GETTYSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Gettysburg returns to the Mid Penn Conference in 2022 ready for the tougher competition. As a 5A school, Gettysburg will be one of the largest in it’s MPC Division.

The Warriors chose to move back into the Mid Penn Conference largely due to competition available for wrestling and girls basketball.

The football team will play in the Colonial Division against schools like Mechanicsburg, Northern, Shippensburg and West Perry. Despite the new conference, the team’s goals are the same: to make it into the playoffs and make a deep run.

Last year

The team finished last season 7-3 and lost to Warwick in the playoffs.

Full interviews

Matt Heiser, Gettysburg Football Head Coach entering 11th season

Dunn Kessel, Gettysburg senior OL/DL

Wyatt Heistand, Gettysburg senior LB/RB

Ryan Benedict, Gettysburg senior C/DE

Brady Heiser, Gettysburg sophomore quarterback

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.