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


DALLASTOWN (4-6) AT WILSON (9-1), 7 P.M. Dallastown will attempt to do what very few teams have done this season: consistently move the ball on Wilson's defense.

The Bulldogs, whose only loss was to Harrisburg (21-13), are yielding just 6.5 points a game. They shut out four opponents and held three others to one touchdown. Jesse Poore and Jim Brooks share the rushing load for the Lancaster-Lebanon League Division I champions with a combined 894 yards. The Bulldogs' Javon Young is averaging 22.1 yards a reception (20 for 441).

Dallastown's Rob Catchings eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards with 1,004, and Wildcats' quarterback Andrew Henry passed for 1,164 yards and 11 touchdowns. Josh Chronister is Dallastown's leading receiver with 33 receptions for 354 yards (10.7 average).

SOUTH WESTERN (6-4) AT GOV. MIFFLIN (8-2), 7 P.M. South Western finished its regular season on an upbeat note, winning its final three games, including a 19-17 victory over York-Adams Division I co-champion Spring Grove.

Dillon Thomas is the feature back for the York-Adams team with 1,327 rushing yards. The 5-11, 195-pound junior is averaging an impressive 6.9 yards a carry. South Western's defense has stepped up its play in recent weeks, and it will need to stay solid for the No. 12-seeded Mustangs to take out the No. 5-seeded Berks County team.


Gov. Mifflin enters the playoffs on a roll, having won eight games in a row since losing to Wilson (21-0) and Lancaster Catholic (27-20) to start the season. Ryan Barbon and Jan Johnson comprise Mifflin's one-two running punch with a combined 1,460 yards.

Class AAA

NORTHEASTERN (7-3) AT WEST YORK (10-0), 7 P.M. The Bobcats and Bulldogs will clash in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight season.

When the teams met in the regular season two weeks ago, they were tied at halftime. West York won the second half, 21-0, to earn a 35-14 victory.

The Bulldogs' defense, which is allowing just 90.4 rushing yards a game, will seek to contain Northeastern's Daniel Adams, the York-Adams League's fourth-leading rusher with 1,354 yards. Bobcats' quarterback Alec Miller has passed for 886 yards and 11 touchdowns.

West York's rushing committee of Brock Snellbaker, Brandon Kinneman, James Johnson, Anthony Trone and Steven Wilson has produced 1,817 yards. Kinneman, the Bulldogs' quarterback, has also thrown for 1,170 yards and 15 touchdowns. Zack Smith, the league's leading receiver, has grabbed 49 of Kinneman's passes for 823 yards.

SPRING GROVE (7-3) AT SHIPPENSBURG (9-1), 7 P.M. After sharing the York-Adams Division I crown, Spring Grove will bid for its first District 3 playoff victory in 11 years.

Jeff Delaughter has delivered a monster year running the ball for the Rockets, racking up 1,367 yards to grab the No. 3-spot on the league rushing chart. Spring Grove quarterback Matt Runge has supplied 1,150 passing yards and 12 TD tosses. If a Rockets' drive stalls, head coach Russ Stoner won't hesitate to call on Andrew Luckenbaugh. The freshman kicker has booted a league-best eight field goals, including a 47-yarder against York High.

The trio of William Burt, Ty Kater and Tony Johnson put up 2,633 rushing yards for Shippensburg this season. Johnson was injured and did not play in last week's game against Gettysburg. Seth Frey has provided 945 passing yards and six touchdowns for the Greyhounds, whose only loss of the season came at hands of Northeastern, 32-27. Spring Grove defeated the Bobcats, 10-7.

Class AA

SUSQUENITA (7-3) AT BERMUDIAN SPRINGS (10-0), 7 P.M. A dominant defense was Bermudian Springs' signature during its perfect regular season.

The Eagles enter the playoffs allowing a paltry 6.5 points a game. The Adams County team isn't any slouch on offense, either, racking up 33.2 points a contest. Zach Stroup (1,127 yards) and Tristan Sponseller (950 yards) spearhead the ground game, and Michael Moore (954 yards) heads up the passing game.

Susquenita mixes the running of Todd Mullen (1,097 yards) and the passing of Brett Morrison (1,140 yards, 10 touchdowns). The Blackhawks played No. 3-seeded Trinity extremely tough before falling, 28-25.

BIGLERVILLE (8-2) AT TRINITY (9-1), 7 P.M. Biglerville's offense has been clicking all season, leading York-Adams League teams in scoring with 381 points.

Oakley Fissel averages almost a first down a carry (9.4 yards) for the Canners. The 5-7, 160-pound senior has carried the ball 112 times for 1,027 yards. Fissel, Joe Hurda (727 yards) and Jordan Wenk (603 yards) have given Biglerville a potent running game.

Trinity's Adam Geiger also has an outstanding yards-per-carry average (8.4). Geiger will come into the game with 1,344 rushing yards. The Mike Boguski-to-Danny Jackson passing combination has worked very well for the Shamrocks. Boguski has passed for 1,717 yards and 18 touchdowns, and Jackson has grabbed 44 passes for 672 yards and 11 TDs. A 23-21 non-league loss to Selinsgrove is the only blemish on Trinity's record.


LITTLESTOWN (7-3) VS. WYOMISSING (10-0) AT GOV. MIFFLIN HIGH SCHOOL, 1 P.M. Littlestown will seek to play giant killer and take out the No. 1-seeded team.

Wyomissing features Notre Dame recruit Alex Anzalone, who is averaging a ridiculous 11.6 yards a carry. The 6-3, 235-pound Anzalone has accumulated 917 yards on only 79 carries. A.J. Nally (770) is the second-leading ground gainer for the Berks County team, and Grayson Helm has passed for 1,137 yards and 15 touchdowns. Wyomissing has had two close calls, 31-27 over Pleasant Valley and 37-33 over Schuylkill Valley.

Dustin DeGroft (851 yards) and Ryan Rickell (661 yards) key Littlestown's running game, and Dustin Crouse has prevented defenses from loading up against the run by passing for 1,028 yards and 12 touchdowns.

-- Reach Dick VanOlinda at dvanolinda@yorkdis