday, Oct. 19, football game capsules for contests involving York-Adams League schools
- Division I: Dallastown and Central York, two of the four teams tied for first, face off.
- Division II: Gettysburg travels to Dover for a likely title-deciding game.
- Division III: York Catholic hosts Delone in a defensive-minded match-up for the D-III title.
The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams on Friday, Oct. 19. All games are at 7 p.m.
►Dallastown (4-1, 5-3) at Central York (7-1, 4-1): The Panthers virtually eliminated Northeastern from Division I title contention last week, and they look to do the same to Dallastown Friday. The five-way D-I tie is down to a four-way tie between York High, Red Lion, Dallastown and Central. Central crushed the Bobcats 44-7 last week, while the Wildcats defeated Spring Grove 63-24. Central quarterback Cade Pribula threw for 300 yards for the seventh time in eight games. Dallastown will likely look to keep the ball out of Pribula’s hands and in the hands of Nyzair Smith, who is the leading rusher in the York-Adams League with 1,574 yards. Dallastown beat Central 49-32 last season.
►New Oxford (1-4, 2-6) at South Western (0-5, 0-8): Both teams in this match-up are coming off four-score losses to two of the four first-place teams in the division. New Oxford fell to Red Lion 48-21, while South Western lost 49-21 to York High. The Mustangs are still searching for their first win, and the Colonials are looking to win a second D-I game for the first time since 2013. South Western defeated New Oxford 34-21 last season.
►York High (4-1, 7-1) at Northeastern (3-2, 4-4): There have been two upsets that have shaken up the D-I title race, and both have involved one of these two squads. The first was when Northeastern upset Red Lion, and the second was when Red Lion followed that loss with a win over York High. The Bobcats can get themselves back into the D-I title race — barely — with a win over the Bearcats, while York High, with a win, puts itself one game closer to at least a share of the crown for the second straight year. York High is coming off a 28-point win over South Western, while Northeastern lost 44-7 to Central last week. York High won this match-up 55-6 a season ago.
►Spring Grove (0-5, 1-7) at Red Lion (4-1, 6-2): Prior to last Friday’s game, the Lions had the easiest remaining schedule of all five first-place teams. Red Lion enjoyed a stress-free win over New Oxford last week and now hosts Spring Grove, which is coming off a 39-point loss to Dallastown. The game should be a tune-up for the Lions’ title-deciding game against Dallastown the next week. Like the other three first-place squads, if Red Lion wins out, it will at least earn a share of the crown. The Lions handled the Rockets 49-21 last season.
►Gettysburg (5-0, 6-2) at Dover (4-0, 5-3): Unlike Division I, Division II and Division III are more clear-cut. D-II is down to three teams: Gettysburg, Dover and West York. If the Warriors defeat the Eagles, Gettysburg will win the D-II crown for the first time since it joined the league in 2014. A Dover win will put the Eagles in the driver’s seat and give West York (3-1) hope, since the two teams face off the next week. Dover is coming off a four-point, nonleague loss to Mifflin County, while Gettysburg crushed York Suburban 41-0 a week ago. The Eagles beat the Warriors 47-29 last season.
►Wissahickon (0-5, 0-8) at Eastern York (2-6, 0-5): The Golden Knights have lost six straight since starting 2-0. Eastern is facing a team Friday, however, that’s on a longer losing streak. The Trojans haven’t won since Sept. 1, 2017. Eastern is coming off a heartbreaking loss to Susquehannock, 43-42. Despite the loss, quarterback Trevor Seitz and wide receiver Demonte Martin continue to put up video-game stats. The two squads didn’t play last year.
►Susquehannock (1-3, 2-6) at Kennard-Dale (0-4, 3-5): After losing six straight, the Warriors won their first game since August last week in thrilling fashion over Eastern. Susquehannock, the defending D-II champ, looks to end its season on the right note against the Rams, who have yet to win a division game. K-D, meanwhile, is coming off an 11-point loss to West York. The Warriors topped the Rams 49-21 last year.
►West York (3-1, 3-5) at York Suburban (2-2, 4-4): If the Bulldogs want a chance to play a D-II title-deciding game next week against Dover, they must win Friday. West York’s Ay’Jaun Marshall scored five touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 32-21 win over K-D last week. Suburban, meanwhile, has lost its last two games by a total of 63 points. West York defeated the Trojans 34-0 a season ago.
►Delone Catholic (5-0, 8-0) at York Catholic (5-0, 8-0): Division III doesn’t have any gray area. The winner of this game is the D-III champion. This match-up features the top two defenses in the York-Adams League. The Squires allow 5.4 points per game and the Irish allowing 9.6 points a game. The Squires defeated Fairfield 57-3 last week, while the Irish beat Hanover 55-21. Delone handed York Catholic, last season’s D-III co-champion, its lone division loss last year.
►Littlestown (3-2, 6-2) at Bermudian Springs (3-2, 5-3): The Thunderbolts and the Eagles will play for third place in D-III in this match-up. Littlestown is coming off a 45-17 win over Biglerville, while Bermudian shut out York Tech 54-0 on Saturday. Littlestown, the defending D-III co-champion, beat Bermudian 20-17 last season.
►Biglerville (2-3, 2-6) at Hanover (2-3, 2-6): Similar to the Littlestown-Bermudian game, this match-up will probably decide who finishes in fifth in D-III. Biglerville and Hanover both have two wins in the division over cellar-dwellers York Tech and Fairfield. The Canners lost by four scores to Littlestown last week, while the Nighthawks lost by five scores to York Catholic. Biglerville defeated Hanover 44-41 a season ago.
►York Tech (0-5, 0-8) at Fairfield (0-5, 1-6): Continuing with the theme of the other three D-III games, this game will likely decide who avoids a last-place finish. The Spartans lost 54-0 last Saturday to Bermudian, while the Green Knights lost by 54 points to Delone. Fairfield topped Tech 30-22 last year.
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