(WHTM) — There is enough history with the Manheim Central Barons to fill a textbook, and head coach Dave Hahn is no stranger to that.

Making the District playoffs four of the last five seasons, making the postseason isn’t enough for the Barons. The 2003 PIAA State Champions, three-time state runners up, and 18-time District III Champions have their sights set on a deep playoff run in 2022.

As Hahn’s team jumped out to a 3-0 start, fans across the Lancaster Lebanon League are wondering if this Barons team will be etched into the history books.

Tradition. Attitude. Sacrifice. The three principles that drive the Barons program and define its success.

Head Coach Dave Hahn discusses why those principles define how this program plans to attack the rest of the season.

Coach’s Cut

Each week on Friday Night Football, the abc27 Sports team will interview a high school football coach live on television about that night’s game, how the season is going or special events going on with their team. It’s the kind of in-depth analysis you’ll only get from abc27 Sports.


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. Sports Director 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.