Week 3 #YAIAA Football Scoreboard

Posted: September 12, 2014 in Scoreboard

Following is Friday’s schedule of York-Adams football contests. Scores will be posted as soon as they become available.

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Bermudian Springs 21, Shippensburg 0. F

Eastern York 58, Hanover 0. F

Penn Manor 35, Dallastown 3. F

Northeastern 31, Susquehannock 10. F

Red Land 27, Dover 7. F

Lancaster Catholic 49, Littlestown 19. F

Berks Catholic 51, York Catholic 17. F

Spring Grove 56, York Suburban 20. F

Carlisle 34, South Western 23. F

Kennard-Dale 30, York Tech 12. F

Fairfield 49, Carson Long 20. F

Hempfield 22, Central York 7. F

St. Paul’s School 41, Delone Catholic 20. F

Gettysburg 48, Waynesboro 6. F

Biglerville 21, New Oxford 15. F

West York 44, Red Lion 27. F

By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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MANCHESTER — The addition of Gettysburg into the York-Adams League this season has really made for an interesting landscape in Division II girls’ volleyball.

Reigning Division II champion York Suburban is still loaded, West York is quickly becoming the team to beat, Northeastern has the talent to win on any given night and Gettysburg and Eastern York are perennially strong outfits.

Then throw in 2013 Division I champ Susquehannock into the mix and the coaches really are honest when they say there are no easy nights.

Such was the case when the Bobcats hosted the Warriors Thursday night. While Coach Mike Hoffman’s Northeastern squad is still trying to find its groove, they battled through three tight contests.

In the end, the Warriors’ unique blend of skill and experience were too much. Led by a strong night from outside attacker Abigail Bentz (16 kills, 11 digs) and middle hitter Britney Fitzgerald (nine kills), Susquehannock was able to pull of a 25-19, 25-17, 25-20 sweep.

Susquehannock improved to 3-1 in the division, good for a second-place tie with Suburban. West York leads the division at 4-0. Northeastern fell to 1-3.

“This was good tonight,” said Warrior coach Rob Marrison. “Northeastern was able to keep the ball off the floor, which put a lot of pressure on us, and we didn’t collapse.”

Marrison’s club was able to pull away in all three games because of a strong service run each time. Leading 19-18 late in Game 1, the Warriors were able to use a five-point run, fueled by the serving of Laura Savin (two aces). In Game 2, it was tied at 10-10 when Fitzgerald ripped off a six-point run.

Those moments were big for Marrison and his team because of some uncharacteristic mental collapses he’s seen from his club a few times already this season. Suburban was able to pull out a five-game match last week partially because of some self-inflicted miscues.

“We are continuing to try to work on our mental game,” Marrison said. “In the York Suburban match, Suburban played phenomenally well. We had an awful lot of errors in that match and that’s one thing we’re trying to work on.”

While they didn’t play perfect, Susquehannock was able to squash Northeastern rallies throughout much of the night behind Bentz, Fitzgerald and sophomore middle Gabby Ogude. Their play at the net really paid dividends on the big points, and that’s something that Hoffman is hoping his team can start to emulate sooner rather than later.

“We got off to a really slow start,” Hoffman said. “And tonight they did start to click, but we really need to make some adjustments. Overall I have to feel pretty positive about it because we were in every game. And they never quit.”

Seemingly ahead by a comfortable 21-10 margin late in Game 3, Marrison subbed out some of his starters to get some experience for his younger players. That experiment, however, didn’t turn out great. The Bobcats — showing that never-quit attitude — were able to close to within 23-19. After a timeout, the starters were back in and three points later the match was over.

Madison Rhinehart led Northeastern with five kills to go with eight digs, while Bayle Sowers tallied four kills and five digs. Setter Whitney Brown dished out 15 assists.

Susquehannock setter Kelly Franz racked up 34 assists to go with 11 digs. Libero Kerrie Defelice led the Warrior defense with 25 digs.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Gettysburg 3, York High 0: At York High, Myla Manahan (26 assists, five aces, four digs, four kills) paced the Warriors to a 25-7, 25-7, 25-1 victory. Gettysburg won the JV match, 25-7, 25-8.

Eastern 3, Kennard-Dale 0: At Wrightsville, Lauren Reichard’s 15 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and three assists helped the Golden Knights to a 25-9, 25-15, 25-9 victory. Also for Eastern, Allie Crumling had 12 digs and seven kills, while Lauryn Snyder had 27 assists. For the Rams, Katie Leftridge had nine kills and three digs, while Brittany Wolf had six digs, three kills and three blocks. Eastern won the JV match, 16-25, 25-23, 15-13.

