MOUNT JOY, Pa. (WHTM) — A 7-2 regular season and playoff appearance proved the Donegal Indians were not a team to ignore in 2021. Now looking at their slate in 2022, Donegal wants to prove it wasn’t a fluke.

The football team gets a bit younger this season, but does return its quarterback Landen Baughman. That inexperience on the roster may mean teams will overlook the Indians in 2021, and that underdog mentality is something the team embraces.

Nothing is normal in the Lancaster Lebanon League this season as the league adds in 15 Berks County teams. Donegal’s schedule got a bit of a shake up joining Section 4 this season.

Last year

Despite an opening game loss to Elizabethtown by one touchdown, the Donegal Indians were one of the teams to watch in Section 3 throughout the season. The Indians rattled off four straight wins by double digit margins, before falling to the top team in the section, Lampeter-Strasburg.

Another four game win streak propelled the Indians into the District III playoffs, where Donegal fell 28-14 to Kennard-Dale.

Full interviews from Media Day

Donegal Senior QB Landen Baughman

Donegal Senior RB/LB Jonathan Holmes

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.