Friday, Oct. 26, football game capsules for contests involving York-Adams League schools
- Division I: Central York and York High play in a match-up with D-I title implications.
- Division II: Dover and West York play in a game that's key for both teams' District 3 playoff odds.
- Division III: York Catholic hosts York Tech, and an Irish win clinches them the outright title.
The following are high school football game capsules for York-Adams League teams on Friday, Oct. 26. All games are at 7 p.m.
►Northeastern (3-3, 4-5) at New Oxford (2-4, 3-6): Northeastern had a chance to throw a massive wrench into the Division I title race last week, but the Bobcats fell just short in a 32-28 loss to York High. If Northeastern had upset the Bearcats, it would still have a fighter’s chance at earning a share of the D-I title with some help this week. Now, the Bobcats will travel to New Oxford in hopes of claiming the last spot in the District 3 Class 5-A playoffs. The Colonials, meanwhile, are coming off a 21-14 win over South Western. Northeastern defeated New Oxford 44-6 last season.
►South Western (0-6, 0-9) at Spring Grove (0-6, 1-8): One of these two teams will no longer be winless in division play at around 10 p.m. Friday. The Mustangs lost 21-14 to New Oxford last week and are still in search of their first season victory. Spring Grove, meanwhile, is coming off a 46-21 loss to Red Lion. The Rockets’ lone win this season was a 35-13 victory vs. Muhlenberg in August. South Western won this match-up 24-7 a season ago.
►Central York (5-1, 8-1) at York High (5-1, 8-1): This one’s for all the marbles. Well, it’s for at least a share of the marbles. Central York, York High and Red Lion are in a three-way tie for first place. The winner of this match-up will either share the crown with the Lions or wear it outright. The Panthers have won five straight since their loss to Red Lion, including a 35-28 win over Dallastown last week. The Bearcats haven’t been as dominant as they were earlier in the season, and that was evident last Friday when they squeaked by Northeastern, 32-28. York High defeated Central 26-19 last year. Both teams have virtually clinched District 3 playoff spots.
►Red Lion (5-1, 7-2) at Dallastown (4-2, 5-4): The Lions salvaged their D-I title chances with a 21-20 upset of York High a few weeks ago, but they still must get past one more cat. The Wildcats are coming off a one-score loss to Central York last week, while Red Lion defeated Spring Grove 46-21. With a win, Red Lion will share the D-I crown with the winner of the Central-York High game. Dallastown, meanwhile, is hunting a victory that could put them into the District 3 Class 6-A playoffs. The Wildcats beat the Lions 40-27 last season.
►Dover (4-1, 5-4) at West York (4-1, 4-5): This match-up could have District 3 playoff implications in both Class 4-A and Class 5-A. A Dover victory, paired with a Northeastern loss, could put the Eagles into the 5-A playoffs. A West York victory will likely clinch the Bulldogs a 4-A playoff bid. In terms of Division II standings, Dover and West York are playing for second place. Dover lost to Gettysburg 28-7 last week, while West York defeated Suburban 22-19. The Eagles topped the Bulldogs 28-20 last year.
►Kennard-Dale (0-5, 3-6) at Eastern York (0-5, 2-7): Both the Rams and the Golden Knights are hunting their first D-II victory. After starting 2-0, Eastern has lost seven straight, with several close losses mixed in. K-D also started 2-0 and has dropped six of its last seven. Eastern lost 42-41 to Wissahickon last week, while K-D lost 28-24 to Susquehannock. The Rams defeated the Golden Knights 42-25 a season ago.
►Greencastle-Antrim (3-7) at Gettysburg (6-0, 7-2): The D-II champion Warriors are the odd team out this week and play a nondivision contest before gearing up for the District 3 Class 4-A playoffs. A win could improve Gettysburg’s seeding in the playoffs. The Warriors are coming off a three-score win over Dover to win the title, while Greencastle has lost six straight and fell 33-14 to Mifflin County last week. The two squads didn’t play last season.
►York Suburban (2-3, 4-5) at Susquehannock (2-3, 3-6): Both squads have a small chance to make the Class 4-A playoffs with a victory. If West York and Donegal lose Friday, the winner of this match-up could sneak into the postseason. The Trojans have lost three straight since starting D-II play 2-0, including a three-point loss to the Bulldogs last week. The Warriors, meanwhile, have won two straight after a six-game skid. Susquehannock defeated Suburban 28-12 last year.
►York Tech (0-6, 0-9) at York Catholic (6-0, 9-0): While Division I and Division II are filled with competitive games with District 3 playoff implications, Division III includes four match-ups between the top four teams and the bottom four teams. The Irish claimed at least a share of their second straight D-III crown last week with a 35-7 win over Delone Catholic. York Tech, meanwhile, lost its 22nd straight game last week in a 47-16 loss to Fairfield. The Irish defeated the Spartans 52-0 a season ago.
►Bermudian Springs (4-2, 6-3) at Biglerville (2-4, 2-7): The Eagles are projected to be in the District 3 Class 3-A playoffs, and a win over the Canners surely couldn’t hurt their cause. Bermudian is currently the fifth team in the 3-A power ratings, and six teams make the playoffs. The Eagles defeated Littlestown 28-19 last week, while Biglerville lost by one point to Hanover. Bermudian defeated Biglerville 40-0 last season.
►Hanover (3-3, 3-6) at Delone Catholic (5-1, 8-1): The Squires are coming off a loss in a title-deciding game to York Catholic last week. Delone was dominating the York-Adams League in most statistical categories, but now the Squires look ahead to the District 3 playoffs. Hanover, meanwhile, is coming off a 28-27 win over Biglerville last week. Delone won this match-up 54-0 last year.
►Fairfield (1-5, 2-6) at Littlestown (3-3, 6-3): The Thunderbolts lost another close game to a Division III foe last week in a 28-19 loss to Bermudian. Littlestown, however, will likely clinch a Class 3-A playoff spot with a victory. Last week, the Green Knights won by 21 points over York Tech. Fairfield has likely already clinched a Class 1-A district berth. The Thunderbolts defeated the Knights 28-12 a season ago.
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