For a half, Chester gave York much more than it wanted.
In the third quarter, though, the Cougars blew open a close game and escaped with a 53-21 victory.
The Chester defense thwarted York's first scoring chance, forcing a fumble near the goal line. A few plays later, quarterback Tommy Sanders hooked up with speedy receiver Earl Hinton on an 86-yard touchdown pass. The two have made a habit of collaborating on big plays recently. Sanders threw a 75-yard scoring pass to Hinton the previous week against Rock Hill.