PHILADELPHIA >> West York's furious comeback attempt ended in the final minute when the Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs, falling, 37-29, to non-conference foe Delaware Valley Charter.
West York (2-4) trailed, 31-7, in the second half before scoring 22 points in the final quarter.
The Bulldogs cut the deficit to eight points on a Mason Bercik plunge on a wedge play with less than five minutes to play. West York opted not to attempt an on-side kick, and the Bulldogs kicked off to Delaware Valley Charter (3-3). The move paid off as the Bulldogs defense held, and West York regained possession with about 1:30 to play.
But Delaware Valley Charter's defense held, tipping two passes, forcing an incompletion and stopping a run short of the first down marker to seal the win.
West York became the first team in three games to score on Delaware Valley Charter, taking their opening drive for a touchdown. But the game turned when Delaware Valley scored 19 second-quarter points.
Delaware Valley boasts an impressive non-league schedule, losing to New York's Aquinas Institute and Penn State quarterback recruit Jake Zembiec and then Friendship Collegiate of Washington, D.C., in back-to-back weeks in September. A member of the Philadelphia Public League, the Class AA school entered Week 6 coming off back-to-back shutout victories.
"They were big and fast," West York coach Jeremy Jones said. "We drove down the field during that first series, and they made some adjustments."
West York quarterback Tyler Folk ran for a touchdown and threw for one, and receiver Terry Cains caught a pair of touchdown passes — including one on a bubble pass from receiver Dante Dorm.
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