By the numbers: A rundown of impressive York-Adams stats after eight weeks of football
- Eastern York WR Demonte leads the York-Adams League in receptions (48) and receiving TDs (15).
- Only five yards separate Nyzair Smith (1,574 yards) and Dayjure Stewart (1,569).
- Eastern York QB Trevor Seitz was three yards away from 500 in his six-TD performance last week.
Most York-Adams League teams are out of the division title picture, while a select few are playing critical games Friday.
Central York plays Dallastown, Dover plays Gettysburg and York Catholic plays Delone Catholic in a trio of match-ups that will decide or clear up all three division races.
With the second-to-last regular-season Friday only a day away, here’s a rundown of interesting stats involving York-Adams League football players.
Seven: Littlestown defeated Biglerville 45-17 last week, and 30 of those points came from Corbin Brown.
Brown needed only seven touches to score five touchdowns in the Thunderbolts’ win. The senior ran the ball five times for 108 yards and three touchdowns and added two receptions for 78 yards and two more scores.
Six: Central York wide receivers Taylor Wright-Rawls and Saahir Cornelius have led the league in receiving yards for much of the season.
A new face is creeping to the top of the list. Eastern York wideout Demonte Martin is second in receiving yards behind Wright-Rawls.
For this stat, he also ranks first in the league in receptions, holding a six-catch lead over West York’s Andrew LaManna. The 6-foot, 5-inch senior has caught 48 passes for 722 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Five: For the first time all season, York High’s Dayjure Stewart isn’t atop the league’s rushing yards list.
Dallastown’s Nyzair Smith is now first in the league in rushing yards, holding a gargantuan 5-yard lead over Stewart, who was banged up in last week’s game.
Smith, the Wildcats' bell cow, has taken 55 more carries to reach 1,574 yards, while Stewart has averaged 12.2 yards per carry to total 1,569 yards on 129 totes.
Four: With Stewart leaving last week’s game against South Western early, York High head coach Russ Stoner turned to junior Tobee Stokes, a talented runner in his own right.
Stokes scored four touchdowns in the Bearcats’ 49-21 victory, totaling 202 yards on 25 carries. With three of the scores coming from 25-plus yards out, he’s now fourth in the league in yards per carry at 8.8. He’s tallied 490 rushing yards on 56 carries.
Three: Most people would focus on the number six to describe Trevor Seitz’s performance last week against Susquehannock. The junior quarterback threw for six touchdowns in the Golden Knights’ 43-42 loss.
The more impressive number, though, is three. That’s the amount of yards Seitz came from throwing for 500 yards. He completed 30 of 38 pass attempts for 497 yards — a total that’s extraordinary for the high school level.
Seitz is second in the league in passing yards and touchdowns behind Central York star and Delaware commit Cade Pribula. The Eastern signal caller has thrown for 2,038 passing yards and 27 touchdowns this season.
Two: York Catholic’s defense has been one of the best units in the entire York-Adams League this season.
The Fighting Irish have allowed a measly 9.6 points a game this season, and one of the leaders of that defense is Jarred Kohl.
The senior linebacker had two interceptions in last week’s 55-21 win over Hanover, one of which he returned for a score. Kohl, along with his twin brother Harris, are both averaging about 10 tackles a game.
One: Most of the talk about the top backs in the Y-A League goes to Smith, Stewart and West York’s Ay’Jaun Marshall.
But Gettysburg’s Ammon Robinson is right up there with the rest of them in every rushing statistic. Robinson is second in the league in touchdowns with 24, trailing Stewart by only one. The senior is third in the league in rushing yards with 1,188 and second in yards per carry with 10.0.
Zero: Almost every top player in the York-Adams League, statistically, is in Division I or Division II. Zero Division III players appear in the top six rushers, top nine receivers or top nine scorers.
Breaking that mold is Littlestown quarterback Jakob Lane, who ranks fifth in the league in passing yards and passing touchdowns. The senior has completed 55 percent of his pass attempts for 1,350 yards and 14 touchdowns.
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