Recapping the opening night of Districts
The York-Adams football teams sure know how to makes things exciting, don't they?
Five of the ten YAIAA teams in action last night moved onto the second round of Districts. Of those five teams, four won in nail-biting fashion by a touchdown or less.
- Defending District champion West York rode Corey Harris' 258 yards and four touchdowns to a 35-28 win over Mechanicsburg. The third-seeded Bulldogs were sluggish through parts of the contests, but sealed the game on an interception by Darion Bundy late in the fourth quarter.
- In quad-A action, South Western needed a dramatic comeback to outlast Cedar Cliff, 41-34. The fourth-seeded Mustangs trailed by a touchdown going into the fourth quarter, only to be rescued by a J.R. Mummert touchdown run and a 76-yard interception return for a touchdown by Mike Felton
-Littlestown needed a 23-yard field goal by Adam Hunt, who had never made a field goal at the varsity level, to topple Milton Hershey 24-22 in a Class AA contest. The third-seeded Bolts led 21-0 before Milton Hershey came storming back.
-In Class A, a missed field goal as time expired handed fifth-seeded York Catholic a thrilling 23-22 victory at Reading Holy name. Gary Laucks had 135 receiving yards for the Irish.
-Delone Catholic won in slightly less dramatic fashion, beating Wyomissing 49-28. The No. 2 Squires will host Littlestown in a Class AA semifinal next week.
Kennard-Dale almost joined those five in the second round, but lost to No. 5 Hershey, 24-21, at Hersheypark Stadium.
A sixth YAIAA team will head to the next level of Districts tonight. Central York hosts Dallastown in a quad-A contest a 7 p.m.