By ZACH MILLER, GameTimePA.com
With two weeks left in the high school football season, nine YAIAA football teams are still in the mix to win division titles and three have the opportunity to clinch titles in Week 9.
Below, I've broken down the scenarios that would need to play out for each team to clinch a division title in the next two weeks. Keep in mind that if two teams finish tied atop the standings in a given division, the championship will be awarded to the team that won the head-to-head meeting during the season.
Teams still in the mix: Dallastown (5-0 in division), South Western (4-1), Northeastern (4-1).
Dallastown at Central York
Northeastern at South Western
Week 10Red Lion at Dallastown
South Western at Spring Grove
New Oxford at Northeastern
Dallastown can clinch with: one win OR losses by South Western AND Northeastern
South Western can clinch with: two wins AND two Dallastown losses
Northeastern can clinch with: two wins AND two Dallastown losses
Teams still in the mix: York Suburban (4-0 in division), West York (3-1), Dover (3-1).
York Suburban at Gettysburg
West York at Dover
Week 10Eastern York at York Suburban
Gettysburg at West York
Dover at Susquehannock
York Suburban can clinch with: one win OR losses by West York AND Dover
West York can clinch with: two wins AND two York Suburban losses
Dover can clinch with: two wins AND two York Suburban losses
Teams still in the mix: Hanover (5-0 in division), Biglerville (4-1), Bermudian Springs (4-1).
Hanover at Biglerville
Bermudian Springs at Littlestown
Week 10Delone Catholic at Hanover
Biglerville at Bermudian Springs
Hanover can clinch with: a win in Week 9 OR a win in Week 10 AND a Bermudian Springs win in Week 10
Biglerville can clinch with: two wins
Bermudian Springs can clinch with: two wins AND two Hanover losses
There's also a complicated and unlikley scenario in which Hanover loses both of its last two games, Bermudian Springs loses to Littlestown in Week 9 and then beats Biglerville in Week 10. If this happens, there are two possibilities:
1) if York Catholic loses to either of its remaining opponents (Fairfield and York County Tech), the three teams listed above would finish in a three-way tie for first that couldn't be broken with tiebreakers and would be named co-champions.
2) if York Catholic wins both of its remaining games, there would be a four-way tie atop the division of teams with 5-2 records. In this situation, Hanover would be the division champion after two sets of head-to-head tiebreakers (the Nighthawks and Eagles would both be 2-1 against the teams involved and the Nighthawks won that head-to-head meeting).