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RAIDER FOOTBALL: Middletown holds off Camp Hill, 25-22; District 3 playoffs next

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The Middletown Blue Raiders had already made a statement with a pretty good season under third-year coach Brett Myers heading into their final regular-season game. They put a big exclamation point at the end of that statement with an exciting 25-22 victory over previously unbeaten Camp Hill on Friday, Nov. 6 at balmy War Memorial Field.

And the large gathering of Middletown fans enjoyed every thrilling minute, right down to the final whistle.  

After getting off to a great start and building a 19-7 halftime lead over their surprised guests, the Raiders (7-3) expanded their advantage to 25-14 with 8:46 left in their finale in the Mid-Penn Conference's Capital Division. That turned out to be just enough to withstand a late score by the Lions (9-1), who tried to rally for a win that would have carried them to a perfect record.

Already assured of landing a berth in the District 3 Class AAA playoffs heading into the game, Middletown solidified its position with the triumph over Camp Hill, which was clearly their biggest victory of the season. The Raiders now face East Pennsboro in the first round of the district playoffs on Friday, Nov. 13.

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