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By PATRICK STROHECKER

505-5402/@P_Strohecker

This is the 18th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: Northeastern Bobcats.

2014 record: 5-5 overall, 2-5 Division I.

Coach: Jon Scepanski, third season.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/latestsports/ci_28714494/countdown-kickoff-northeastern-bobcats-football-preview

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

This is the 17th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: Spring Grove Rockets.

2014 record: 3-7 overall, 1-5 Division I.

Coach: Kyle Sprenkle, first year.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/localsports/ci_28705847/countdown-kickoff-spring-grove-rockets-football-preview

By ELIJAH ARMOLD
505-5406/@EADispatch

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

This is the 16th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4. Today, we’re spotlighting the New Oxford Colonials.

Who: New Oxford Colonials.

2014 record: 0-10 overall, 0-7 Division I.

Coach: Jason Warner, first season.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/localsports/ci_28699248/countdown-kickoff-new-oxford-colonials-football-preview

By ELIJAH ARMOLD
505-5406/@EADispatch

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

This is the 15th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: West York Bulldogs.

2014 record: 10-2 overall, 6-0 Division II.

Coach: Jeremy Jones, first season.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/localsports/ci_28692973/countdown-kickoff-west-york-bulldogs-football-preview

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

Dover head coach Wayne Snelbaker laughs with player Durran Ledbetter while being interviewed at York-Adams Football Media Day.

Dover head coach Wayne Snelbaker laughs with player Durran Ledbetter while being interviewed at York-Adams Football Media Day. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

You have to go all the way back to the 2006 season to find the last time a school other than West York or Dover won the York-Adams League Division II football crown.

In that year, it was Susquehannock. It’s unlikely that the Warriors will be the team to spoil that trend in 2015. While the Eagles and Bulldogs have combined to win the past eight Division II crowns, six of those have gone to West York, including four straight from 2007-10 and then most recently, last year.

Prediction: When Snelbaker was introduced as the new head coach for Dover back in April, he said the community couldn’t have been more thrilled to have him come home.

Just imagine how thrilled the Eagle faithful may be come November when he returns the program back to the top of Division II. Dover is the pick to win the division this year because it has one of the deepest rosters in the division and arguably one of the best in-game coaches in the entire league. When you put two and two together, Snelbaker should get the most out of his players and they should reward him on Friday nights with win after win and eventually, a Division II crown.

Full standings prediction: 1. Dover; 2. York Suburban; 3. West York; 4. Gettysburg; 5. Eastern York; 6. Susquehannock; 7. Kennard-Dale

— Reach Patrick Strohecker at pstrohecker@yorkdispatch.com; follow on Twitter @P_Strohecker

READ PATRICK’S FULL STORY AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/sports/ci_28688648/stohecker-snelbaker-may-enjoy-big-first-season-dover

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

This is the 14th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: Gettysburg Warriors.

2014 record: 8-3 overall, 4-2 Division II.

Coach: Matt Heiser, third year.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/latestsports/ci_28688739/countdown-kickoff-gettysburg-warriors-football-preview

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

This is the 13th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: Dover Eagles.

2014 record: 5-5 overall, 4-2 Division II.

Coach: Wayne Snelbaker, first year.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/latestsports/ci_28672505/countdown-kickoff-dover-eagles-football-preview

By ELIJAH ARMOLD
505-5406/@EADispatch

This is the 12th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4. Today, we’re spotlighting the Eastern York Golden Knights.

Who: Eastern York Golden Knights.

2014 record: 7-4 overall, 3-3 Division II.

Coach: Dave Kemmick, second season.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/localsports/ci_28665892/countdown-kickoff-eastern-york-golden-knights-football-preview

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

COUNTDOWN TO KICKOFF

This is the 11th installment of our daily preview capsules leading up to the start of the York-Adams League high school football season on Sept. 4.

Who: York Suburban Trojans.

2014 record: 4-6 overall, 3-3 Division II.

Coach: Andy Loucks, first year.

READ THE FULL PREVIEW AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/localsports/ci_28659141/countdown-kickoff-york-suburban-trojans-football-preview

By PATRICK STROHECKER
505-5402/@P_Strohecker

York Catholic head coach Eric Depew and players Like Brennan, center, and Ryan Ratchford talk during York-Adams Football Media Day. The Fighting Irish are

York Catholic head coach Eric Depew and players Like Brennan, center, and Ryan Ratchford talk during York-Adams Football Media Day. The Fighting Irish are coming off a second-place finish in Division III. (BILL KALINA — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)

We’re a little more than two weeks away from the start of the 2015 high school football season.

Teams have gone through the heat acclimation period and will begin full-pad practices this week.

It seems appropriate now to begin breaking down what lies ahead for the upcoming York-Adams League season. Over the course of the next three Mondays, leading up to the first Friday night of games on Sept. 4, I will break down each of the three divisions and predict how things may shake out. Each Monday will be designated to one of the three divisions, beginning this week with Division III.

Prediction: And you’re 2015 Division III champion is … Biglerville.

I love the team’s experience and there really doesn’t seem to be any glaring holes on any parts of the field. Sturdy offense and defensive lines? Check. Quality skill-position players? Check. Capable linebackers up the middle and defensive backs that can shut down opposing wide receivers? Check. Experienced quarterback? Check.

I don’t think the Canners will run away with the division crown, but I think they’ll have enough of a cushion going into their Week 10 contest at Bermudian that even a loss there may not matter. The upward trend will continue for Ramos’ club and, in a wide-open division, his team just might navigate a tough schedule the best.

Full standings prediction: 1. Biglerville; 2. Bermudian Springs; 3. Delone Catholic; 4. York Catholic; 5. Littlestown; 6. Fairfield; 7. Hanover; 8. York Tech.

READ THE FULL STORY AT http://www.yorkdispatch.com/sports/ci_28646354/strohecker-york-adams-division-iii-teams-look-dethrone


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