The Hempfield Knights didn’t get any early-season favors with their schedule, tough, hard-fought losses against undefeated Manheim Central and Central York have them down early. Exeter was looking to make it three in a row as they jumped to a 7-0 lead. An Eric Nagle rushing touchdown would double the lead to 14-0. Hempfield would hit a field goal right before the half to make it 14-3. A small spark, but enough of one to get Hempfield over the hump and win in comeback fashion 17-14 over Exeter Township.
Friday Night Football returns for its 25th 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. Damon Turbitt, Allie Berube, Logan Reever 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.