HERSHEY, Pa (WHTM) — Belief is one of the biggest character traits in sports. It creates a passion, fuels the biggest upsets, and for Milton Hershey football, it’s something they need their players to have after finishing last season with a losing record.

“I think we need the players to buy in more,” said junior defensive end Michael Blidi. “Last year we weren’t really bought in. They would just get discouraged. And I think now that our positivity is up.”

Milton Hershey finished last season 4-6, but now have a good core returning to make a push to return the Spartans back into a playoff contender. With the right mindset, Milton Hershey has the talent to get to Week 11.

The Spartans will open their season at home against Susquehanna Township on Friday night.

Full Interviews

Watch Milton Hershey head coach Jeff Boger and players Kenny Emile, Malachi Thomas and Michael Blidi’s full interviews during our abc27 Football Media Days.

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 BerubeNick 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.