Two mobile quarterbacks and several powerful running backs highlighted the best YAIAA football performances in Week 6. Jessica Sprenkle, GameTimePA.com
Northeastern defeated previously unbeaten Dallastown, York Catholic defeated previously unbeaten Littlestown, Red Lion defeated South Western and Central York defeated New Oxford. Jim Seip, GameTimePA.com
Highlights from Spring Grove and William Penn.
See highlights from the Fighting Irish win on Oct. 7.
The Northeastern Bobcats picked up a crucial win to snap a two game losing streak. Christian Arnold
Quarterback Sam Emig led Red Lion past South Western Friday, throwing for two touchdowns while rushing for 116 yards and three scores. Matt Allibone
The Golden Knights have just 27 players on their team, but they currently lead YAIAA Division II. Ryan T Provencher
South Western players discuss the team's strong play on defense recently. The Mustangs beat Central York, 14-11, last Friday. Matt Allibone
The Nighthawks running back rushed for more than 200 yards in a 42-7 win against Fairfield. George Marinos, For GameTimePA.com
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If you ask York Suburban football coach Andy Loucks to describe his offense in one word, there’s a good chance you’ll hear "consistency" — especially if Jadon Haynes is mentioned.
Throughout the Trojans’ 2016 campaign, Haynes has been an integral part of the team’s success. At 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, Haynes might not be the biggest player on the field, but he's very elusive, brings a tough mentality and never shies away from contact. And that's helped the Trojans start the season 4-2, 2-0 in YAIAA Division II.
“Jadon gives everything he has in every run,” Suburban offensive coordinator Brian Marshall said.
Suburban lost several key playmakers from last year’s squad, including quarterback Thomas Merkle, who set the York County passing record. This year's Trojan offense has relied more on the rushing attack, though Loucks said he still wants to keep defenses honest.
“When it comes down to it, we want to be able to mix our run and pass plays,” Loucks said. “We’ll win football games if we control the clock and stay away from turnovers.”
And whatever the game plan on offense, Haynes has fit the bill.
Just Friday night, the senior running back broke a 59-yard touchdown run. And on the final possession of the game, he picked up six yards despite facing a stacked defensive box to clinch a 28-24 victory against Susquehannock.
“We kept just kept pounding the ball,” Haynes said. “I got a lot of support from my blockers. They really stepped up. (Credit) goes to them.”
Haynes did not play in the Trojans' loss to Northeastern, but he has scored a rushing touchdown in every other game. He is averaging 7.4 yards per carry and has combined for 346 yards the past three Friday nights.
That’s not all though.
Strides have been made in the passing game, as well. To no surprise, Haynes is a big target for fellow senior Ben Igo. Haynes has amassed 208 yards on 10 receptions.
“Our success gives us the (upper hand) because teams are now in a bind trying to figure out what we will be doing on offense,” Marshall said.