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Get the skinny: Week 6 football game capsules for York-Adams League teams

ROB ROSE
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  • Central York and York High will attempt to remain unbeaten in York-Adams Division I action.
  • Gettysburg (3-1) is at New Oxford (4-0) in a Y-A D-II showdown.
  • Delone Catholic (5-0) is at York Catholic (5-0) in a battle of Y-A D-III unbeatens.
Dallastown's Caleb Fox scores a touchdown during football action against Spring Grove at Papermaker Stadium in Jackson Township, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. Spring Grove would win the game 41-26. Dawn J. Sagert photo

The following are game capsules for York-Adams League football programs for the games of Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday, except York High at Northeastern, which will be played at noon Saturday.

DIVISION I

Dallastown (1-2) at Central York (5-0): The Panthers show no signs of slowing down their steamrolling of Y-A Division I opponents. Now outscoring the opposition 279-3, Central York will face a Dallastown team that allowed a number of big plays against a Spring Grove team the Panthers shutout. Central has not allowed a touchdown this season. Central won this game a season ago, 58-0. Central QB Beau Pribula, a Penn State recruit, is completing 77% of his passes with 19 TDs and two interceptions.

Brooks brothers lead Spring Grove to 41-26 win over Dallastown

Spring Grove (3-2) at Red Lion (3-2): Both of these teams have only lost to the division’s two undefeated teams (Central York and York High) and now have a chance to prove who is the No. 3 team in Y-A D-I. This contest should feature a number of big plays on offense and a lot of points, with talented players on each team. The Brooks brothers (Tyree and Zyree) from Spring Grove and Red Lion QB Randy Fizer are coming off monster performances a week ago.  Red Lion beat Spring Grove in 2019, 26-13.

Dover (0-4) at South Western (1-3): Last week was one to forget for both of these teams. A pair of big losses can be erased from their memories with a solid night on Friday. The Mustangs are the only team to score points (a field goal) on Central York this season and have found some success on offense the past two weeks with a combined 42 points, while Dover has scored a total of 39 points in its previous two losses.

York High (5-0) at Northeastern (0-5): These teams are moving in opposite directions this season and that should continue on SaFriday. The Bearcats’ offense is rolling with sophomore running back Jaheim White over 1,000 rushing yards in five games. Meanwhile, the young Bobcats come off a 70-0 loss to Central York. It might not be 70-0, but York High should cruise to another win. York High won in 2019, 32-7.

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DIVISION II

Gettysburg (3-1) at New Oxford (4-0): The potential showdown of undefeated Y-A D-II teams was ruined by the Warriors’ loss to York Suburban last week. Now Gettysburg will try to rebound and stop the Colonials’ chances at an undefeated D-II season in their first year in the division. New Oxford has been able to score on every team it's played so far, but Gettysburg’s traditionally stout defense will try to be the first. It will likely be a clash of styles. New Oxford likes to pass it behind QB Connor Beans, while Gettysburg likes to run it behind running back Ruger Pennington.

Susquehannock (0-4) at Kennard-Dale (2-2): The Rams’ offense rolled to a big win over a previously unbeaten West York team last week and will look to do the same on Friday. The Warriors have been unable to generate much offense (12 total points in three games) outside of their contest against West York and will need to change that to pick up a road upset over K-D in a battle of southern York County rivals. The Rams won this game in 2019, 14-7.

West York (2-1) at York Suburban (2-2): The Trojans’ halted a two-game skid with an upset win last week over previously unbeaten Gettysburg and now return home looking to get back over .500. Junior quarterback Camden Brewer and sophomore wide receiver Kenny Johnson will try to keep their strong connection going after hooking up for two TDs last week. The Bulldogs suffered a rough loss to Kennard-Dale after a 2-0 start and need to find the offense it had in the first two weeks, when it scored a combined 82 points. West York had just six points vs. K-D. Suburban beat West York in 2019, 41-10.

Eastern York (1-4) has a bye this week.

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DIVISION III

Delone Catholic (5-0) at York Catholic (5-0): The D-III showdown between these teams is finally here. Each of these squads has rolled through their opponents to set up this battle for the division title. Both teams will try to get their rushing attacks going, but it will likely come down to which defense can make stops. Delone won this game last season, 23-7, en route to the division crown. Tate Neiderer leads Delone's rushing attack with 565 yards, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. He's also a standout defensive player. York Catholic is paced by De'kzeon Wyche, who has rushed for 694 yards and is averaging 6.7 yards per carry. York Catholic's Brennan Witman could be the "X" factor. He is averaging more than 25 yards per catch and has five TDs. Brennan is also a dangerous return man.

Littlestown (3-2) at Bermudian Springs (3-2): Just like the Y-A D-I battle between Red Lion and Spring Grove, this contest will decide who’s the No. 3 team in Y-A D-III. Each team has only lost to the undefeated powers (York Catholic and Delone) atop the division and now face off. Littlestown comes into the matchup riding the momentum of a three-game win streak after a rough start. This will likely serve as an elimination game for two teams fighting for a District 3 Class 3-A playoff berth. Littlestown won this game last year, 24-7.

Biglerville (1-4) at Hanover (1-4): Neither of these teams are happy with how the season has gone, but both have a chance to add to their win column this week. It’s a clash of styles in this contest, with Hanover looking to make plays through the air, while Biglerville wants to control the game on the ground. Biglerville beat Hanover last year, 53-14.

York Tech (1-4) at Fairfield (1-4): After a Week 1 upset of Biglerville, it’s been a rough month for Fairfield. The Knights have been outscored 174-44 in the past four games and now face a Spartans team looking to bounce back from a rough pair of losses after getting their first win since 2016 and losing a one-score game to Littlestown in consecutive games. Fairfield beat Tech, 34-10, in 2019.

Reach Rob Rose at rrose@yorkdispatch.com.