And here's a look at the York County gridiron highlights from one soggy weekend 40 years ago:
--- On Oct. 30, Red Lion improved to 7-0 with a 14-13 victory in the mud against host Dallastown. According to the York Daily Record account: "A steady rain that soaked the gridiron all day continued during the contest and played a key role in the game's complexion, as mishandled center snaps on punting situations led to both Wildcat touchdowns." But Red Lion survived, thanks to the efforts of fullback Marc Holland and halfback Brad Keller, who combined for 46 carries and 188 yards. Keller scored both touchdowns, and his two-point conversion after a third-quarter touchdown provided the winning margin.
--- On Oct. 30, Susquehannock scored 20 points in the fourth quarter to roll to a 30-0 homecoming victory against York Vo-Tech. It was the first victory of the season for the Warriors and kept the Spartans winless in their first varsity campaign. Brad Plunkett, Randy Mellinger, Gary Lingenfelter and John Lackey scored touchdowns for the Warriors.
--- On the afternoon of Oct. 31, host York Suburban scored a pair of second-half touchdowns and blanked South Western, 14-0. The Trojans "warmed to their task during intermission and forged in front with a 67-yard drive to open the second half. A 27-yard pass from quarterback Lou Hoover to Brad Hinderer ignited the drive." Hoover later capped the drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Brian Abel. In the fourth quarter, Hoover threw another touchdown pass, this one to Bill Swart from 4 yards out.
--- In a game that was pushed back to Monday, Nov. 2, because of a rainout, Central York edged underdog Spring Grove, 14-8. According to the Daily Record report: "The Rockets delighted a good-sized Monday night crowd by battling to an 8-6 halftime lead before grudgingly surrendering to their fifth league loss against a pair of triumphs." Halfback Rick Lauer scored all of Central York's points on a 2-yard run, a 7-yard pass from John Meisenhelder and a two-point conversion run.
--- Also on Nov. 2, Hanover scored on a pair of long touchdown plays in the third quarter and defeated visiting West York, 20-13, on Parents Night at Sheppard-Myers Field. It was Hanover's first win against West York since 1965. Hanover's first third-quarter score came when Mark Boyer "broke loose with a 48-yard scoring dash, shaking free from one tackler near the scrimmage line." For the other touchdown, Mark Nobile hauled in a 45-yard pass from Bill Rohrbaugh. That same combo hooked up for the two-point conversion.