By RYAN VANDERSLOOT
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Central York’s Alexis Young, right, and Bermudian Springs’ Morgan Williams chase after the ball on Thursday night. Young scored the

Central York’s Alexis Young, right, and Bermudian Springs’ Morgan Williams chase after the ball on Thursday night. Young scored the game-winning goal in Central’s 1-0 overtime victory. (Bil Bowden photo)
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MANCHESTER — In the world of field hockey, dominating play doesn’t always translate to dominating victories

On the other hand, sometimes it does.

Central York and Gettysburg can both confirm that after dominating the York-Adams League Tournament semifinals Thursday night at Northeastern High School.

The Panthers led in every statistical category throughout the night against Division III champ Bermudian Springs but were unable to turn that into a goal through regulation. A 12-3 edge in shots on goal and an 18-4 advantage in penalty corners didn’t matter. The Eagles’ defense and their goalie, Sarah Crane, were able to foil the Division I runner-up.

Even after a goal was waved off early in the first overtime, Central remained confident. And despite a level of frustration that was building after failing to capitalize on many opportunities, senior Alexis Young capped things off with one big shot. Young scored with 7:43 left in the first overtime to send Central to Friday’s final with a 1-0 victory.

Conversely the Warriors had no such experiences against Division I champ Dallastown. Gettysburg thoroughly dominated the scoreboard against Dallastown all night long, even if the final stats ended up fairly even. Nonetheless, Gettysburg cruised to an impressive 3-0 victory to make its first foray into the York-Adams League playoffs a successful one.

Central York (13-5-1) and Gettysburg (18-1) will now square off for the league title at York Suburban at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the league title contest.

The opener was heavy on chances for the Panthers, but light on goals.

“This was very hard,” Central coach Lori Livingston said after surviving against a game Bermudian side. “We had a lot of chances. A lot of chances, but they stopped them all. But then I thought we scored that one (that was waved off). And you just never know.”

All of those worries disappeared when Young was able to break the deadlock with the biggest goal of her season.

“It was a good sound,” said Young, who couldn’t stop smiling. “I haven’t really been a big scorer this year. My teammates have gotten more publicity than myself, but now I feel really good about myself so this makes me feel a little better.”

Young, who had to curl around to the left before her winning shot, was pleasantly surprised that she was able to finish things off.

“I wasn’t sure if it was going to go past (the defender),” Young said. “It wasn’t my strong side (left side), but once I got past her I just kind of moved to the right and was able to get it past the goalie.”

Now the Panthers are off to the program’s first league title game in the tournament’s five-year existence. They’ll face the new kid on the block in Gettysburg. Win or lose Friday, Young and company are not shocked to be in the position they find themselves in.

“A lot of us play together in club, so we knew that we’d be stronger this year,” Young said. “I know in a lot of other sports (at Central) are really good and bring home a lot of championships, but for field hockey I think it’s been since 2007. So to win (Friday) would be great.”

Warriors roll: While the Panthers were waiting for their domination to pay off, there was no such problems for the Warriors.

“We looked really good,” Gettysburg coach Janelle Ebaugh said. “We were strong going after the ball and we really held up strong defensively. Coming out with a 3-0 victory is nice, but I can’t say that I was anticipating it to be that much.”

Ebaugh’s club was dominant throughout the first 30 minutes of play. They set the tone early with two goals and refused to give Dallastown much of a chance to make it a game.

“That first half couldn’t have been any more beautiful,” Ebaugh said. “We could have played a little more, Gettysburg-hockey, in the second half, but we played defensively and that’s fine.”

The Warriors, who scored more than 100 goals during the regular season, got tallies from Megan Miller and Lene Montenegro in the first half in addition to another from Haley Spangler in the second half.

For the Wildcats, who outshot Gettysburg 6-5 and held a 6-4 edge in penalty corners, Head Coach Jeri Myers summed up her team’s play in five simple, but disappointing words.

“It just wasn’t our night,” she said.

— Reach Ryan Vandersloot at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

York Dispatch Staff Report

It was an eventful night in York-Adams girls’ volleyball on Thursday.

Central York sewed up its first outright division title since 1985, while West York and York Suburban have to share a division crown.

Central won at Spring Grove, 25-17, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20 to finish at 11-1 in Division I action and earn its first division championship in nearly three decades.

West York, meanwhile, lost to visiting Susquehannock, 25-21, 25-23, 25-15. At the same, York Suburban was beating visiting Kennard-Dale, 25-9, 20-25, 25-22, 25-15. Both West York and Suburban finished at 11-3 in Division II, while Susquehannock finished a game back in third at 10-4.

In Central’s victory, Allison Rife (15 digs, 12 kills), Andrea Quartey (14 kills), Hannah Rishel (12 digs) and Julia Terpak (37 assists) powered the Panthers. Spring Grove was led by Becca Keller (20 assists, six digs), Heather Secrist (19 digs) and Linsey Altland (seven kills, four digs, three blocks). Central won the JV match, 25-15, 26-24.

In Suburban’s victory, the Trojans got big nights from Jordan Landis (26 digs), Mikala McBride (16 assists), Georgia DuMars (24 assists, five digs), Maura Brehl (13 kills, 11 digs), Claudia Mingora (14 digs) and Sabrina Geary (10 kills). K-D’s leaders were Brittany Wolf (15 digs, 10 kills), Katie Leftridge (19 digs, eight kills) and Adriana Hoke (23 assists). Suburban won the JV match, 25-18, 25-12.

Susquehannock topped West York behind big efforts from Abigail Bentz (17 kills, 20 digs), Kerrie Defelice (23 digs, five assists), Kelly Franz (24 assists, 12 digs) and Amber Sweitzer (14 assists, seven digs). West York’s leaders were Meryssa Love (23 assists, seven digs), Alexis Harbold (23 digs) and Abbey James (10 digs). Susquehannock won the JV match, 25-22, 25-23.

OTHER GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Eastern York 3, Gettysburg 0: At Wrightsville, the Golden Knights rolled to a 25-9, 25-22, 25-17 victory. Lauren Reichard (13 kills, six digs, five blocks), Lauryn Snyder (31 assists) and Allie Crumling (seven kills, seven aces) led the Golden Knights. Shaye Whiteman (nine digs), Jess Sandoe (seven kills) and Myla Manahan (12 assists) led Gettysburg. Eastern lost the JV match, 25-23, 25-21.

Red Lion 4, Dallastown 1: At Red Lion, the home prevailed, 31-29, 28-26, 20-25, 25-15. The Lions were led by Brooke Daugherty (43 assists, six digs), Lindsey Blevins (15 kills, 10 digs, six aces), Brooke Glatfelter (10 kills) and Lauren Enfield (10 kills, seven digs, six aces). Dallastown’s leaders were Megan Clinton (22 assists, five aces, four kills) and Kat Forry (16 digs). Red Lion the JV match in two games.

Delone Catholic 3, Hanover 0: At Hanover, the Squirettes finished off an unbeaten York-Adams Division III season with a 25-20, 25-13, 25-14 victory. Katie Laughman (30 assists, seven digs) and Sarah Senft (10 kills, four aces, three digs) led Delone. For the Hawkettes, Kelsey Staub had 10 assists and eight digs, while teammate Lexi Spangler had eight digs. The Squirettes also won the JV match, 25-19, 25-14.

