Following are capsulized looks at Friday's District 3 football games involving York-Adams League teams.


CENTRAL YORK (8-3) AT WILSON (10-1), 7 P.M. Central will seek to pull the upset of the playoffs by taking down the Bulldogs, who bludgeoned Dallastown, 48-0, last week.

Dallastown didn't register its initial first down of the game until the third quarter. Wilson's suffocating defense has allowed just 65 points in 11 games (5.9 points a game).

"It's really hard to find a weakness anywhere," Central head coach Brad Livingston said of the Berks County team's defensive unit. "To win this game, we can't have negative plays, we have to avoid being sacked, and we have to keep the game in normal down-and-distance situations."

Wilson's offense features Jesse Poore and Jim Brooks, who have rushed for a combined 1,023 yards. Three quarterbacks, Kevin Weller, Kyle Gaynor and Matt Timochenko, have accounted for 1,038 passing yards.

Central will counter with Corey Hartz, the No. 1-rated quarterback in the York-Adams League with 2,042 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes. Darian Hampton has hauled in 44 passes for the Panthers, and Marquis Fells has 26 receptions. Fells is also averaging 6.3 yards a carry with 773 yards on 122 carries.


BIGLERVILLE (9-2) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (11-0), 7 P.M. The Adams County rivals will clash for the second time in three weeks.


Bermudian won the first meeting, 37-21, to capture the York-Adams Division III title. A place in next Friday's district championship game is on the line this week.

Both teams feature high-scoring offenses. Biglerville is averaging a league-best 37.2 points a game, and Bermudian Springs is racking up 34 points a game. The Eagles have the No. 1-defense, yielding only 6.5 points and 62.3 rushing yards a game.

Biglerville counts on a running back trio of Oakley Fissel (1,094 yards), Joe Hurda (868 yards) and Jordan Wenk (653 yards). The Bermudian duo of Zach Stroup and Tristan Sponseller has delivered 2,290 rushing yards.

Both quarterbacks, Tanner Cool of Biglerville and Matt Moore of Bermudian Springs, can burn defenses that load up against the run. Cool has connected for 1,332 yards and 13 touchdowns, and Moore has passed for 1,114 yards and eight touchdowns.

Class A

COLUMBIA (4-6) AT DELONE CATHOLIC (7-3), 7 P.M. Delone Catholic, which has seven district titles to its credit, features a share-the-carries running game that's allowed five players to rush for 258 or more yards.

Matt Guiffreda leads with 572, followed by Lance Reneker (465), Nick Braun (439), Brett Smith (298) and Nate Miller (258). Smith, the quarterback, has provided balance with 914 passing yards and 14 touchdown passes.

The Squires have to be wary of their opponent, who entered last year's district playoffs with the same record and ended up winning the title. Andrew Combs is Columbia's top rusher with 925 yards, and Nick Nobile is the Crimson Tide's leading receiver with 38 catches.

Columbia and Delone Catholic have one common opponent this season: Eastern York. The Crimson Tide defeated the Golden Knights, 52-36, and the Squires topped the Golden Knights, 40-28. Columbia played Northeastern in the second week of the season and fell, 33-0.

The Crimson Tide won three of their final five games to qualify for the playoffs.

-- Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis