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Coach Weider’s @Go_Rout Coaches Notebook: Weekly awards and a huge playoff preview for district 3

Tagged under: District 3, News

| October 31, 2022


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On Friday night I was at York High vs. Central York. A great game that involved 2 rivals who know each other very well. Central York was without their starting Quarterback Nasir Still, so they put Juelz Goff at Quarterback and let him take over. Central York only threw the ball once the entire game, but was able to get the win. That is Central York’s 26th straight win in league play and their 4th straight YAIAA Division 1 title. 

Player of the week: Juelz Goff of Central York. He got 35 carries and 215 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also mastered every handoff very well. Central York ran a double-wing formation and were handing the ball to their running back on a counter play which worked very well, Goff did a great job running the offense all night. 

Player of the week 2: Elijah Cunningham of Lancaster Catholic. Cunningham has 42 carries for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns in a thrilling 44-41 win over Schuylkill Valley. Cunningham a Junior has really come on in the 2nd half of the season and Lancaster Catholic finished the regular season with a 10-0 record. 

Team of the week: For this award I am gonna give a huge congratulations to our undefeated teams this season. Lancaster Catholic, Wyomissing, and Exeter Township all deserve a ton credit for finishing 10-0 on the year. It is a special accomplishment. It is never easy and all three teams deserve a huge Congrats. 

Coach of the week: Gerry Yonchiuk Central York. He lost his starting Quarterback, so Gerry a known Air-raid guy decided to put his running back at Quarterback and just ran the ball with him. At times it wasn’t pretty, but they got the win. 

Playoff Preview

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6A- All 8 teams who made it have a bye this week, so I will preview those games next week. 


1st round Byes: 1-Solanco, 2-Exeter, 3-New Oxford, 4-Gettysburg

8th Shippensburg vs. 9th Cedar Cliff

Note: A rematch from week one when Shippensburg beat Cedar Cliff. Should be a fun one. 

5th Elizabethtown vs. 12th Cocalico 

Note: Two polar opposites here. Cocalico is an option attack who doesn’t throw it much. Etown likes to throw it around the yard, but also can run it with Logan Lentz and company. 

******* I’ll be covering this game. 

7th Dover vs. 10th Garden Spot

Note: Dover has won 6 straight games to finish the season. Garden Spot scored 66 points two weeks ago against Elizabethtown and is a sneaky good team. 

6th South Western vs. 11th Northern York 

Note: Should be a good one here with South Western coming in at 7-3 and Northern York 6-4, but won their last 2 games to make the playoffs. 


1st round byes: 1-Bishop McDevitt, 2- Manheim Central,  3- Lampeter Strasburg, 4- Twin Valley, 5- Milton Hershey, 6-Susquehanna Township. 

8th East Pennsboro vs. 9th Kennard-Dale

Note: Both teams come into this game with 4-6 records, as both struggled through out the season. A great opportunity for both teams. 

7th York Suburban vs. 10th Donegal 

Note: York Suburban won 4 in a row to make it to the playoffs and Donegal 2 straight to make it. 


1st round byes: 1-Wyomissing, 2 Lancaster Catholic. 

4th Hamburg vs. 5th Upper Dauphin 

Note: A match up of 2 8-2 teams. Both had outstanding seasons. 

3rd West Perry vs. 6th Schuylkill Valley

Note: West Perry has had an outstanding season, they went 9-1. Schuylkill Valley finished the season with a 6-4 record. 


1st Annville-Cleona vs. 4th Camp Hill 

Note: Annville-Cleona had a good year going 7-3. Camp Hill comes in 5-5 on the year. 

2nd Delone Catholic vs. 3rd Trinity 

Note: A re-match from week 1 when Trinity beat Delone Catholic. We will see if Delone Catholic can match up the 2nd time. 


1st Steelton-Highspire vs. Fairfield

Note: Steelton is a favorite to win the State title for 1A. Flip side Fairfield has struggled all year with a 2-7 record. 

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