Football game capsules for York-Adams League programs for Friday, Sept. 27
- Northeastern looks to improve to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in Division I at Red Lion.
- York Suburban travels to Muhlenberg attempting to continue its undefeated season.
- Bermudian Springs hosts York Catholic with a chance to begin Division III play 3-0.
The following are game capsules for York-Adams League football programs for Friday. Sept. 27. All games are at 7 p.m.
York High (3-2) at Dallastown (1-4): After a pair of disappointing losses early in the season, the Bearcats have hit their stride in the last two games, scoring at least 40 points in each contest. This week’s game offers another chance for York High to put up a big number and improve to 3-0 in York-Adams Division I against a Dallastown team trying to find its identity. York High will lean on its running game early and often, led by quarterback Tobee Stokes and running back Tyrell Whitt.
South Western (3-2) at Central York (4-1): In three wins against teams from the York-Adams League this season, the Panthers have outscored their opponents, 161-14. The Mustangs will need their offense to reach a new level to keep pace in this contest. If South Western can improve on its 19 points per game in league play, it will have a chance to pull off an upset and move to 3-0 in Division I.
Northeastern (5-0) at Red Lion (3-2): This game will be a true test for each team to prove how good they really are. The Bobcats enter 5-0, but face their toughest league opponent in the Lions. Red Lion needs a win to avoid an 0-3 start in Division I and will have to slow down the league’s top rusher, Northeastern running back Manny Capo (962 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns).
New Oxford (2-3) at Spring Grove (2-3): The team that can make a few key stops on defense will be the winner of this contest. Both teams have allowed at least 40 points during their respective 0-2 starts to division play. The Colonials hold an advantage in a potential shootout with their dynamic duo of quarterback Brayden Long and wide receiver Abdul Janneh.
Dover (1-4) at Kennard-Dale (3-2): The Eagles broke out with a big win over Eastern York last week and will need to replicate that success against a Rams team in search of its first Division II win since 2017. After losing to a talented York Suburban team to begin division play, K-D will look to its running game and fullback Wyatt McCleary to get back into the win column. A 48-6 loss to Dover in 2018 will add some motivation to this game for the Rams.
Gettysburg (4-1) at Eastern York (2-3): After a 2-1 start to the season, the Golden Knights’ began Division II play with a pair of losses, allowing more than 40 points in each game. Things don’t get easier this week when the Warriors come to town fresh off of a 29-0 win against Susquehannock. Eastern will need to get creative on offense to score against a Gettysburg defense that has allowed only one team to reach double-digit points against it this season.
West York (0-5) at Susquehannock (3-2): After a disappointing loss to Gettysburg last week, the Warriors have a chance to pick up a second division win against the Bulldogs at home. West York will try to get its offense going and avoid a fourth shutout this season.
York Suburban (5-0) at Muhlenberg (0-5): The Trojans continued to add to their offense last week with a pair of passing touchdowns in addition to their rushing attack led by running back Savion Harrison. With injured players back in the lineup, Suburban has an opportunity to put up another big win against a Muhlenberg team that has been outscored 89-0 in its last two games.
York Catholic (2-3) at Bermudian Springs (3-2): It took a few weeks, but the Fighting Irish offense broke out in a big way with 49 points last week. The Eagles enter with consecutive games scoring more than 40 points as well. York Catholic will be a test for a Bermudian team that is 2-0 in Division III after beating Fairfield and Hanover, which have a combined record of 1-9.
Delone Catholic (2-3) at Biglerville (1-4): The Squires’ 0-3 start seems like it was almost a different season after outscoring their opponents 69-6 in the last two weeks. This week offers Delone a chance to start 3-0 in Division III against a Canners team that has allowed at least 21 points in each game this year.
Fairfield (0-5) at Hanover (1-4): The Nighthawks earned their first win of the season against York Tech and have the chance to make it back-to-back victories against the Knights. Fairfield has been shut out by three of its five opponents this season, and will need to establish its offense to pick up a road win.
York Tech (0-5) at Littlestown (2-3): A week after a 27-0 loss to Delone, the Thunderbolts have a shot to get back on track with a home game against the Spartans. Through two games during Division III play, York Tech has been outscored 75-6.
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