CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Carlisle jumped out to an early lead against Mechanicsburg and went on to win 28-14 in Week 1 on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Carlisle started off with a commanding 14-0 lead, but Mechanicsburg’s Justin Bardo picked off Carlisle for the pick-six, making it 14-7. At the end of the night, Carlisle came away with a 28-14 win in their home opener.

Friday Night Football returns for its 26th season on abc27. Started in 1997 by longtime abc27 Sports Director Gregg Mace, FNF was the first of its kind in Central PA.

Back in 2018, the show was expanded to 45 minutes of highlights, analysis and reaction. It remains the longest show in the Midstate highlighting high school football for thirteen weeks of the season.

You can watch abc27 Friday Night Football starting at 11:15 p.m. each Friday night on television, or on the web on our Watch Live page. Allie Berube, Nick Petraccione, Jared Phillips and John Repetz break down the best games in the area, bring you closer to the action and give you a comprehensive look at the Mid Penn Conference, Lancaster-Lebanon League and YAIAA each week.