Red Lion 3, Spring Grove 0: At Spring Grove, Lindsey Blevins pounded 19 kills and served five aces to power the Lady Lions past the Rockets, 25-18, 25-21, 25-22. Brooke Daugherty recorded 27 assists for the winners, and Lauren Enfield supplied seven kills and 10 digs. Karli Glatfelter and Autumn Lease teamed for 13 Spring Grove kills and Becca Keller put up 25 assists. Both teams entered the contest with 2-0 records in York-Adams Division I. Spring Grove won the JV match, 25-10, 25-17.

Delone Catholic 3, Fairfield 0: At Fairfield, Delone rolled to a 25-9, 25-6, 25-3 victory. Christina Photiades and Claire Kaufmann combined for 11 Squirettes’ kills, and Kelly O’Boyle recorded nine assists. Kayla Ewart and Lexi Wierman served five aces apiece for the winners. Delone won the JV match, 25-4, 25-18.

York Catholic 3, Hanover 1: At York Catholic, Natlalie Stewart recorded eight kills, 23 assists and three digs for York Catholic, which prevailed, 19-25, 25-20, 26-24, 25-15. The Fighting Irish’s Liz Miller pounded 13 kills, and Maggie Allen and Meredith Beecher shared 12 kills. Khadija Bias, Alexa Merrel and Lexi Spangler teamed for 22 Hanover kills and Kelsey Staub supplied 26 assists.

Littlestown 3, York Tech 0: At Littestown, the Thunderbolts swept the Spartans, 25-21, 25-18, 25-11. Emily Staub (17 assists, 14 aces) led Littlestown. D’Shanna Edwards (three aces, four digs) and Brooke Glass (five digs, eight assists) were Tech’s leaders. Littlestown captured the JV match, 25-15, 25-14.

South Western 3, New Oxford 0: At South Western, the Mustangs turned back the Colonials, 26-24, 25-16, 25-20. Hannah McMaster had five kills, 20 assists and nine digs for the Mustangs. South Western’s Tori Sager and Summer Small each had seven kills. New Oxford’s Brooke Krebs hammered 10 kills and the Colonials’ Wren Berry recorded 20 assists. South Western prevailed in the JV match, 25-19, 25-23.

Dallastown 3, Dover 0: At Dover, Sophia Messner and Toni Cappas combined for 24 kills as the Wildcats swept the Eagles, 25-17, 25-19, 25-17. Megan Clinton assisted on 34 points for Dallastown and Kat Forry recorded 17 digs. Karsyn Blauser delivered four kills, four aces and four blocks for Dover, and Katie Kann furnished 10 assists. Dallastown won the JV match, 25-14, 27-25.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

York Dispatch Staff Report

Eastern York is the York-Adams Division II golf champion.

The Golden Knights sewed up the division crown by finishing first in Thursday’s tournament at Cool Creek in Wrightsville. Eastern finished with a 393 total on Thursday, followed by West York (407) and Dover (410).

Eastern is now 36-0 on the season, good for 108 points. West York is second at 29-7, good for 87 points. There’s just one division tournament left in the regular season.

The Golden Knights’ Andrew Davis shot 68 to take medalist honors. West York’s Axel Hartman finished second at 71, while Eastern’s Kevin Crumbling was third at 75. The other golfers to break 80 were: Susquehannock’s Caleb Bryant (77), Dover’s Logan Snyder at 77, West York’s Matt DellOrfano at 79 and Dover’s Brett Reiber at 79.

 

York Dispatch Staff Report

BOYS’ SOCCER

Dallastown 2, Spring Grove 1: At Dallastown, Kyle Schimmel and Noah Brockway connected for second-half goals to lift the Wildcats over the Rockets in a matchup of league unbeatens. Both checked in with 3-0-0 records in York-Adams Division I. Gavin Black gave the visiting Rockets the lead when he scored at 21;32 of the first half. There was no assist on the goal. The Wildcats’ Kyle Schimmel tied the match at 12:18 of the second half on an assist from Dan Mount. Noah Brockway delivered the game-winning goal with 3:40 remaining in the final half. Drake Pew supplied the assist on Brockway’s goal. Spring Grove goalie Dalton Forbes recorded five saves, and Dallastown keeper Jared Barnett made three saves.