South Western 3, Dover 0: At Hanover, the Mustangs cruised, 25-14, 25-18, 25-17. Hannah McMaster (21 assists, 11 digs, five kills, three aces) and Tori Sager (15 digs, nine kills) shined for South Western. Dover was paced by Jordan Crone (18 digs) and Katie Kann (12 assists). Dover won the JV match, 25-18, 20-25, 15-2.

Northeastern 3, York High 0: At York High, the Bobcats triumphed, 25-9, 25-6, 25-7. Alivia Crerand (18 assists) and Whitney Brown (nine digs, four kills) excelled for Northeastern.

Littlestown 3, Fairfield 0: At Littlestown, the Thunderbolts won, 25-19, 26-24, 25-11. Emily Staub led the home team with five kills, five aces and 15 assists. Teammate Hanna Riley had eight kills.

Bermudian Springs 3, York Catholic 1: At York Catholic, the Eagles won, 25-22, 25-19, 23-25, 25-23. Madyson Whitcomb led the Eagles with 17 kills, seven blocks, and three digs. For the Irish, Natalie Stewart had 31 assists, 12 digs and six kills, while Meredith Beecher had 11 kills and five aces and Maggie Allen had 11 kills. York Catholic won the JV match, 20-25, 25-21, 16-14.

York Dispatch Staff Report

Central York is the No. 1 seed for the upcoming District 3-AAA Boys’ Soccer Tournament.

The Panthers were the only York-Adams League team to earn a top seed on Thursday when the district unveiled its brackets for the boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and field hockey tournaments. Susquehannock captured No. 2 seeds in both boys’ soccer and girls’ soccer in Class AA.

In all, seven local teams made the boys’ soccer field, while 10 qualified in girls’ soccer and six made the cut in field hockey.

Seedings for all three tournaments were based on power ratings.

AAA boys’ soccer: The Panthers, who won the York-Adams League Division I championship with a perfect 12-0-0 record, are 16-1-1 through Wednesday’s games.

The only other York-Adams team to qualify for the 20-team AAA boys’ field was Dallastown (14-3-1), which was seeded No. 6.

Both the Panthers and Wildcats will open district play on Tuesday. Central York will play host to the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 16 Exeter (9-5-3) and No. 17 Central Dauphin East (11-6-1) at 7:30 p.m. Dallastown will play host to No. 11 Central Dauphin (12-5-1) at 7 p.m.

AA boys’ soccer: In AA boys’ soccer, York-Adams Division II champion Susquehannock (13-4-0) earned the No. 2 seed. Four other York-Adams teams also qualified for the AA bracket: No. 3 Gettysburg (13-3-0), No. 6 West York (12-4-1), No. 7 Biglerville (14-4-0) and No. 12 York Suburban (10-7-0). Biglerville is the York-Adams Division III champion.

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All five local teams in the 18-team AA field will open play on Monday. Susquehannock will play host to the winner of Saturday’s game between No. 15 ELCO (11-6-1) and No. 18 Lampeter-Strasburg (4-11-3) at 7 p.m. Gettysburg will welcome No. 14 Boiling Springs (7-6-3) at 7 p.m., West York will play host to No. 11 Middletown (12-6-0) at 4 p.m., Biglerville will welcome No. 10 Pequea Valley (12-5-1) at 6 p.m. and York Suburban will visit No. 5 Fleetwood (12-4-1) at 5 p.m.

The are no York-Adams teams competing in the 12-team Class A boys’ soccer tournament.

AAA girls’ soccer: In AAA girls’ soccer, three York-Adams teams grabbed berths in the 20-team bracket: No. 5 Central York (16-2-0), No. 7 Dallastown (14-3-0) and No. 9 Dover (14-2-0). Central and Dallastown shared the York-Adams Division I title, while Dover shared the Division II crown with Susquehannock.

All three will open play on Tuesday. Central will play host to No. 12 Cedar Cliff (12-5-1) at 5:30 p.m., Dallastown will welcome No. 10 Elizabethtown (14-3-1) at 7 p.m. and Dover will visit No. 8 Red Land (13-5-0) at 4 p.m.

AA girls’ soccer: In AA girls’ soccer, four local teams will compete in the 18-team field, led by Susquehannock (13-3-0), which earned the No. 2 seed, just like the Warrior boys. Northeastern (11-7-0) is No. 8, York Suburban (12-6-0) is No. 10 and Eastern York (9-9-0) is No. 15.

The Golden Knights will play host to No. 18 seed Bishop McDevitt (6-12-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a play-in game. The winner of that game will travel to Susquehannock at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Also on Monday, Northeastern will play host to No. 9 Boiling Springs (12-6-0) at 7:30 p.m. and York Suburban will travel to No. 7 Greencastle-Antrim (11-4-1) at 7 p.m.

A girls’ soccer: Three York-Adams teams made the 12-team Class A bracket, paced by No. 3 York Catholic (13-2-1), which is coming off a York-Adams Division III championship. Fairfield (15-2-0) is seeded No. 5 and Biglerville (8-10-0) is seeded No. 12. The Green Knights will play host to the Canners at 7 p.m. on Monday in a first-round game. York Catholic won’t play until 4 p.m. Thursday, when it will welcome the winner of Monday’s game between No. 6 Tulpehocken (12-5-1) and No. 11 Lancaster Country Day (11-7-0).

AAA field hockey: York-Adams Division I champion Dallastown (16-2-0) earned the No. 5 seed in AAA field hockey, which features 20 teams, followed by No. 12 Central York (12-5-1) and No. 20 Red Lion (10-7-1).

Red Lion will meet No. 13 Gov. Mifflin (10-7-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Penn Manor in a play-in game. Dallastown and Central York, meanwhile, will face off against each other at 7 p.m. Tuesday at York Suburban.

AA field hockey: Three York-Adams teams made the 20-team AA field hockey bracket: No. 6 Gettysburg (17-1-0), No. 10 Bermudian Springs (16-2-0) and No. 18 Northeastern (8-9-1).

Gettysburg won the York-Adams Division II title, while Bermudian was the Division III champ.

Northeastern has a play-in game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Milton Hershey vs. No. 15 Susquenita (11-7-0). Gettysburg will face to No. 11 Greenwood (13-5-0) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at York Suburban and Bermudian will meet No. 7 Conrad Weiser (14-3-0) at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Lower Dauphin Middle School.

Go here for the complete pairings.

By JOHN WALK
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From left, Central’s Madison Matylewicz, Igor Gomes and Anthony Trona celebrate a 1-0 victory over Dallastown on Thursday to win the York-Adams

From left, Central’s Madison Matylewicz, Igor Gomes and Anthony Trona celebrate a 1-0 victory over Dallastown on Thursday to win the York-Adams League Boys’ Soccer Tournament championship at Susquehannock. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
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GLEN ROCK — Igor Gomes says he grew up in Angola with a soccer field in front of his house.

He says he’s been playing the sport since he was 5 years-old.

He says that he was the best player last year on his hometown team back in Angola, located in southern Africa.

He says that he has scored plenty of game winners in the past.

That’s why he didn’t make much of Thursday night’s game winner that proved to be the difference in Central York’s 1-0 victory over Dallastown in the York-Adams League Tournament title game at Susquehannock High School.

