Schuyler dropped to 0-3 on the season Friday as York handed the Warriors a 57-7 home loss.
York, now 2-1 after a season-opening loss to top-ranked Elkhorn South, limited the Schuyler offense to 74 total yards, all of which came on the ground on 21 carries.
Schuyler quarterback Kevin Contreras was 0 for 10 passing as he was constantly harassed by the York defense.
Jesus Maganda led the Schuyler rushing attack with 46 yards on seven carries, including a 23-yard tote in the fourth quarter. Isaac Hernandez added 29 yards on seven carries and scored Schuyler’s lone touchdown on a 2-yard dive into the end zone with 9:19 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Schuyler head coach Aaron Thumann knew that defeating the Dukes would be a tall order.
“We knew that York was going to be really good. They have a ton of talent. We knew we were going to have to tackle very well, and there were times we did tackle well. There were other times, though, that we weren’t consistent with it,” he said.
“On offense, we would get a couple of plays going our way, then we would stall,” Thumann added. “We watched film this week and we knew that we could move the ball on them a little bit. We hurt ourselves missing blocks here and there and not getting to the second level. Their linebackers filled very well. They didn’t blitz much, they just read it well and got through our blockers.”
York, which racked up 387 yards of offense, had 12 different players carry the ball for a total of 263 yards on 42 attempts.
Jacob Diaz led the way with 74 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and Maxx Troester added 35 yards on three carries. Dylan Rahder and Garrett Snodgrass both had two touchdown runs.
Nick Weskamp, one of four York quarterbacks to play in the game, completed three of six passing attempts for 88 yards and a TD.
Despite being heavy underdogs, Schuyler had the momentum early.
The Dukes fumbled the opening kickoff and Schuyler recovered at the York 20-yard line.
Three running plays left the Warriors with a fourth-and-7 situation, bringing on Maganda for a 34-yard field goal attempt that was blocked by Snodgrass.
York drove down the field on the ensuing offensive possession and scored on a 1-yard fullback dive by Rahder.
On the next possession, Weskamp hit wide receiver Wyat Cask on a 14-yard strike and Snodgrass ran in a TD that was followed by a two-point conversion from Weskamp to Tom Erwin to put the Dukes up 22-0.
York’s final touchdown of the opening quarter came on a 2-yard quarterback dive by Snodgrass.
Rahder recorded his second touchdown on the first drive of the second quarter when he barreled into the end zone from 15 yards out.
After Schuyler lost a fumble at its own 17-yard line, the Warrior defense held York to a 35-yard field goal by Jorre Luther.
York capped the first-half scoring when Diaz found the end zone from 4 yards out, putting the score at 45-0 entering the break.
The Dukes tacked on their seventh touchdown of the game with 2:19 remaining in the third quarter on a 17-yard run by Diaz.
Schuyler hit the scoring column on its next possession, which included runs of 19 yards by Hernandez and 12 yards by Maganda before Hernandez scored from 2 yards out to make the score 51-7.
York added one more TD with 3:11 to go when Noah Burke hit Bryce Danielson on a 22-yard scoring pass.
Maganda and Hernandez also led the way for the Warriors defensively with nine tackles apiece. Tychique Kutalu followed with six tackles and Michael Hernandez recorded four.
With six regular-season games remaining, Thumann knows his team can still reach its goals.
“We have opponents that we know we can play with. We just need to grow this week and respond to this game. We need to step up and get better from this game,” he said.
The Warriors play 7 p.m. Friday at Seward.