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The dogs got out: New book profiles West York championship football season

A new book will soon run off the press highlighting the West York football’s district championship season in 2008. Background posts: Is West York’s Brandon Real the best local running back ever? and Red Lion’s Scott Fitzkee ranks as York/Adams Greatest Athlete and York athlete series: ‘Arguably the best girls’ volleyball player the area has ever seen’.

“The story of the West York football program’s coming of age began with a 57-13 loss back in November 2006.
“Those Bulldogs, under first-year coach Ron Miller, entered the District 3 Class AAA playoffs with a respectable 7-3 record and a formidable foe ahead of them: the Manheim Central Barons, owners of 15 District 3 titles since 1989.
“The result was not surprising. West York got whupped. Whupped good. The Barons outrushed West York 378 to 3.
“But the Bulldogs had received a great, up-close look at what they wanted to become.”
That was how York Daily Record/Sunday News’ sports editor Chris Otto began the introduction to the newspaper’s latest book-length work “Friday Night Bulldogs.”
What they would become is district champs… .

The 56-page book about the West York High School varsity football team’s District 3 championship season is being published this month by the newspaper and its high school sports Web site, GameTimePA.com.
According to a news release:
The book contains stories and photos from all of West York’s regular season and postseason games, including the Bulldogs’ stirring victory over Manheim Central in the District 3 Class AAA championship game at Hersheypark Stadium.
Also included are box scores from every West York game and the official 2008 West York team photo.
Through April 10, the book will cost $11.95 in a special pre-sale, the DVD will cost $9.95 and the book/DVD combo will cost $18.95.
After April 10, the price of the book will be $13.95.
For more information and to order the “Friday Night Bulldogs” book and DVD, go online to http://www.inyork.com/booksales.
The book is also available at the York Newspaper Co., 1891 Loucks Road, York.
This is the York Daily Record/Sunday News second community-based book in less than a year. The news organization published “All in One Room,” the story of one-room schools in York and Adams counties.
Also of interest:
Sports books focus on York High Bearcat boys and York Catholic Irish girls.