“It’s a lot of training. A lot of practice,” Gomes said. “It means a lot to me.”

Following a scoreless first half, the Panthers’ junior forward scored the deciding goal just 41 seconds into the second half when a pass from teammate Carter Luckenbaugh dropped in front of him from about 30 yards out from the net. Gomes took it the rest of the way, sending a boot past Dallastown goalie Jared Barnett (nine saves).

“In the first half the ball was in the air all the time,” Central coach Frank Lenno said. “We are not good when we play like that. That’s the way they (Dallastown) like to play. In the second half we wanted to keep the ball on the ground. The ball came to his (Gomes’) feet. He saw the ball on the ground. There it is.”

Thursday’s tightly contested match-up was much different from the previous regular-season games earlier this year, both won by Central by two-goal margins.

“Yeah it’s tough to beat someone three times. They know exactly what we’re doing,” Lenno said. “It’s not a mystery. They know where we want to get the ball. We want to get the ball to Igor’s feet all the time.”

Gomes has been a pleasant surprise all season for the Panthers, who have now won back-to-back tournament titles for the first time in program history. It’s also Central’s fourth tournament title overall, moving into a tie with Dallastown and Susquehannock for the most tournament championships all-time.

Gomes came to the United States with his family from Angola five months ago, joining other family members who were already living in the district. He has a cousin who is a senior at Central and Lenno said one of Gomes’ relatives played for him about a half dozen years ago.

“The first day (of tryouts) he was late because he had to take a physical. They have a fitness test to start off and he didn’t know about it. You had to run two miles in 13 minutes, 30 seconds,” Lenno recalled. “He (Gomes) ran it in like 16 minutes. I was like ‘Oh, man. This guy’s struggling.’ The first day he came out he was OK on the ball. I was like ‘I’m not sure.’ Then we put him in a game and it was over. I think he scored in each of the scrimmages and he was lights out.”

He’s been lights out the rest of the way. He’s Central’s leading scorer this season.

“We asked him if we were good compared to kids in Angola,” said Central goalie Trevor Holdregger, who tallied four saves Thursday. “We got the same response we did from the girl who’s a foreign-exchange student on the (Central York) girls’ soccer team, that we are terrible apparently. But we’re glad to have him here.”

Districts: The Panthers (17-1-1) now turn their attention to the District 3-AAA Tournament. They’ll enter as the top-seeded team. They’ll face the winner of Central Dauphin East-Exeter game on Tuesday at Central at 7:30 p.m. Last season, Central reached the district semifinals as a No. 2 seed and later appeared in the state title game for the first time in program history, finishing with a 22-4 overall record.

Dallastown (14-4-1) is seeded sixth in the district tournament and will host No. 11 seed Central Dauphin on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

 

By DICK VANOLINDA
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Dallastown’s Isabella Nelson, left, and Central York’s Ally McCabe battle for possession during the York-Adams League Girls’ Soccer

Dallastown’s Isabella Nelson, left, and Central York’s Ally McCabe battle for possession during the York-Adams League Girls’ Soccer Tournament championship match at Susquehannock on Thursday. Central won the match, 2-1. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
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GLEN ROCK — With one kick, Lynsey Nicholas made a lifetime memory and completed a championship quest for the Central York girls’ soccer team.

Nicholas’ goal with 27:32 to play in the second half proved to be the deciding one as the Panthers edged Dallastown, 2-1, to capture the York-Adams League Tournament title. The match was played at Susquehannock High School.

Zaria Emswiler passed the ball to Nicholas, who was standing near the 18-yard line. The sophomore booted the ball into the net to snap a 1-1 tie

“This is the first one (championship) since 2001,” Central head coach Liz Critchfield said. “That was under Coach Susan Boyle. This is a sweet victory for all of them (the players). We just kept telling them, we have to make history here.”

Nicholas was quick to share the credit on the winning strike.

“It was a beautiful pass from Zaria,” she said. “I was standing wide open on the outside. I turned my body and shot, and it (the ball) hit the back of the net. I was thinking we were tied (1-1), and we needed a goal. I had the perfect opportunity, and it was nice to get it.”

Central goalie Hannah Shade started the winning sequence with a long outlet pass.

“Hannah Shade made a beautiful save in the first half (Shade grabbed a bouncing ball just before it went into the left-hand corner of the net), and she started the second goal for us,” Critchfield said. “She would prefer to be on the field, but I needed her at keeper. She’s been a great kid to coach.”

Shade made five saves during a match when neither defense permitted a lot of scoring opportunities.

Central’s Sheayna Pamplin opened the scoring at 31:03 of the first half on a shot from just inside the 18-yard line.

“I was not expecting that ball to drop into the goal,” Pamplin said. “I’m not sure if it was Erin (Nelson) or Bri (Hackos) who sent me the pass. We really wanted this game. I love Lynsey Nicholas. She’s a big factor for us.”

Dallastown tied the match with 12:04 remaining in the first half on Ali Schick’s header. Natalie Gettle provided the assist on a direct kick from 30 yards.

Central and Dallastown split two matches during the regular season, with the Panthers winning the first one and the Wildcats taking the second match. The teams tied for the York-Adams Division I crown.

“The second time, we went in thinking we beat them the first time, we can do it again,” Nicholas said. “This time, we were more motivated.”

“This was our No. 1 goal,” Pamplin said. “We wanted to win counties.”

Central accomplished its goal by turning back another quality side. Dallastown took two more shots on goal than Central.

“Dallastown is a great team, and Scott Austin did a great job for them,” Critchfield said.

Central’s defenders (Maddy Strine, Ally McCabe, Kennedy Little and Faith Hackard) played all 80 minutes.

“They were just on tonight, and I wanted to keep them in there,” Critchfield said.

— Reach Dick VanOlinda at sports@yorkdispatch.com.

