YORK CATHOLIC (10-1) VS. DUNMORE (12-0)
When: 7, tonight Where: Harman-Geist Stadium, Hazleton Last meeting: First meeting.
Noteworthy: The winner will advance to the PIAA quarterfinals where it plays the winner of tonight’s District 6 championship game between Ligonier Valley-Bishop McCort game.
PLAYERS TO WATCH Jakkar Kinard, RB York Catholic
Breakaway running back who averages 177.5 yards per game and has scored 22 touchdowns for an explosive offense.
Cory Lawless, DB Dunmore
Had several key stops against Lakeland’s outside running game and had an interception in the District 2 Class 2A final. Has 24 tackles this season.
Scouting York Catholic: Can pile up the yards quickly in the running game. Both tailback Jakkar Kinard and quarterback Dan Yokemick have run for more than 1,000 yards, while Yokemick has also thrown for 1,188 yards and 18 touchdowns. The offense has scored more than 30 points seven times.
Scouting Dunmore: Kyle Lasher is the power running game with bursts of speed. He had 192 yards last week, but more importantly, he had the critical yards, which included an 83 yard run when the Bucks were backed up to their own 6 and a 29-yard run on a third-and-18 from inside their 10. The line is led by tackle Nick Shoemaker and guard Jerry Longo.
Dunmore’s Kyle Lasher ran for 192 yards last week.