New Oxford's Hunter Ringrose tackles Cody Phillips during preseason practice in August. (Clare Becker --

By Teddy Feinberg

New Oxford was a good football team a season ago — a 6-5 club and a playoff outfit as well.

But this year the Colonials must replace some key personnel and move up a division. While New Oxford competed in Division II last year, the program now moves to the Division I ranks. Such will provide the team with a unique set of challenges — primarily in tackling a more challenging schedule.

“Truthfully, it’s not something we can control,” head coach Jason Thurston said. “We are aware it’ll be a challenge. Our kids have to step it up this year, and they really did. This was the best offseason participation I’ve seen from a team in my 17 years coaching football. They really answered the call.”


Quarterback >> The first order of business will be replacing quarterback Anthony Lippy. Thurston said two players — senior Jordan Gardner and junior Corban Czap — were battling it out in training camp.

According to Thurston, Gardner (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) is a classic pocket passer, while Czap is an athletic player who can make things happen with his feet.

Thurston added he’d like to avoid a two-quarterback attack.

Running back >> Although Wesley Beans graduated this offseason, Thurston said he still likes his contingent of returnees: fullback Hunter Ringrose (a straight-ahead runner and team captain); Daulton Snyder (fast and shifty); and Josh Shultz (big and agile).

Receivers >> If Gardner doesn’t win the quarterback competition, Thurston said he’ll fit in well at wide receiver. Joining him on the outside would be senior Cameron Gay and junior Bret Savaleski.

Offensive line >> Three senior starters are back — Jake Rabine (center), Max Lippy (guard) and Quinton Rebert (guard). Another senior, Caleb Muller, has experience playing center, guard and tackle.


Defensive line >> The team expects seniors on the offensive front to take snaps in the defensive trenches as well. Also, keep an eye on junior defensive end Joey Hoffman.

Linebackers >> Thurston likes his linebacking corps. Rabine, the offensive center, is also the team’s MLB. The head coach praised the instincts of Shultz and Elijah Myers.

Secondary >> The Colonials will play with five defensive backs, in part to get better team speed against perimeter-oriented rushing attacks, and in part to counter spread offenses populating Division I football.

Keegan Romanoff (cornerback), Trevon Brown (cornerback), Gardner (free safety), Kevin Moser (safety) and Ringrose (safety) all had good camps.

Special teams

Senior kicker Trey Parrish is a player the Colonials can count on. Watch him punt as well in 2014.

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Save the date >> The Colonials will travel to nearby rival Gettysburg on Sept. 5. It will be the Warriors’ home opener on their brand-new turf field. Expect a big crowd.

Bottom line >> This team takes a step forward into Division I. Will it lead to a step back in the win-loss column?

Number Name Position Grade
2Tyler CarnesWB, CBJr.
3Trevon BrownWB, CBJr.
4Jordan Gardner (C)QB, FSSr.
6Ben RiveraWR, CBJr.
7Corban CzapQB, FSJr.
8Donald FischerHB, SSSr.
9Cameron Gay (C)WR, LBSr.
10Eric AltWR, CBSo.
11Trey ParrishK, PSr.
14Michael RockeyWR, CBSr.
15Brett SaveleskiWR, DEJr.
18Tanner MillerQB, CBSo.
19Jon SanfordWR, CBJr.
20Peyton KlineWB, LBJr.
21Keegan RomanoffWB, CBSr.
22Cody PhillipsFB, LBJr.
23Daulton SnyderHB, SSSr.
24Jon AlpaughWR, CBJr.
25Aaron BeckerWR, CBSo.
26Zac SchreiberWR, FSSr.
27Kyle LovisoneWR, CBSo.
28Wesley GayleHB, CBSo.
29Kyle WestHB, FSJr.
30Kevin MoserHB, FSSo.
31DJ StockmanWR, LBSo.
32Brandon ScottFB, SSSo.
33Josh ShultzFB, LBJr.
36Ferrious AshfordWR, SSSo.
39Caleb MoserWR, LBSr.
40Hunter Ringrose (C)FB, SSSr.
42Connor PohlmanFB, SSJr.
43Corey GartrellFB, LBSr.
44Elijah MyersFB, LBJr.
46Alex GranruthWR, CBJr.
50Jake RabineC, LBSr.
51Sammy SmithC, DTJr.
52Dylan ColonT, DESo.
54Logan NoelG, DTSo.
55Dalton SmithT, DEJr.
56Max Lippy (C)G, DESr.
57Devin CarringtonT, DTJr.
58Caleb MullerT, DTSr.
61Austin BossermanG, DTSo.
62Shane BarberG, DEJr.
63Adam DeatrickC, DEJr.
65Logan LuckenbaughG, DESr.
67Evan GuthG, DTSo.
67Joey HoffmanTE, DEJr.
70Darian WilliamsT, DTSo.
72Jordan ShieldsT, DTJr.
73Logan SmithT, DTJr.
75Noah NessG, DTSo.
76Quinton RebertG, DTSr.
77Brock HartmanT, DTJr.
80Shane RolleTE, FSJr.
81Zach BenderWR, FSJr.
83Justin ReeseWR, CBSo.
84Cody ZumwaltTE, DEJr.
85Michael RyanWR, CBSo.
81Zach BenderWR, FSJr.
83Justin ReeseWR, CBSo.
84Cody ZumwaltTE, DEJr.
85Michael RyanWR, CBSo.
86Nathan TomsWR, CBJr.
Date Opponent Time
8/29 Bermudian Springs 7 p.m.
9/5 @ Gettysburg 7 p.m.
9/12 @ Biglerville 7 p.m.
9/19 @ South Western 7:30 p.m.
9/26 Spring Grove 7 p.m.
10/3 Central York 7 p.m.
10/10 @ Red Lion 7 p.m.
10/17 Dallastown 7 p.m.
10/24 @ William Penn 7 p.m.
10/31 Northeastern 7 p.m.

Select any year to see the results

Select any year to see the results.


W/L Team Score
LBermudian Springs27-34
WJames Buchanan55-14
WSouth Western24-17
LWest York24-38
District 3 Class AAA First round
LBishop McDevitt14-63


W/L Team Score
LBermudian Springs0-21
WJames Buchanan56-19
LSouth Western0-52
LWest York0-35


W/L Team Score
LDelone Catholic21-40
LCentral York6-54
LRed Lion14-35
LWest York0-28


W/L Team Score
LDelone Catholic0-14
LCentral York0-54
LRed Lion6-56
LWest York7-40


W/L Team Score
WNorthern Lebanon33-23
WYork County Tech41-18
LCentral York7-34
LWilliam Penn7-35
LSpring Grove7-14 (OT)
WRed Lion14-0
LSouth Western13-42
District 3 Class AAA first round
LSusquehanna Township7-42

2013 Stats


Pts for Pts Against Turnover Ratio
333 273 0


Rush Yards TD
406 2660 34


Completions Attempts Yards TD
88 189 989 10

Class AAA
Jason Thurston (10-11)

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