Published Date Written by Larry Etter
Visits by alumni, class reunions, a parade, other gatherings and great weather made for a near-perfect weekend for Middletown’s annual Homecoming festivities. The only thing that kept it from perfection was a disappointing loss by the football team at sunny War Memorial Field on Saturday, Oct. 25.
Despite the hard-working, determined efforts of this year’s team, the Blue Raiders came away on the short end of a 19-7 decision against division rival Steelton-Highspire. As in some of the other losses the Raiders (4-5, 2-4 in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division) suffered this season, the youth factor once again came into play.
“We have just four seniors starting on defense and three on offense,” Middletown Coach Brett Myers said. “The others are underclassmen. We made some mistakes, especially on special teams, that hurt us. We have to work on that part of the game.”