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Get the lowdown: Here are Week 8 football game capsules for York-Adams teams

ROB ROSE
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  • Central York and York High will face off for the District 3 Class 6-A football title.
  • York Catholic is in the District 3 2-A title game against Camp Hill.
  • New Oxford takes on Warwick in a District 3 Class 5-A semifinal contest.
Central York players celebrate during last Friday's 42-15 victory over Central Dauphin. This coming Friday, Central York faces York High in the District 3 Class 6-A title game.

The following are game capsules for York-Adams League football programs for the games of Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. All games are at 7 p.m. Friday, except New Oxford at Warwick, which will be played at 7 p.m. Saturday.

DISTRICT 3 PLAYOFFS

York High (7-0) at Central York (7-0): If sports books allowed gambling on high school football, a bet at the start of 2020 that these two teams would be playing for the District 3 6-A title would've allowed someone to retire early on a private island.

Alas, the district and York-Adams League Division I titles will be decided on Friday night and will result in an historic pair of championships for the winner.

The Bearcats had a week off to recover and prepare for the Panthers after Harrisburg was forced to forfeit its semifinal playoff game because of a positive COVID-19 test. Meanwhile, the Panthers come off a dominant 42-15 win over the defending district champs and No. 61 team in the country, Central Dauphin.

Central York won this 2019 matchup, 35-14, and are an even better team this season. This contest features the league’s top two offenses — Central York (56.6), York High (40) — but will come down to who can stop the other team. Can Beau Pribula keep the Panthers’ unstoppable offense going or will Bearcats’ super sophomore Jaheim White run wild after a 1,200-plus-yard breakout season?

New Oxford (6-0) at Warwick (7-0): This District 3 5-A semifinal game was moved from Friday to Saturday because Warwick had to move to online learning because of COVID-19 concerns at the school.

The Colonials dominated Y-A D-II in their first season in the division, but now face their toughest test by far. Led by 6-foot, 7-inch, 290-pound lineman Nolan Rucci, a Wisconsin recruit, the Warriors’ offense has been dominant, with no less than 34 points in each game.  Warwick is a towering team, with a number of players standing at 6-3 or taller. The Warriors are ranked No. 2 in the state in 5-A, but they will come into this game unable to practice on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday because of Warwick's in-person schooling shutdown.

Camp Hill (2-2) at York Catholic (6-1): The Fighting Irish bounced back from their Y-A D-III title loss to Delone Catholic with a big win last week over York Tech to get back on track before another chance at a championship, this time for the District 3 2-A crown.

Camp Hill hasn’t played for two weeks since a 35-0 loss to Boiling Springs. The Lions also lost their previous contest to District 3 1-A champion Steel-High, 36-26. York Catholic senior running back De’Kzeon Wyche can eclipse 1,000 rushing yards with a big game to secure the district title.

YORK-ADAMS GAMES:

Dallastown (1-4) at South Western (1-5): If the Wildcats can replicate the scoring they had last week against Red Lion, with 49 points in a loss, this will be their second win. The Mustangs have not scored 49 points in their past three games combined and come off a shutout loss at Spring Grove. South Western won this game in 2019, 21-7.

West York (2-3) at Gettysburg (3-2): The Bulldogs need to pull off an upset win to avoid a tough finish to the season after a surprising 2-0 start. Conversely, the Warriors are looking to stop a skid after a hot 3-0 start. Gettysburg cruised to a 44-13 victory last season.

Reach Rob Rose at rrose@yorkdispatch.com.