All week long, Central York head coach Brad Livingston saw the number 200.
It was written on scouting reports, play sheets and anything else the coaching staff handed out to the players. The only problem was Livingston had no idea what 200 meant.
"I didn't even understand, what the heck is 200 doing there," he said. "Did they run the (play) 200 times?"
After Central York's 42-0 win over South Western on Monday, 200 represented the number of wins Livingston has earned in his 32 years as a head coach.
"It means a lot to a lot of people," Livingston said. "To me, I am thankful for it and overwhelmed by it, actually. It takes a tremendous amount of longevity just to think about that number. But more than that, when I look back on it, I start to think about how many kids have contributed to that and how many coaches have contributed."
"I knew it was there on the horizon, I am not stupid, but it was just there. We were going to get there eventually and I am glad we got there tonight because it makes us 5-2."
Central York (5-2 overall, 2-0 in YAIAA Division I) controlled the game from the start. After forcing South Western (2-5 overall, 0-2 in YAIAA Division I) to a three-and-out on the game's opening possession, the Panthers struck on their first play.
Quarterback Dylan Hose found Zane Knaub streaking down the middle of the field for a 52-yard pickup. Hose to Knaub was a common theme on Monday. Two plays later, Hose sprinted 11 yards up the gut untouched for the first score of the game.
The Mustangs fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and the Panthers converted into a 12-yard touchdown pass from Hose to Knaub to extend the lead to 14-0. Hose finished the game throwing for 205 yards and three touchdowns before being replaced in the fourth quarter with the game out of reach. Knaub hauled in five catches for 204 yards and three touchdowns.
"Knaub had a great game," Hose said. "He is so fast. He just runs past the defenders. Nobody can really keep up with him. He did a great job of getting open, and I just had to throw him the ball and he did the hard part."
South Western fumbled on their next two possessions, giving Central York the lead and all the momentum. The Panthers never looked back.
Central York's defense never allowed South Western's offense to get going, holding the Mustangs to 111 yards of total offense, all so their head coach could earn his milestone 200th win.
"I talked the team and said , 'Look, Coach Livingston, he deserves this win. We got to get it for him' and we came out here firing and had a lot of intensity and I am happy we got it for him. He deserves it," Hose said.
Central York 14 14 14 0 -- 42
South Western 0 0 0 0 -- 0
CY -- Dylan Hose 5 run (Braden Neal kick good), 9:26.
CY -- Zane Knaub 12 pass from Hose (Neal kick), 7:20
CY -- Breaun Randle 10 run (Neal kick), 10:37.
CY-- Knaub 48 pass from Hose (Neal kick), :00
CY -- Max Haldeman 39 pass from Hose (Neal kick), 10:36.
CY -- Knaub 79 pass from Nik Strine (Neal kick), 8:45.
First downs 13 8
Rushes-yards 34-137 28-81
Passing 9-18-0 4-17-1
Passing yards 284 30
Total yards 411 111
Punts 2-25.0 3-31.0
Fumbles-lost 1-1 6-4
Penalties-yards 4-34 0-0
Rushing -- CY, Dylan Hose 10-51, Breaun Randle 15-61, Zane Knaub 2- (-5), Pearson Hinkle 2-6, Zach Steffee 2-1, Nik Strine 3-13. SW, Dillon Thomas 10-33, Camden Brown 5-14, Jordan Markle 3-12, Tyler Sterner 1-1, Wyatt Trostle 2-6, Miles Francis 1- (-2), Brock Geiman 1-0, Robby Harbison 3-4, Bret Hertzog 2-13.
Passing -- CY, Hose 8-15-205-0, Strine 1-2-79-0. SW, Sterner 3-11-15-1, Geiman 1-6-15-0
Receiving -- CY, Knaub 5-204, Zach Emswiller 1-26, Max Haldeman 2-53, Tyler Wagner 1-1. SW, Hunter Palmer 1-7, Thomas 2-8, Miles Francis 1-15.