District 3 playoff races: Who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do

It’s time for our weekly look-in on the District 3 football playoff races! We’re breaking down who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do to make the district playoffs. Schools are listed by classification and only Hanover-Adams teams are included.

Class AAAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

On the bubble: South Western (3-5, 3-2, 19th out of 29, .556)

South Western's Andrew Hartlaub carries the ball while Gettysburg's Michael Ingalsbe defends on Friday Aug. 29, 2014 at South Western. Shane Dunlap - GameTimePA

South Western’s Andrew Hartlaub carries the ball while Gettysburg’s Michael Ingalsbe defends on Friday Aug. 29, 2014 at South Western. Shane Dunlap – GameTimePA

The 41-29 win over William Penn gave the Mustangs a bump in the rankings and moved them back onto the bubble. With two games left against Northeastern and Spring Grove, Damian Poalucci’s squad needs to win both and would still probably need the teams ahead of them to lose. But it’s more doable than it was a week ago. How cool would it be for the young Mustangs squad to get a taste of the playoffs, especially when they return 10 starters on offense next season? Either way, South Western is playing important games deep into October.

 

Class AAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

In: Gettysburg (7-1, 3-1, 5th out of 40, .708)

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Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&A with Briton Shelton

This week’s Sunday Spotlight features a quick Q&A with Bermudian Springs halfback Briton Shelton.

Least favorite practice drill: Monkey rolls.0828_SPT_JS-Briton-Shelton.jpg

One player on your team who you wouldn’t want to go up against: Dustyn Lauver. He’s a big boy.

Any pregame rituals?: Listen to music, mostly Eminem.

Favorite play to run: 121 Sweep.

Favorite YAIAA stadium to play in other than your own: New Oxford.

Favorite team to play: Delone Catholic. My cousin plays for them, so that’s always a little, friendly rivalry.

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Favorite NFL team: Dallas Cowboys.

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YAIAA girls’ volleyball tournament bracket and preview

Now that the volleyball regular season has wrapped up, the York-Adams league tourney is set to start on Monday, Oct. 20 with four quarterfinals matches at Dallastown and will conclude the following day at Dallastown again.

Three teams each from Div. I and II will be included while Div. III will send its top two schools and only Hanover-Adams representatives – Delone Catholic and Bermudian Springs.

The bracket is shown below and preview capsules are listed under the bracket image.

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Quiz: Throwback photos, guess the year!

We’ve dug up some old football photos from the archives and we’re challenging you to see if you can correctly guess what year they are from. Good luck!

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Hanover Athletic Booster Club set to hold food drive

The Hanover Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a canned good and non-perishable food drive at one home event for all of their sports in which admission is charged (volleyball, football, wrestling, and basketball).

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District 3 playoff races: Who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do

It’s time for our weekly look-in on the District 3 football playoff races! We’re breaking down who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do to make the district playoffs. Schools are listed by classification and only Hanover-Adams teams are included.

Class AAAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

Work left to do: South Western (2-5, 2-2, 22nd out of 29, .492)1011_SPT_JL-dtown-02-L

So close. Sooooooo close. The Mustangs almost pulled off the upset but fell 28-27 to Dallastown after being up 21-0 at one point. Who knows what a win over the Wildcats (7th in Class AAAA) would have done for South Western, but now they’re at 2-5 with three games to go. The teams  that are in the final playoff spots (Red Lion and Central York) are both above .500. The best that South Western could do is win out in games vs. William Penn, at Northeastern, vs. Spring Grove and hope for some help.

 

Class AAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

In: Gettysburg (6-1, 3-1, 6th out of 40, .694)

85 points?! In one game? Wow. The Warriors moved up four spots with their 85-12 thrashing of Kennard-Dale. Gettysburg is putting themselves in a good position for home-field advantage  in the first round at least. Games against Conrad Weiser (9th in Class AAA) and West York (2nd in Class AAA) are both at home. Those games should be better gauges of where the Warriors stand as a team than their trip to Fawn Grove, as impressive as it was.

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Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&A with Jake Kadis

This week’s Sunday Spotlight features a quick Q&A with Delone Catholic halfback/linebacker Jake Kadis.

Your least favorite part of practice: Definitely conditioning.

One player on your team you wouldn’t want to go up against: Tyler Loucks. He’s pretty scary when he’s mad.0828_SPT_JS-Jake-Kadis.jpg

Do you have any pregame rituals? Stretch with the trainer and eat light all day.

Favorite YAIAA stadium to play in other than your own: Littlestown. The atmosphere there is always great for our game.

Favorite play: 131 Sweep.

Who is Delone’s biggest rival: Either Littlestown or Bermudian Springs.

Favorite NFL team: Baltimore Ravens.

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Poll: What has been the biggest football surprise so far this season?

We’re six weeks into the high school football season and we’re asking you, the fans, what has been the biggest surprise in the Hanover-Adams area so far?

Start!

 

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District 3 playoff races: Who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do

The PIAA released  its weekly District 3 Power Rankings on Sunday, so we’re breaking down who’s in, who’s on the bubble and who has work left to do to make the District playoffs. Schools are listed by classification and only Hanover-Adams teams are included.

Class AAAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

Work left to do: South Western (2-4, 2-1, 21st out of 29, .521)

Last week’s 20-0 win over Red Lion (17th in Class AAAA) was HUGE. The Mustangs jumped up nine percentage points and three places. It wasn’t quite enough to put them on the bubble, but it put them in a more realistic place to reach the playoffs. They’ve looked much better in recent weeks, especially the defense, and if a call or a play against Central had gone the other way, they could very well be 3-3 right now. Coach Poalucci wanted them to be more physical and they have been. South Western still realistically needs to win three out of its last four most likely and a road match against powerhouse Dallastown (10th in class AAAA) is up next. Can the Mustangs pull off the upset?thayer

Class AAA—Top 16 teams qualify for the District 3 M&T Bank Championships.

In: Gettysburg (5-1, 2-1, 10th out of 40, .684)

The Warriors’ 24-7 win over Eastern York kept Gettysburg firmly in the top ten. They travel to Kennard-Dale this week before hosting Conrad Weiser (11th in Class AAA). Winning three out of their last four could potentially allow Gettysburg to host a first-round game.

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Sunday Spotlight: Two-minute drill Q&A with Garrett Reichart

This week’s Sunday Spotlight features a quick Q&A with Hanover guard/middle linebacker Garrett Reichart

Your least favorite part of practice: Running

Garrett Reichart, Hanover. Photo taken during YAIAA football media day, August 4, 2014. Jessica Sprenkle -- Daily Record/Sunday News

Garrett Reichart, Hanover. Photo taken during YAIAA football media day, August 4, 2014. Jessica Sprenkle — Daily Record/Sunday News

One player on your team you wouldn’t want to go up against: Nobody, I love hitting people

Favorite YAIAA stadium to play in other than your own: Bermudian. It’s a slop fest, and it makes people much slower

Favorite play: Outside run plays when I get to pull with the right guard.

Who is Hanover’s biggest rival: Delone Catholic

Favorite NFL team: Philadelphia Eagles

 

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