Individual Rushing
Team Name RUSH YDS AVG
EY David Livelsberger 117 886 7.6
WY Ross Campbell 89 874 9.8
BS Colton Dull 113 851 7.5
Dal Addison Quinones 94 817 8.7
BS Briton Shelton 120 811 6.8
YC Hakeem Kinard 114 767 6.7
SG Shay Feulmer 115 732 6.4
CY Terrance Carter 86 620 7.2
Ne Chris Whack 98 608 6.2
EY Lucas Barshinger 65 598 9.2
Dov Durran Ledbetter 96 542 5.6
YH Bryshon Sweeney 105 540 5.1
DC Alex Little 114 525 4.6
Get Lane Sherman 65 522 8.0
DC Jake Kadis 70 492 7.0
Lit Lucas Reynolds 110 478 4.3
Han Jordan Laughman 88 469 5.3
YH James Way 103 451 4.4
NO Hunter Ringrose 85 433 5.1
Ne Kody Reeser 71 415 5.8
SW Robby Harbison 104 399 3.8
YS Dajour Henderson 49 392 8.0
Dov John Sterner 57 391 6.9
Big Scott Cooper 79 388 4.9
CY Pearson Hinkle 58 375 6.5
RL Antwan Jackson 81 365 4.5
WY Cadence Thomas 40 364 9.1
YT Damarius Wiggins 71 353 5.0
Lit Zach Brown 67 345 5.1
WY Garrett Stauffer 53 318 6.0
EY Jake Kessler 42 312 7.4
SW Andrew Hartlaub 59 304 5.2
YS Liam McWilliams 65 301 4.6
YT Jibri Bones 65 291 4.5
WY Noah Bowers 59 290 4.9
DC Tavian Dorsey 41 266 6.5
RL Kenny Holloway 86 260 3.0
Get Wade Laudeman 34 258 7.6
NO Daulton Snyder 51 252 4.9
F Matt Petrie 63 247 3.9
Get Elijah Jackson 21 246 11.7
Dov Tyrel Jones 23 245 10.7
Big Colton Sentz 37 244 6.6
YC Jack Burnside 32 233 7.3
Dov Kenyon Hoopes 43 232 5.4
Get Tyler Lampe 45 228 5.1
SG Nick Erickson 66 228 3.5
Dal Cade Gold 57 227 4.0
Big Samuel Laird 51 218 4.3
Dov Joey Zutell 52 212 4.1
YT Nashid Bones 52 212 4.1
KD Josh Eaton 59 206 3.5
F Mason Flickinger 80 205 2.6
YC Gregory Bennett 44 205 4.7
RL Alex Keough 30 199 6.6
SG Zack Stauffer 47 197 4.2
Dal Dez Jones 33 189 5.7
Get Nathan Sharrah 20 172 8.6
WY Jamal Anderson 22 154 7.0
F Michael Quealy 42 143 3.4
SW Miles Francis 33 137 4.2
YT Kyle Chesnavage 40 135 3.4
EY Keegan Corwell 16 135 8.4
BS Phoenix Russell 16 134 8.4
BS Quinton King 13 132 10.2
KD Chase Carlile 31 130 4.2
Get Oakley Marsh 10 130 13.0

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Individual Passing
Team Name COMP ATT INT TD YDS
YC Hakeem Kinard 81 151 6 13 1271
Han Kyle Krout 82 180 8 8 1133
SW Brock Geiman 65 127 6 10 1124
YS Thomas Merkle 77 127 4 6 1003
WY Ross Campbell 48 96 2 7 937
YH James Way 60 120 5 6 932
Sus Josh Stoneberg 66 151 6 4 733
Get Jake Myers 31 68 2 8 711
DC Brian Shermeyer 39 76 5 7 699
Dal Cade Gold 41 85 4 3 646
Lit Cody Boyd 39 79 9 6 588
BS Ryan Markle 28 59 6 6 586
F Mason Flickinger 38 101 4 8 560
CY Nik Strine 33 57 1 5 554
Big Ben Hurda 35 78 2 3 472
RL Dalton Grove 51 105 6 6 457
CY Shannon Valenti 38 84 6 1 415
Ne Blake Einsig 23 41 3 6 401
KD Daniel Brewer 45 94 2 4 374
NO Corban Czap 26 61 6 5 321
SG Nick Erickson 23 53 5 3 317
EY Conrad Rhein 15 41 5 3 304
Dov Kenyon Hoopes 15 41 3 2 235
YT Damarius Wiggins 12 36 2 1 145
Lit Jarrett Brittain 10 22 2 0 130

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Individual Receiving – Receptions
Team Name REC YDS AVG
Han Dylan Krieger 40 743 18.6
YS Collin Mailman 27 523 19.4
WY Diego Torres 23 484 21.0
Lit Lucas Reynolds 22 341 15.5
YC Qua’Shawn Grooms 21 465 22.1
YS Jimmy Daglaris 20 245 12.3
Sus Nick Tannura 19 270 14.2
CY Jeremiah Dadeboe 18 199 11.1
SW Noah Staub 18 277 15.4
YH Bryshon Sweeney 17 222 13.1
SG Anthony Beddia 17 275 16.2
CY Terrance Carter 17 271 15.9
KD Kyle Woolridge 16 215 13.4
YH Sae’Quan Whitaker 16 281 17.6
SW Andrew Hartlaub 16 427 26.7
F Antijuan Washington 16 252 15.8
SG Logan Hall 16 220 13.8
Ne Jordan Zirkle 16 156 9.8
YH Danny Acevedo 15 215 14.3
YC Joseph Bauhof 15 211 14.1
Han Colten Ehrhart 14 136 9.7
YC Luke Brennan 14 213 15.2
Lit Dylan Brittain 14 265 18.9
Sus Dorian Faster 14 227 16.2
SW Miles Francis 14 194 13.9
YC Daniel Yokemick 13 167 12.8
Big Scott Cooper 13 273 21.0
DC Brandon Zumbrum 13 167 12.8
RL Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie 13 124 9.5
NO Daulton Snyder 13 160 12.3
Han Nick Seymour 12 99 8.3
Sus Tyler Buckley 10 71 7.1
Lit Lane Nye 10 88 8.8
Dal Jake Jansen 10 108 10.8
Han Resean Williams 10 96 9.6
YS Brad Smith 10 76 7.6
YC Scott Bartkowiak 10 158 15.8
Sus Dervon Mayberry 9 75 8.3
RL Derek Ross 9 45 5.0
WY Cash Gladfelter 9 201 22.3
F Alex Irvin 9 197 21.9
Dal Owen Ritter 9 216 24.0
YS Teague Hoffman 9 62 6.9
KD Austin Jenkins 9 84 9.3
CY Braden Neal 8 117 14.6
CY Pearson Hinkle 8 73 9.1
RL Christian Castle 8 49 6.1
Get Tyler Lampe 8 124 15.5
Ne David Ankney 8 219 27.4
YH Nate Delmotte 7 146 20.9
Get Jordan Turner 7 173 24.7
Dal Addison Quinones 7 112 16.0
DC Justin Gobrecht 7 185 26.4
Get Kobe Wansel 7 274 39.1
BS Briton Shelton 7 87 12.4
Big Gage McAuliffe 7 67 9.6
Dal John Middleton 7 100 14.3
DC Larry Lefler 7 119 17.0
SW Brady Thayer 7 127 18.1
Get Michael Ingalsbe 6 98 16.3
YT Jibri Bones 6 75 11.3
BS Derek Starner 6 130 21.7
YS Liam McWilliams 6 56 9.3
Sus Aiden Kirkendall 6 38 6.3
CY Robert Romey 6 64 10.7

