A dream season for the Kennard Dale Rams is still alive after a 28-14 victory over Donegal in the 4A District Quarterfinals.
Opening drive for the Rams ends with Garrett McCleary breaking out for a rushing TD to make it 7-0. Rams looking to extend the lead, but Donegal’s Noah Rohrer picks off the pass and just got both toes down. On the ensuing drive, Rohrer would get the pitch, switch sides and score to tie it up at 7-7. Kennard Dale trying to respond and Jacob Copenhaver launched one downfield to Jedediah Peters who comes down with it and fights off two defenders on the 75-yard receiving TD. Rams up 13-7. In the second half, Rams looking to build on the lead but Donegal’s James Turbedsky rips the ball out of the scrum and runs it all the way back to give the Indians the 14-13 lead. McCleary gave Kennard Dale the lead back with a 3-yard rush to make it 19-14. Rams would go on to capture their first-ever playoff win with a 28-14 victory.
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.