Biglerville 3, York Catholic 1: At York Catholic, Carlos Esquivas broke a 1-1 tie in the second half when he found the back of the net with 3:58 remaining to give the Canners the lead for good. For the Irish, Kyle Derowski scored the lone goal, while Mason Elliott added an assist.

Red Lion 2, West York 1: At Red Lion, the Lions led 2-0 at the half and held on for the non-divisional victory. Ben Warner scored a goal, while Noah Patmore scored on a penalty kick. Brandon Haynes picked up an assist. For the Bulldogs, Eddie Rodriguez scored a second-half penalty kick goal.

Central 4, New Oxford 1: At Central, Igor Gomes led the Panthers by scoring two goals and recording one assist. Teammates Calvin Luckenbaugh and Jared Hileman each scored one goal, while Ryan Bernlohr, Anthony Trona and Michael Tolley each picked up one assist.

South Western 2, Northeastern 1: The visiting Mustangs led 2-1 at halftime and held on for the road victory. The host Bobcats took an early 1-0 lead on a Brandon Arentz goal off an assist from Nick Sprenkle. South Western answered with scores from Andrew Garrett and Andrew Garver. Mustangs’ goalkeeper Benjamin Hollinger tallied nine saves. Northeastern goalie Brendan Bare had four stops.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 1: Gettysburg pulled to within a goal on a penalty kick by Adam Yingling with 16:23 remaining. But Susquehannock held on for the victory, with Thomas Rebich icing the game with a goal with 4:44 left. Susquehannock’s Alex Rebich and Andrew Sweigard tallied the other two scores.

Eastern 2, Kennard-Dale 0: At Eastern, second-half goals from Josh Smith and Wyatt Leik proved to be the difference. Smith scored at the 23:50 mark on an assist from Jordan Gross and Leik connected at 15:06 on an assist from Tyler Winter. Eastern goalie Robert LeCates recorded seven saves to earn the shutout. K-D keeper Jonathan Osborne also had seven saves.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Eastern 6, Kennard-Dale 2: At Fawn Grove, Hannah Myers’ three first-half goals led the Golden Knights. Also for Eastern, Emily Brumgard scored two goals, while Remi Reichard scored one. For the Rams, Allison Ebaugh scored both goals. Morgan Anderson added two assists.

Susquehannock 3, Gettysburg 0: At Gettysburg, Brooke McGee’s two first-half goals secured the victory for the Warriors. Also for Susquehannock, Rachel Miller scored one goal.

Biglerville 0, York Catholic 0 (Tie): At Biglerville, after 80 minutes of play and two overtime periods neither team was able to find the back of the net. The Irish had 12 shots on goal compared to the Canners’ two.

Dallastown 10, Spring Grove 1: At Spring Grove, Sierra Austin led the Wildcats scoring three goals. Also for the Wildcats, Morgan Rexroth had one goal and two assists, Mason Pinkerton scored two goals, Skyler Wilt added two assists and Ali Shick had one goal and one assist.

Red Lion 3, West York 1: At West York, the Lions received one goal apiece from Heather Jackson, Natalie Aldrich and Allison McKenzie. Teammate Abigail Castle recorded one assist. For West York, Emily Agnello scored the lone goal.

Dover 2, York Suburban 1: At Suburban, Maddie Miller’s goal at the 13:51 mark of the second half ended up being the game-winner. Brooke Firestone scored one goal. For the Trojans, Jordan Shoff scored a second-half goal.

South Western 2, Dover 0: Montana Utz scored in the first half and Jessica Sillyman scored in the second half to lead the host Mustangs. Eagles’ goalkeeper Jenny Strickhouser tallied nine stops.

Central York 7, New Oxford 1: Greta Plappert scored three times and notched an assist and teammate Paige Harrold tallied two goals and two assists to lead the host Panthers. Central goalie Abbie Timperio made four stops.

York Dispatch Staff Report

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Dallastown 5, South Western 2: At South Western, depth proved decisive for Dallastown, which kept its Division I record spotless while handing South Western its first league loss. After the Mustangs’ Rachel Fabrick and Madison Bortner won the No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches, respectively. The Wildcats swept the next three singles matches and both doubles matches. Chloe Berridge, Madi Reed and Abby Barnhart earned the singles points for Dallastown, and Berridge and Reed teamed to take the No. 2 doubles match. Dallstown’s Angela Friedrich and Christie Friedrich won at No. 1 doubles. Dallastown improved its league mark to 4-0. South Western slipped to 2-1.