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Individual Receiving – Yards
Team Name REC YDS AVG
Han Dylan Krieger 40 743 18.6
YS Collin Mailman 27 523 19.4
WY Diego Torres 23 484 21.0
YC Qua’Shawn Grooms 21 465 22.1
SW Andrew Hartlaub 16 427 26.7
Lit Lucas Reynolds 22 341 15.5
YH Sae’Quan Whitaker 16 281 17.6
SW Noah Staub 18 277 15.4
SG Anthony Beddia 17 275 16.2
Get Kobe Wansel 7 274 39.1
Big Scott Cooper 13 273 21.0
CY Terrance Carter 17 271 15.9
Sus Nick Tannura 19 270 14.2
Lit Dylan Brittain 14 265 18.9
F Antijuan Washington 16 252 15.8
YS Jimmy Daglaris 20 245 12.3
Sus Dorian Faster 14 227 16.2
YH Bryshon Sweeney 17 222 13.1
SG Logan Hall 16 220 13.8
Ne David Ankney 8 219 27.4
Dal Owen Ritter 9 216 24.0
YH Danny Acevedo 15 215 14.3
KD Kyle Woolridge 16 215 13.4
YC Luke Brennan 14 213 15.2
YC Joseph Bauhof 15 211 14.1
WY Cash Gladfelter 9 201 22.3
CY Jeremiah Dadeboe 18 199 11.1
F Alex Irvin 9 197 21.9
SW Miles Francis 14 194 13.9
DC Justin Gobrecht 7 185 26.4
Get Jordan Turner 7 173 24.7
YC Daniel Yokemick 13 167 12.8
DC Brandon Zumbrum 13 167 12.8
NO Daulton Snyder 13 160 12.3
YC Scott Bartkowiak 10 158 15.8
Ne Jordan Zirkle 16 156 9.8
YH Nate Delmotte 7 146 20.9
SG Shay Feulmer 5 140 28.0
BS Brady Myers 4 137 34.3
Han Colten Ehrhart 14 136 9.7
BS Derek Starner 6 130 21.7
SW Brady Thayer 7 127 18.1
Get Tyler Lampe 8 124 15.5
RL Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie 13 124 9.5
DC Larry Lefler 7 119 17.0
CY Braden Neal 8 117 14.6
Dal Addison Quinones 7 112 16.0
Dal Jake Jansen 10 108 10.8
Dov Shane Orchard 3 105 35.0
Dov Derek Breneman 5 104 20.8
Dal John Middleton 7 100 14.3
Han Nick Seymour 12 99 8.3
Get Michael Ingalsbe 6 98 16.3
Han Resean Williams 10 96 9.6
Lit Lane Nye 10 88 8.8
BS Briton Shelton 7 87 12.4
Lit Brandon Pittinger 3 84 28.0
KD Austin Jenkins 9 84 9.3
DC Jake Kadis 4 81 20.3
RL Alex Keough 4 80 20.0
CY Drew Anderson 4 78 19.5
YS Brad Smith 10 76 7.6
Sus Dervon Mayberry 9 75 8.3
YT Jibri Bones 6 75 11.3

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Individual Scoring
Team Name TD EP1 EP2 FG TOTAL
WY Ross Campbell 17 0 2 0 106
BS Colton Dull 14 0 0 0 84
SG Shay Feulmer 12 0 2 0 76
SW Andrew Hartlaub 12 0 0 0 72
CY Terrance Carter 12 0 0 0 72
EY Lucas Barshinger 11 0 1 0 68
Dal Addison Quinones 10 0 1 0 62
BS Briton Shelton 10 0 0 0 60
Get Lane Sherman 9 0 2 0 58
YH Bryshon Sweeney 9 0 0 0 54
F Mason Flickinger 8 0 0 0 48
EY Damian McKinsey 2 22 0 3 43
EY David Livelsberger 7 0 0 0 42
Big Scott Cooper 7 0 0 0 42
YS Liam McWilliams 7 0 0 0 42
Get Michael Heeschen 0 33 0 3 42
Han Dylan Krieger 5 6 2 0 40
YC Qua’Shawn Grooms 6 0 1 0 38
BS Connor Zahm 0 31 0 2 37
CY Carter Luckenbaugh 0 22 0 5 37
RL Kendrick Boyd-Gillespie 6 0 0 0 36
Han Jordan Laughman 6 0 0 0 36
DC Jake Kadis 6 0 0 0 36
Dov Durran Ledbetter 6 0 0 0 36
Dov John Sterner 6 0 0 0 36
YC Hakeem Kinard 6 0 0 0 36
CY Pearson Hinkle 6 0 0 0 36
Lit Lucas Reynolds 6 0 0 0 36
YC Jack Burnside 6 0 0 0 36
Ne David Ankney 5 0 0 0 30
Get Wade Laudeman 5 0 0 0 30
F Michael Quealy 5 0 0 0 30
WY Diego Torres 5 0 0 0 30
Get Elijah Jackson 5 0 0 0 30
WY Brett Strickler 0 29 0 0 29
SG Andrew Luckenbaugh 0 16 0 4 28
Ne Chase Sasala 0 18 0 3 27
Get Tyler Lampe 4 0 1 0 26
DC Jay Strickland 0 19 0 2 25
Dal McKinley Curren 0 16 0 3 25
WY Garrett Stauffer 4 0 0 0 24
YS Collin Mailman 4 0 0 0 24
YS Thomas Merkle 4 0 0 0 24
YC Gregory Bennett 4 0 0 0 24
YH James Way 4 0 0 0 24
SW Miles Francis 4 0 0 0 24
Dov Tyrel Jones 4 0 0 0 24
YT Jibri Bones 3 0 2 0 22
EY Jake Kessler 3 0 1 0 20
SW Brock Geiman 3 2 0 0 20
YC Daniel Yokemick 3 1 0 0 19
SW Andrew Slater 0 16 0 1 19
F Alex Irvin 3 0 0 0 18
Ne Chris Whack 3 0 0 0 18
Ne Kody Reeser 3 0 0 0 18
WY Noah Bowers 3 0 0 0 18
YT Damarius Wiggins 3 0 0 0 18
DC Justin Gobrecht 3 0 0 0 18
WY Cash Gladfelter 3 0 0 0 18
Lit Dylan Brittain 3 0 0 0 18
DC Lucas Shull 3 0 0 0 18
Dov Shane Orchard 3 0 0 0 18
Get Jake Myers 3 0 0 0 18
KD Kyle Woolridge 3 0 0 0 18
SW Robby Harbison 3 0 0 0 18
YC Joseph Bauhof 3 0 0 0 18
NO Keegan Romanoff 3 0 0 0 18
NO Daulton Snyder 3 0 0 0 18
YS Jonas Atkinson 0 18 0 0 18
Han Colten Ehrhart 3 0 0 0 18
YH Sae’Quan Whitaker 3 0 0 0 18
Lit Wes Storey 3 0 0 0 18
Dov Josh Bradley 0 11 0 2 17
Big Jorden Trostel 0 11 0 2 17
F Brandon Hummel 0 12 0 1 15
EY Conrad Rhein 2 0 1 0 14
BS Wyatt Gearhart 2 0 1 0 14
Big Colton Sentz 2 0 0 0 12
DC Brandon Zumbrum 2 0 0 0 12
Get Jordan Turner 2 0 0 0 12
Get Jordan Turner 2 0 0 0 12
KD Austin Jenkins 1 3 0 1 12
Ne Michael Cooper 2 0 0 0 12
Sus Nick Tannura 2 0 0 0 12
Sus Dorian Faster 2 0 0 0 12
YC Jakkar Kinard 2 0 0 0 12
YH Danny Acevedo 2 0 0 0 12
Big Ben Hurda 2 0 0 0 12
BS Derek Starner 2 0 0 0 12
Ne Jonathan Butler 2 0 0 0 12
RL Alex Keough 2 0 0 0 12
RL Kenny Holloway 2 0 0 0 12
Dal Cade Gold 2 0 0 0 12
Dal Dez Jones 2 0 0 0 12
Get Nathan Sharrah 2 0 0 0 12
SW Noah Staub 2 0 0 0 12
WY Brett Kinneman 2 0 0 0 12
RL Nate Olsen 0 11 0 0 11
NO Trey Parrish 0 7 0 1 10
2014 #YAIAA FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON TEAM STATISTICS

