West York and Bishop McDevitt will face off in a battle of unbeatens at 7 p.m. Friday with the District 3 Class AAA football championship on the line.
Here's a breakdown of they keys to the game for both teams.
Three things that need to go right for West York1. Get to Bishop McDevitt quarterback Alec Werner. Disrupting the Crusaders' aerial attack is an absolute must. The good news: West York has piled up 30 sacks this season, with 11 different players registering at least half a sack.
2. Control possession, just as they have the last two weeks. That not only allows West York's offensive line to go to work, it also keeps McDevitt's offensive weapons on the sidelines. The best way to accomplish that is by establishing the run game.
3. Produce a momentum-seizing play early. It could be a fake punt or a big turnover. Anything to shock McDevitt's system and stoke the belief in West York's players that they can pull off the upset.
Three things that need to go right for Bishop McDevitt1. Force West York to pass. The Bulldogs' power run game has ground teams down the last two weeks. Don't be surprised to see McDevitt load up the box early.
2. Get the ball to receiver Brian Lemelle. The senior, a Division I prospect, is the
3. Not turn the ball over and give West York any slivers of momentum. The Bulldogs attacking defense thrives off the big play. McDevitt, with its incredible team speed, may be able to exploit that aggressiveness. But it can't allow West York to force it into uncharacteristic mistakes.