Northeastern 4, West York 3: At Northeastern, the Bobcats, trailing 3-2 entering doubles play, swept both matches to earn the victory. Laura Zielinski and Leah Shaffer combined to win No. 1 doubles, and Kirsten Harrison and LaElla Dickerson teamed to take the No. 2 doubles match. Zielinski and Shaffer also secured singles points for Northeastern. Lydia Fairlamb, Nikki Borgel and Joan Kohorst won singles matches for West York.

New Oxford 6, Red Lion 1: Alison Miller won at No. 2 singles for Red Lion’s only point. Dagney Markel, Jessica Soulliard, Mikaela Lardarello and Maddie Coppersmith won in singles for the Colonials.

Kennard-Dale 7, Hanover 0: Alyssa Miller, Evan Boone, Kathleen Glacken and Alli Stewart recorded 6-0, 6-0 victories for the Rams. Lily Riale earned K-D’s fifth singles point with a 6-0, 6-2 decision at No. 4.

Central 7, Dover 0: At Dover, the Panthers received straight-set singles victories from Madison Mummert, Teah Gray, Jenn Elder, Brook Hartzell and Sarah Donner to capture the victory.

Susquehannock 4, Spring Grove 3: At Spring Grove, Usha Baublitz and Jessica McDonald won in singles and teamed to win No. 1 doubles to give the Warriors the win. Kristen Endres also won in singles for the Warriors. Spring Grove got singles wins from Victoria Blymier and Tiffany Hoke

York Suburban 4, Delone Catholic 3: At Suburban, Samantha Clancy and Erika Toman won in singles and teamed to win No. 2 doubles for the Trojans. Jessica Clancy also won in singles for Suburban.

York Dispatch Staff Report

FIELD HOCKEY

Dallastown 4, Northeastern 0: At Dallastown, Bryna Cook’s two goals and one assist helped the Wildcats to the victory. Maggie Noll and Olivia Palley each scored one goal, while Molly Lohss and Sawyer Eckenrode added one assist apiece. Dallastown goalies Karley Andrews and Syd Terroso combined for a shutout. Dallastown won the JV match, 2-0.

Red Lion 11, Spring Grove 3: At Spring Grove, Jayla Godfrey racked up five goals for the Lady Lions and Gillian Orwig supplied four goals. Brooke Stambaugh scored two goals for Spring Grove. Red Lion also won the JV match, 4-0.

Bermudian Springs 2, Hanover 1: At Bermudian Springs, the Eagles rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit to earn the victory. Mackenzie Farley tied the match for Bermudian with a goal at the 23:07 mark of the second half, and Lexie Lauchbaum delivered the game-winning goal with 6:06 to play. Rene Eisenberg gave Hanover the lead when she scored at 16:18 of the first half. Hanover won the JV match, 1-0.

Susquehannock 8, Eastern York 2: Camryn Burk tallied four goals to go along with one assist, while teammate Ally Kerr notched two scores to lead the host Warriors. Brooke Morris and Michella Salvitti each scored a goal to round out the Susquehannock offense. Tia Judy and Bri Goodling accounted for Eastern’s scoring. In junior varsity, Susquehannock won, 2-0.

Fairfield 2, Littlestown 1: At Fairfield, Meagan Leamboy led the Green Knights by scoring one goal and adding one assist.

West York 2, Kennard-Dale 1 (OT): At West York, the Bulldogs captured the Division II victory in extra time. No other details were available.

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@yorksportsguy

Northeastern running back Kody Reeser carries the ball during a recent practice. Reeser and the Bobcats will try to improve to 3-0 on Friday night against

Northeastern running back Kody Reeser carries the ball during a recent practice. Reeser and the Bobcats will try to improve to 3-0 on Friday night against 0-2 Susquehannock. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
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One more week of non-league and cross-division games remain this week before the York-Adams League schedule for all three divisions gets going in Week 4.

Here’s a look at all 17 games coming up this weekend for the York-Adams team:

Friday’s games, 7 p.m.

Shippensburg (1-1) at Bermudian Springs (2-0): Shippensburg has a capable quarterback in Tyler Gustafson, who tallied 189 passing yards and two touchdowns in a Week 1 loss to Dover (1-1), and running back in Emmitt Geiger, who rushed for 94 yards and a score in a Week 2 win against Chambersburg (0-2). The Eagles will rely on running backs Briton Shelton and Colton Dull to once again steer the way. The duo has combined for 549 rushing yards and eight touchdowns in the first two weeks of action.