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Team Offense (scoring)
GM PTS AVG
Gettysburg 7 322 46.0
West York 7 309 44.1
Bermudian Springs 7 273 39.0
York Catholic 7 231 33.0
Eastern York 7 207 29.6
South Western 7 191 27.3
Central York 7 187 26.7
Delone Catholic 7 173 24.7
Dallastown 7 170 24.3
Spring Grove 7 166 23.7
Fairfield 7 158 22.6
Dover 7 154 22.0
Littlestown 7 149 21.3
York Suburban 7 148 21.1
Northeastern 7 143 20.4
Hanover 7 121 17.3
York High 7 118 16.9
Red Lion 7 116 16.6
Biglerville 7 107 15.3
New Oxford 7 84 12.0
York Tech 7 72 10.3
Kennard-Dale 7 69 9.9
Susquehannock 7 51 7.3

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Team Defense (scoring)
GM PTS AVG
Bermudian Springs 7 27 3.9
Gettysburg 7 100 14.3
Dallastown 7 106 15.1
West York 7 114 16.3
Dover 7 119 17.0
Eastern York 7 123 17.6
Spring Grove 7 127 18.1
Biglerville 7 140 20.0
York Catholic 7 145 20.7
Fairfield 7 145 20.7
Northeastern 7 147 21.0
Red Lion 7 151 21.6
York High 7 163 23.3
Central York 7 164 23.4
Delone Catholic 7 177 25.3
York Tech 7 185 26.4
York Suburban 7 190 27.1
South Western 7 208 29.7
New Oxford 7 228 32.6
Littlestown 7 241 34.4
Hanover 7 244 34.9
Susquehannock 7 305 43.6
Kennard-Dale 7 309 44.1

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Total Team Offense
GM Yards AVG
West York 7 3368 481.1
Bermudian Springs 7 2837 405.3
York Catholic 7 2738 391.1
Gettysburg 7 2650 378.6
Central York 7 2531 361.6
Eastern York 7 2323 331.9
Dallastown 7 2231 318.7
Spring Grove 7 2132 304.6
Littlestown 7 2110 301.4
Delone Catholic 7 2107 301.0
Dover 7 2055 293.6
York High 7 2051 293.0
South Western 7 2027 289.6
Northeastern 7 2020 288.6
York Suburban 7 1917 273.9
Hanover 7 1794 256.3
Biglerville 7 1704 243.4
Red Lion 7 1355 193.6
New Oxford 7 1354 193.4
Fairfield 7 1334 190.6
York Tech 7 1269 181.3
Susquehannock 7 1215 173.6
Kennard-Dale 7 665 95.0

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Total Team Defense
GM Yards AVG
Bermudian Springs 7 917 131.0
Gettysburg 7 1239 177.0
Spring Grove 7 1593 227.6
York Suburban 7 1617 231.0
West York 7 1685 240.7
Dover 7 1820 260.0
Eastern York 7 1830 261.4
Northeastern 7 1852 264.6
Fairfield 7 1934 276.3
Red Lion 7 1957 279.6
Delone Catholic 7 1959 279.9
Central York 7 2014 287.7
York Tech 7 2041 291.6
Dallastown 7 2126 303.7
New Oxford 7 2214 316.3
Littlestown 7 2287 326.7
Hanover 7 2310 330.0
Biglerville 7 2325 332.1
York Catholic 7 2333 333.3
York High 7 2348 335.4
South Western 7 2488 355.4
Kennard-Dale 7 2782 397.4
Susquehannock 7 3085 440.7

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Team Rushing
GM Att Yards Yds/Gm Yds/Att
West York 7 331 2397 342.4 7.2
Bermudian Springs 7 328 2231 318.7 6.8
Eastern York 7 279 2020 288.6 7.2
Gettysburg 7 287 1925 275.0 6.7
Dover 7 309 1743 249.0 5.6
Dallastown 7 252 1572 224.6 6.2
Delone Catholic 7 285 1422 203.1 5.0
York Catholic 7 224 1390 198.6 6.2
Spring Grove 7 295 1388 198.3 4.7
Central York 7 229 1331 190.1 5.8
Littlestown 7 295 1308 186.9 4.4
Northeastern 7 270 1294 184.9 4.8
Biglerville 7 267 1154 164.9 4.3
York High 7 240 1119 159.9 4.7
York Tech 7 275 1071 153.0 3.9
New Oxford 7 277 965 137.9 3.5
Red Lion 7 262 921 131.6 3.5
South Western 7 243 903 129.0 3.7
York Suburban 7 220 818 116.9 3.7
Hanover 7 225 746 106.6 3.3
Fairfield 7 228 717 102.4 3.1
Susquehannock 7 154 416 59.4 2.7
Kennard-Dale 7 195 235 33.6 1.2

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Team Passing
GM Comp Att Yards Yds/Gm Yds/Att
York Catholic 7 82 152 1276 182.3 8.4
Hanover 7 84 185 1144 163.4 6.2
South Western 7 65 127 1124 160.6 8.9
York Suburban 7 80 135 1098 156.9 8.1
West York 7 51 102 971 138.7 9.5
Central York 7 71 141 969 138.4 6.9
York High 7 60 120 932 133.1 7.8
Susquehannock 7 73 174 799 114.1 4.6
Littlestown 7 55 126 798 114.0 6.3
Spring Grove 7 47 99 744 106.3 7.5
Northeastern 7 45 82 726 103.7 8.9
Delone Catholic 7 40 79 715 102.1 9.1
Dallastown 7 42 86 659 94.1 7.7
Fairfield 7 41 104 653 93.3 6.3
Gettysburg 7 41 104 653 93.3 6.3
Bermudian Springs 7 28 59 586 83.7 9.9
Biglerville 7 39 83 506 72.3 6.1
Red Lion 7 51 105 457 65.3 4.4
Kennard-Dale 7 54 122 431 61.6 3.5
New Oxford 7 33 86 395 56.4 4.6
Dover 7 18 49 312 44.6 6.4
Eastern York 7 15 41 304 43.4 7.4
York Tech 7 17 50 197 28.1 3.9

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Team Rushing Defense
GM Att Yards Yds/Gm Yds/Att
Bermudian Springs 7 201 447 63.9 2.2
Northeastern 7 186 727 103.9 3.9
West York 7 217 733 104.7 3.4
Dallastown 7 246 780 111.4 3.2
Gettysburg 7 246 808 115.4 3.3
Delone Catholic 7 211 867 123.9 4.1
Spring Grove 7 243 877 125.3 3.6
Dover 7 247 994 142.0 4.0
Red Lion 7 268 1041 148.7 3.9
Fairfield 7 225 1125 160.7 5.0
York Suburban 7 215 1139 162.7 5.3
York Tech 7 295 1235 176.4 4.2
Eastern York 7 263 1271 181.6 4.8
Central York 7 278 1308 186.9 4.7
Littlestown 7 278 1470 210.0 5.3
Biglerville 7 312 1511 215.9 4.8
York High 7 267 1526 218.0 5.7
South Western 7 265 1544 220.6 5.8
Hanover 7 303 1593 227.6 5.3
New Oxford 7 296 1686 240.9 5.7
York Catholic 7 305 1875 267.9 6.1
Kennard-Dale 7 239 1987 283.9 8.3
Susquehannock 7 300 2259 322.7 7.5

