After losing to Red Lion on a late touchdown in 2018, York High used the defeat as motivation to shutout Red Lion and win, 18-0. ROB ROSE, @robrosesports
The following are game capsules for York-Adams League football programs for Friday, Oct. 11. All games are at 7 p.m.
Northeastern (6-1) at Central York (6-1): The Bobcats failed their first test of the season against Red Lion, but have another shot to prove they’re ready to compete with the top teams in Division I this week. The Panthers have steamrolled every division team they have played this season and will attempt to keep their winning streak rolling in the game. Central York has allowed a total of 21 points in its four Division I contests this season.
New Oxford (4-3) at Red Lion (4-3): Coming off a loss in a highly anticipated meeting with York High, the Lions will have to make some adjustments on offense after being shut out. If standout wide receiver Randy Fizer can’t play because of a knee injury suffered last week, Red Lion could struggle to score enough to win the game. The Colonials have won back-to-back games after an 0-2 start to division play and scored 79 points in the last two weeks.
York High (5-2) at South Western (3-4): After a shutout victory against Red Lion, the Bearcats will need to keep their stellar defensive play going against the Mustangs. York High hasn’t allowed a point in two weeks while South Western managed just 17 points in its last two games, both losses after starting division play 2-0. Look for the Bearcats to run the ball with their loaded backfield and control the game to stay undefeated in Division I.
Spring Grove (1-6) at Dallastown (1-6): Both teams are looking for their first win in division play and somebody will get it this weekend. The Rockets will need to improve their defense, which has allowed at least 40 points in each Division I game. Meanwhile, the Wildcats will look for a spark for their offense, which has scored a total of 30 points in division play.
Gettysburg (6-1) at York Suburban (7-0): This game in the premier contest of the week and will likely decide the winner of Division II. The Trojans have dominated their opponents this season, scoring more than 30 points in each game, while not allowing a team to score 20 points yet. The Warriors have been equally prolific in division play, outscoring opponents 158-49.
West York (1-6) at Kennard-Dale (3-4): The Rams are still in search for their first division win since the 2017 season and this week presents a strong opportunity. K-D has allowed 35 points in all three of its division losses this season and will need to make some plays on defense to earn the win. In the Bulldogs’ three road games this season, they struggled and were outscored 100-7 in the three contests.
Dover (2-5) at Mifflin County (1-6): The Eagles will try to get back on track after a two-game winning streak was snapped against York Suburban. Dover will need to find its groove on offense after two consecutive games with 35 points ended last week. The Huskies present an opportunity for the Eagles to have a big offensive game, allowing at least 27 points in each game.
Susquehannock (3-4) at Eastern York (3-4): After a 3-1 start to the season, the Warriors have struggled in their last three games. Susquehannock has been outscored 84-7 in the previous three weeks. The Golden Knights are coming off their first Division II win and will look to eclipse their win total from last season at home against the Warriors.
Delone Catholic (4-3) at Fairfield (1-6): The Squires continued their dominance over their Division III opponents and look to keep things rolling this week. In four division games, Delone Catholic has outscored opponents 152-27. The Knights’ defense will need to turn things around after allowing more than 40 points in three of their four division games.
York Tech (0-7) at Bermudian Springs (4-3): The Eagles will look to bounce back from a tough loss to Delone Catholic last week against the Spartans. Prior to the game against Delone, Bermudian Springs had outscored its three previous opponents 110-21. That trend should pick back up against Tech, which has scored 18 total points in its Division III games.
Littlestown (4-3) at Biglerville (2-5): The Thunderbolts are coming off back-to-back big wins, outscoring their opponents 86-0. Meanwhile, the Canners improved to 2-2 in division play with a dominant win over York Tech. Littlestown needs to pick up another win to try and keep pace with Delone Catholic and Bermudian Springs atop Division III.
York Catholic (3-4) at Hanover (1-6): The Fighting Irish have looked like two different teams in their wins and losses during division play. In the two wins, York Catholic has scored 154 points and in its two losses, managed just six total points. The Fighting Irish will look to get to .500 for this season against a Nighthawks team that comes off a 40-0 loss.
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