New Oxford (0-2) at Biglerville (1-1): Biglerville (1-1) snapped a 10-game losing streak last week at Waynesboro (1-1) behind the efforts of running backs Colton Sentz (156 rushing yards on 13 carries, two touchdowns) and Scott Cooper (68 rushing yards on three carries, 110 receiving yards on two receptions, two total touchdowns). There’s a good chance the Canners can improve to 2-1 this week against a New Oxford squad that has mustered 188 total yards of offense in two games this season.

Central York (0-2) at Hempfield (2-0): Hempfield is off to a hot start with impressive wins over traditionally strong programs Lampeter-Strasburg (1-1) and Manheim Central (1-1). Panthers’ sophomore quarterback Shannon Valentin and senior running back Terrance Carter will look to get the job done, while the Central defense turns its attention to Hempfield quarterback Sam Kramer and running backs Will Blair and Devin Washington.

Penn Manor (1-1) at Dallastown (2-0): Like Hempfield, the Wildcats are also off to a solid start with wins over traditionally strong programs (Lancaster Catholic and West York). But Dallastown will face its toughest test yet when the Comets come to town. A tough Wildcats defense will go up against Penn Manor senior quarterback Tanner Erisman, who has tallied 495 passing yards and four touchdowns on 34-of-59 passing (58 percent) to go along with 65 rushing yards and two scores so far this season. Offensively, Dallastown uses a mix of pass and run with the arm of junior quarterback Cade Gold and the churning legs of senior running back Addison Quinones, with both skill players fronted by a durable offensive line.

St. Paul’s (Md.) School (1-2) at Delone Catholic (1-1): Delone Catholic had trouble stopping the run and pass against a good Trinity (1-1) team in Week 1, then had no trouble stopping a struggling Columbia (0-2) team in Week 2. St. Paul’s, meanwhile, managed to score just seven points in their first two games of the season before exploding for 350-plus yards and 33 points in last week’s victory. The Squires will have to focus on stopping St. Paul’s third-year quarterback Anthony Pino, who tossed four touchdowns and completed 12-of-19 throws for 228 yards last week. Delone will counter offensively with sophomore quarterback Brian Shermeyer, who passed for 250 yards in Week 1, and a running game that collected 247 rushing yards in Week 2.

Red Land (2-0) at Dover (1-1): The records of these teams could easily be exchanged. Last week, Red Land gave up nearly 500 yards of offense and fumbled three times but won by a point on a touchdown in the final minute, while Dover lost by a point after failing on an extra-point try following a fourth-quarter touchdown. The Eagles have the tools to bounce back in Week 3, considering they’ve held opponents to an average of 11.5 points a game so far and have a running game averaging 5.2 yards a carry. The passing game should be OK considering Dover junior quarterback Tyler Blazosky went down with an injury in the first quarter last week, but senior Kenyon Hoopes stepped in and, although he struggled at first, seemed to find a rhythm down the stretch with a 39-yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter to finish with 85 yards passing.

Hanover (1-1) at Eastern York (2-0): Hanover did just about everything right last week to snap an eight-game losing streak, getting its first win at home in two years and its first win under Head Coach Bill Reichart. Now the Nighthawks will have the task of bringing down bruising senior back David Livelsberger of Eastern. The Golden Knights’ challenge will be prepping for this game on only three days of rest after they finished out the second half of their game against York Tech this past Monday evening.

Carson Long (0-1) at Fairfield (1-1): Carson Long’s season opener a week ago — a 28-0 loss to Perkiomen — had to be halted early because Carson Long only had 16 players at the start but were down to 10 with 7:23 remaining. Fairfield is coming off a four-point win at James Buchanan (1-1), when Green Knights’ senior quarterback Mason Flickinger rushed for 82 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown while also adding another score on the defensive side by returning an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. Fairfield won last year’s matchup at Carson Long, 72-14.

Gettysburg (2-0) at Waynesboro (1-1): A warm-up for the Warriors here before they travel to Division II foe Dover (1-1) in Week 4. Spear-headed by senior running back Wade Laudeman, the Gettysburg ground game has pounded out 540 rushing yards on 93 carries (5.8 yards per carry) thus far. The Warriors are averaging 43 points a game so far.