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Team Passing Defense
GM Comp Att Yards Yds/Gm Yds/Att
Gettysburg 7 34 95 437 62.4 4.6
York Catholic 7 47 126 458 65.4 3.6
York Suburban 7 42 92 478 68.3 5.2
York Tech 7 31 75 510 72.9 6.8
New Oxford 7 37 61 528 75.4 8.7
Bermudian Springs 7 42 101 570 81.4 5.6
Eastern York 7 47 105 602 86.0 5.7
Hanover 7 43 92 704 100.6 7.7
Central York 7 35 87 713 101.9 8.2
Spring Grove 7 42 100 716 102.3 7.2
Susquehannock 7 39 74 749 107.0 10.1
York High 7 50 92 758 108.3 8.2
Fairfield 7 45 95 767 109.6 8.1
Biglerville 7 57 105 814 116.3 7.8
Littlestown 7 56 116 817 116.7 7.0
Dover 7 53 113 825 117.9 7.3
West York 7 90 166 867 123.9 5.2
Kennard-Dale 7 42 81 894 127.7 11.0
Red Lion 7 61 114 916 130.9 8.0
South Western 7 64 119 944 134.9 7.9
Delone Catholic 7 71 140 1098 156.9 7.8
Northeastern 7 74 132 1125 160.7 8.5
Dallastown 7 101 172 1345 192.1 7.8

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Turnover Differential
GM Take Give Diff Diff/Gm
Fairfield 7 22 10 12 1.7
West York 7 15 6 9 1.3
Central York 7 15 8 7 1.0
Biglerville 7 13 8 5 0.7
Bermudian Springs 7 18 14 4 0.6
York Suburban 7 12 9 3 0.4
Dallastown 7 13 10 3 0.4
Eastern York 7 10 7 3 0.4
Gettysburg 7 7 6 1 0.1
South Western 7 10 9 1 0.1
York High 7 8 7 1 0.1
York Tech 7 10 11 -1 -0.1
Delone Catholic 7 8 9 -1 -0.1
Hanover 7 13 15 -2 -0.3
Dover 7 9 12 -3 -0.4
Spring Grove 7 9 14 -5 -0.7
Kennard-Dale 7 7 12 -5 -0.7
Northeastern 7 5 11 -6 -0.9
Susquehannock 7 6 12 -6 -0.9
York Catholic 7 4 10 -6 -0.9
New Oxford 7 9 16 -7 -1.0
Red Lion 7 6 15 -9 -1.3
Littlestown 7 11 22 -11 -1.6
2014 #YAIAA FOOTBALL REGULAR SEASON STANDINGS
Division I Division Overall Scoring
W L W L PF PA Diff
Central York 4 0 4 3 187 164 23
Dallastown 4 0 6 1 170 106 64
Red Lion 3 1 4 3 116 151 -35
South Western 2 2 2 5 191 208 -17
York High 2 2 2 5 118 163 -45
Spring Grove 1 3 3 4 166 127 39
New Oxford 0 4 0 7 84 228 -144
Northeastern 0 4 3 4 143 147 -4
Division II Division Overall Scoring
W L W L PF PA Diff
Dover 3 0 5 2 154 119 35
West York 3 0 6 1 309 114 195
Gettysburg 3 1 6 1 322 100 222
York Suburban 2 1 3 4 148 190 -42
Eastern York 1 3 4 3 207 123 84
Susquehannock 0 3 0 7 51 305 -254
Kennard-Dale 0 4 1 6 69 309 -240
Division III Division Overall Scoring
W L W L PF PA Diff
Bermudian Springs 4 0 7 0 273 27 246
York Catholic 4 0 5 2 231 145 86
Fairfield 3 1 5 2 158 145 13
Delone Catholic 2 2 3 4 173 177 -4
Biglerville 1 3 3 4 107 140 -33
Littlestown 1 3 2 5 149 241 -92
York Tech 1 3 1 6 72 185 -113
Hanover 0 4 1 6 121 244 -123

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@yorksportsguy

Over these next three weeks, we’ll see the titles decided across all three York-Adams League divisions.

First up this Friday, York Catholic is playing host to Bermudian Springs in a showdown that will likely decide the Division III crown.

Other York-Adams League teams are looking to stay on track for a Division I or Division II titles, while even more are aiming to get enough wins to keep their hopes at a District 3 playoff berth alive.

Here are preview capsules for York-Adams League games this weekend:

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Division I:

York High (2-5 overall, 2-2 league) at South Western (2-5, 2-2), 730 p.m.: These squads may have losing records, but both still have a shot at reaching the District 3-AAAA playoffs, so the Bearcats and Mustangs will battle it out Friday with playoff aspirations on their minds. York High last week won back-to-back games for the first time this season after beginning the year 0-5, while South Western has nearly beaten Central York and Dallastown, the two best teams in York-Adams Division I. This could turn out to be a back-and-forth contest between York High quarterback James Way (932 passing yards, 451 rushing yards, 10 total touchdowns) and South Western signal-caller Brock Geiman (1,124 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns).

Spring Grove (3-4, 1-3) at Northeastern (3-4, 0-4), 7 p.m.: Both teams are reeling a bit coming into this meeting. Northeastern has dropped four in a row, while Spring Grove has lost two straight and three of its last four. Spring Grove has had trouble this season when opponents slow down its running attack, as was the case again last week when Central held leading rusher Shay Feulmer to a season-low 25 rushing yards. So it’ll be interesting to see how the Rockets do against a Northeastern defense that is second best in the league against the run.

Dallastown (6-1, 4-0) at New Oxford (0-7, 0-4), 7 p.m.: The Wildcats aim to stay perfect in league play to set up a Week 9 match-up at Central York that will likely decide the Division I crown. Dallastown senior running back Addison Quinones has racked up 817 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns thus far. Seniors Dez Jones (189 rushing yards, two touchdowns) and Sharod Wilson (252 rushing yards, three touchdowns) have also proved to be capable back-ups when called upon, as they could be this week if the score becomes lopsided in Dallastown’s favor.

Division II:

York Suburban (3-4, 2-1) at Dover (5-2, 3-0), 7 p.m.: These teams are each coming off losses, Dover in a heartbreaking non-league defeat at Reading and Suburban in a one-sided affair against West York. The Trojans had no answer against the West York run game, which could prove problematic against a Dover team punching out an average of 249 rushing yards a game. The Eagles need to win this one to stay on track in their quest to win back-to-back Division II titles, with a road trip to West York looming next Friday.

Conrad Weiser (5-2) at Gettysburg (6-1, 3-1), 7 p.m.: A match-up between two very good squads with solid running games. Gettysburg has tallied 1,925 total rushing yards to this point, while Conrad Weiser has mashed out 2,028 total rushing yards. On paper, the Warriors have the better defense, having given up 1,239 yards of offense, the second-lowest total in the York-Adams League. Conrad Weiser has allowed 1,938 yards.

