The Northern Polar Bears survived a scare in Week 11 as the Octorara Braves comeback effort fell just short, 28-22. Northern came out of the half holding on to a 14-6 lead. A Trenton Peach 30-yard reception led to Cole Bartram getting back-to-back rushes, ending with a TD to make it 21-6 Polar Bears. A Joel McClintock interception led to another Bartram dive for the endzone to make it 28-6. Octorara would try to mount a comeback, but Northern would just hold them off, 28-22 for their first home playoff win since 2015.
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.