York Tech (0-2) at Kennard-Dale (0-2): The Spartans are on a short week after losing Monday evening to Eastern York, 26-8. For York Tech, watch out for Jibri Bones on special teams and running backs Damarius Wiggins and Nashid Bones on the offensive side. The Rams might have found a solution at quarterback. Stepping in last week for senior Kyle Amrhein, who was suspended in Week 2 following an ejection in Week 1, was junior Dan Brewer, who completed 11-of-24 pass attempts for 127 yards and no interceptions.

Littlestown (1-1) at Lancaster Catholic (0-2).: Littlestown has allowed an average of 284 rushing yards but held opponents to 53.5 pass yards in the first two weeks. Now, the Thunderbolts will get a chance to prove just how good its pass defense really is against Lancaster Catholic sophomore quarterback Jordan Scott, who has completed 66 percent of his passes (41-of-62) for 549 yards and tallied five scores (four pass, one rush) in two weeks of action.

Northeastern (2-0) at Susquehannock (0-2): Big news out of Northeastern this week is second-year quarterback Marcus Josey, a junior, underwent season-ending surgery to his right foot Wednesday to correct an injury he suffered in Week 1. Last season, Josey threw for 1,246 yards and ran for 258 yards. Sophomore Blake Einsig stepped in at quarterback last week in a 44-0 win over York Suburban and went 6-for-6 passing for 96 yards and a touchdown. So perhaps the Bobcats will be OK under center. This week will be one last chance for Northeastern to do some fine-tuning before it begins competition in York-Adams Division I in Week 4. Expect running backs Chris Whack and Kody Reeser to do some damage for Northeastern.

West York (1-1) at Red Lion (1-1): Both squads enter coming off very different losses — West York took a heartbreaking 21-20 defeat to Dallastown (1-1) and Red Lion absorbed a disappointing 47-6 blowout at Manheim Township (1-1). The strong West York defense will focus on bringing down Red Lion senior running back Kenny Holloway, while the Bulldogs’ offense aims to return to its winning ways with dual-threat senior quarterback Ross Campbell, who leads a potent running game that also features bruising senior back Noah Bowers.

South Western (0-2) at Carlisle (1-1): The Mustangs had trouble stopping the run in Week 1, both the run and pass in Week 2 and has given up a combined total of 99 points thus far. The Carlisle offense is good at running and passing, especially the latter. Senior quarterback Billy Burger has completed 39-of-64 passes (61 percent) for 643 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Watch out for Mustangs’ returner Andrew Hartlaub, who has three kick returns this season of at least 90 yards.

York Suburban (0-2) at Spring Grove (1-1): The Rockets look like a contender in Division I after nearly beating a good Cumberland Valley (2-0) team in Week 1 and following up with a 10-point win over a traditionally strong Mechanicsburg (0-2) squad in Week 2. A Week 4 matchup with Dallastown (2-0), one that very well could decide York-Adams Division I when it’s all said and done, looms in the near future. First, though, the Rockets have a cross-division contest to take care of. Spring Grove senior back Shay Feulmer and the rest of the Rockets’ running attack could have a big night.

Saturday’s game, 1 p.m.

York High (0-2) at Harrisburg (2-0): Both played the exact same opponents — Reading and McCaskey — in the first two weeks and had opposite results. Harrisburg will have to defend the Bearcats’ 1-2 punch of quarterback James Way and running back James Sweeney, a duo that’s accounted for 690 of York High’s 708 yards of total offense so far. York High will have to defend Harrisburg quarterback Mikale Clark, a St. Francis (Pa.) University recruit who rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown last week while passing for 314 yards and five touchdowns combined in the first two weeks.

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

By JOHN WALK
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York Catholic quarterback Hakeem Kinard rolls out of the pocket during practice this week. Kinard has passed for 322 yards and run for 250 yards in two

York Catholic quarterback Hakeem Kinard rolls out of the pocket during practice this week. Kinard has passed for 322 yards and run for 250 yards in two games this season. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
York Catholic wide receiver Qua’Shawn Grooms hauls in a throw during practice this week. Grooms has six catches for 84 yards this season.

York Catholic wide receiver Qua’Shawn Grooms hauls in a throw during practice this week. Grooms has six catches for 84 yards this season. (JOHN A. PAVONCELLO — jpavoncello@yorkdispatch.com)
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Let’s get this out of the way up front.