Kennard-Dale (1-6, 0-4) at Eastern York (4-3, 1-3), 7 p.m.: Last week, Eastern snapped a three-game losing streak with a 48-0 win at Susquehannock, getting the Knights back on track in their goal to reach the District 3-AAA playoffs. Golden Knights’ running backs David Livelsberger and Lucas Barshinger have combined for 1,484 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.

Susquehannock (0-7, 0-3) at West York (6-1, 3-0), 7 p.m.: The No. 2 ranked team in the latest District 3-AAA power rankings, West York has outscored opponents 289-93 in its six wins this season. West York quarterback Ross Campbell has passed for 937 yards and seven scores while rushing for 874 yards and 17 touchdowns. Three West York running backs — Noah Bowers, Garrett Stauffer and Cadence Thomas — have each gone for at least 290 rushing yards to this point and combined for 12 total touchdowns. Wide receiver Diego Torres has tallied 484 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Look for any one of those names to have a big night. The Bulldogs have one last warm-up with games looming against Dover and Gettysburg the following two weeks.

Division III:

Bermudian Springs (7-0, 4-0) at York Catholic (5-2, 4-0), 7 p.m.: Two weeks of regular-season games remain after this Friday, but really the winner of this meeting basically gets crowned as the Division III champion, a title Bermudian Springs last held in 2012. York Catholic hasn’t won a division crown since 1992, when the league had 18 teams and two divisions. Bermudian Springs does just about everything right on both sides of the ball, especially running the ball, which will be troublesome for a York Catholic defense allowing an average of 267 rushing yards a clip, the third-worst average in the league. The Irish offense will counter with quarterback Hakeem Kinard, who leads the league in passing yards (1,271) and passing touchdowns (13) and is sixth in the league in rushing yards (767). York Catholic wide receiver Qua’Shawn Grooms is fourth in the league in receiving yards (465).

Biglerville (3-4, 1-3) at Littlestown (2-5, 1-3), 7 p.m.: The District 3-AA tournament takes the top eight teams. And both of these squads are currently on the edge of being in the top eight of the power rankings. So playoff aspirations are on the line here. The Thunderbolts are coming off their first league win of the year and are aiming to make it two in a row. The Canners have lost back-to-back games for the first time this year.

Fairfield (5-2, 3-1) at Delone Catholic (3-4, 2-2), 7 p.m.: Last season, Fairfield finished 6-5 overall, marking the most wins in program history. A victory this Friday would match that total and put the Green Knights on track for an even better season, quite remarkable considering Fairfield didn’t have more than three wins in a season up until a year ago. Quarterback Mason Flickinger (560 passing yards, 205 rushing yards, 16 total touchdowns) will lead the way for Fairfield against a Delone Catholic defense that has given up the third most passing yards in the league.

Saturday’s game:

Division III:

Hanover (1-6, 0-4) at York Tech (1-6, 1-3), 10 a.m.: These teams are about even in every category, except for the passing game, in which Hanover’s 1,144 passing yards are the second most in the league, while York Tech is last in the league in this category. The Spartans instead rely on a running game steered by Nashid Bones (212 rushing yards, two touchdowns), Damarius Wiggins (353 rushing yards, three touchdowns), Jibri Bones (291 rushing yards, three touchdowns) and Kyle Chesnavage (135 rushing yards, one touchdown).

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.

By JOHN WALK
505-5406/@yorksportsguy

Four weeks ago, on a Friday night at Northeastern High School, longtime Central York football coach Brad Livingston stood quietly on the turf field watching his players run through pre-game warm-ups.

At the time, Northeastern was undefeated through the first three weeks of the season. Central, meanwhile, had a big goose egg in the win column. And the Bobcats’ student section made sure to remind the Central players of that moments before the Week 4 match-up.

“It was a great environment. Their student body was sitting down there at the stands at the end and really giving us the raspberries,” Livingston recalled while chatting before practice earlier this week. “I said: ‘Thank you, very much. Keep it going.’ I was smiling inwardly because I knew the boys wouldn’t react to that too well.”

Central York’s Terrance Carter has rushed for 620 yards this season and scored 12 touchdowns. York Dispatch file

Central York’s Terrance Carter has rushed for 620 yards this season and scored 12 touchdowns. (York Dispatch file)
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The Panthers reacted by beating Northeastern, 44-17. As we all know by now, Central hasn’t lost a game since. After the victory over the Bobcats, Central followed up with a 20-13 overtime win against South Western, and road victories at New Oxford, 41-22, and Spring Grove, 38-21. The four-game win streak has Central sitting alongside Dallastown (6-1 overall, 4-0 league) for the top spot in the Division I standings and on track for a shot to repeat as the division champion.

That feat didn’t appear possible when the Panthers began the season by losing out-of-division games to West York (6-1), Cumberland Valley (5-2) and Hempfield (4-3) by a combined score of 91-44.

Turnaround: So what changed these last four games to turn in Central’s favor?

The run game, led by seniors Terrance Carter (620 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns) or Pearson Hinkle (375 rushing yards, six touchdowns), has been relatively solid all year.

Looking at the passing attack, Central has cut down on the number of interceptions but has still been able to put up solid numbers through the air no matter who is at quarterback — sophomore Shannon Valenti (415 passing yards, one touchdown, six interceptions) started the first three weeks before junior Nik Strine (554 passing yards, five touchdowns, one interception) returned from a knee injury and took over the gig in Week 4.

A noticeable difference is the Central defense, which gave up 200-plus rushing yards a game during the first three weeks, but has kept opponents to an average of 128.8 rushing yards the last four weeks. The Panthers have also cut down on penalties, from 60 yards a game the first three weeks versus an average of 44.5 the last four weeks.

“I think the one thing maybe offensively that might be somewhat overlooked, something we put some emphasis on, we try to limit the number of negative plays,” Livingston said. “Early in the season we were having drives that got stopped because we had one or two negative plays in a row. We don’t really have that as much anymore, knock on wood, although we had one play at Spring Grove the other night that ended up third down and 39. That wasn’t too good. But we’re really trying, at least every offensive play we run, it’s either a zero (no gain) or a positive number (gain).”

Gaining experience: Plus, there’s the experience factor. The Panthers pretty much had a brand new starting lineup on both sides of the ball. Only five starters returned on offense and three on defense coming into the year. Maybe getting those first three games under the belts of the new starters contributed to this team turning a corner in Week 4 and not looking back?

“Yes we would’ve loved to have won one, two or three of those first three games, but they were all part of the process,” Livingston said. “Get to Game 4. There we were thinking we’ve gotten everything tightened down and everybody at the right place. So now it’s up to us.”

It’s worth noting all four of Central’s wins have come against teams with losing records, although Northeastern and Spring Grove did have records of .500 or better coming into their games against the Panthers.

Anyway, provided Central gets a win this Friday over Red Lion (4-3, 3-1), the big showdown at Dallastown is the following week in a game that should decide the Division I crown. The Panthers finish out the regular season with a home game against York High (2-5, 2-2). However, Livingston feels his bunch will falter if it gets ahead of itself.

“I think for them, the one thing for sure, beyond a shadow of a doubt, they absolutely, positively cannot get stagnant and get satisfied,” Livingston said of his players. “This is a team that if they don’t get better every week they’re gonna lose a football game or two.”

— Reach John Walk at jwalk@yorkdispatch.com.


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