The York Catholic High School football team is hosting Berks Catholic this Friday. Berks Catholic is the defending District 3-AA champion who rolled to a 45-19 win over Steel-High a week ago. Last November, Steel-High beat York Catholic, 26-7, in the District 3-A title game. As a result, some folks might not give the Irish much of a chance against Berks Catholic this week.

“Some people might think that,” York Catholic head coach Eric Depew said earlier this week during a break in practice. “But we’re playing to win.”

Plus, York Catholic all-star quarterback and defensive back Hakeem Kinard noted Steel-High lost a lot of talent to graduation (14 starters to be exact) following last season. Berks Catholic also graduated 24 seniors from last year’s 14-1 team. So it’s hard to make a correlation to this year’s Steel-High squad and how it performed against Berks Catholic last week.

Either way, York Catholic (1-1) isn’t going into its match-up with Berks Catholic (2-0) expecting to get blown out. The Irish don’t just want to gain a bit more experience against a good team before Week 4 hits, marking the beginning of games against opponents in York-Adams Division III, where the Irish are expected to be a contender this fall.

No. York Catholic wants to be competitive in its home opener under the lights Friday night.

“We’re going to have to be aggressive up front,” Kinard said of the offensive game plan.

Then the dual-threat quarterback paused to look at his coach, as if to get permission for his next comment, concerned with possibly revealing too many secrets.

“And we might have to come out passing,” said Kinard, who has thrown for 322 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 250 rushing yards the first two weeks of this season.

Irish plagued by slow starts: That could be an issue for York Catholic if its receivers perform the way they have at the beginning of games so far this year. The Irish were held to three points in the first 40 minutes of action of the season before exploding for two touchdowns in the final minutes at Northeastern. The turnaround came a little too late, though. The Bobcats held on to beat the Irish in the season opener, 20-17.

“We were dropping balls. Not making catches,” Depew said of the loss to Northeastern. “Guys have to step up and make some plays. We had a couple penalties that hurt us.”

The problem returned in Week 2 at Susquehannock (0-2), when York Catholic won handily, 36-0.

“We went down to Susquehannock and again we sputtered there early. We were dropping balls. It was only 8-0 going into halftime,” Depew said. “We dominated the whole game. But again, you’re not making catches and you’re having drive-killers. We came out (in the second half) and we were more physical, leaning on our run game. Went for 365 (rush) yards and only threw for 120 (yards).”

Facing the Wing-T: Another area of concern for York Catholic this Friday will be stopping the Wing-T offense run by Berks Catholic, which has resulted in the Saints racking up plenty of rush yards, led by a stud back named Pop Lacey. The Irish went up against Northeastern’s Wing-T in Week 1 and allowed 280 rush yards to the Bobcats.

“We’ve seen it before,” Depew said. “So now we can look and say ‘here’s what we need to fix this time around.'”

In the early part of last season, York Catholic suffered a lopsided loss, 48-20, in Week 2 against Bermudian Springs. The Irish still went on to reach the District 3-A title game two months later. So maybe a York Catholic loss in Week 3 to a strong Berks Catholic team wouldn’t matter much in the long run.

The Irish, though, aren’t adopting that mindset. Never mind that Berks Catholic (73 players) has nearly double York Catholic’s roster (40 players). The Irish aren’t planning on laying down Friday.

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

York Dispatch Staff Report

The Central York golf team was on fire on Wednesday in a York-Adams Division I tournament at Out Door Country Club.

All six of Central’s golfers shot 80 or lower, including a 4-under-par 68 from Gus Minkin.

The Panthers finished with a 365 total, which was 35 shots ahead of second-place Spring Grove. Dallastown was third at 411.

Central is now 30-0 for the season, while Dallastown is second at 24-6, followed by Spring Grove at 21-9.

Connor Bacha shot a 71 for Central, followed by Ryan Moran (74), Matt Bricker (75), Collin Potter (77) and Julianne Lee (79).

Red Lion’s Dylan Reichard fired a 74. Mason Staub (76), Eli Brooks (77), Victoria Ross (79) and Luke Hoffnagle (79) led Spring Grove, while Blake Sebring shot 77 for Dallastown. Mike Gruver had a 78 for New Oxford.

York Dispatch Staff Report

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Northeastern 1, South Western 0: At Hanover, Amanda Bentz scored in the 62nd minute for the game’s only goal. Sawyer Patrick picked up the assist. Northeastern’s Brenna Schroter made 16 stops in goal to record the shutout.

 


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