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Raiders to face Wyomissing at home Friday in playoffs

Posted 11/7/18

The Blue Raiders football team will face a familiar foe as it starts its drive toward a state title.

No. 2 seed Middletown had a bye in the first round of the PIAA District III 3A championship and …

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Raiders to face Wyomissing at home Friday in playoffs

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The Blue Raiders football team will face a familiar foe as it starts its drive toward a state title.

No. 2 seed Middletown had a bye in the first round of the PIAA District III 3A championship and will face No. 3 seed Wyomissing (9-2) at 7 p.m. Friday at War Memorial Field.

The Spartans defeated No. 6 seed Littlestown, 27-9, on Friday at Wyomissing Area High School.

Middletown (9-1) beat Wyomissing in the district title game 48-20 in 2016 and 49-0 in 2017.

Wyomissing was led in Friday’s win by Tim Kowalski’s 123 rushing yards. The Spartan defense forced six turnovers.

The other semifinal pits No. 1 seed Lancaster Catholic (10-0), who also had a bye, vs. No. 5 seed Bermudian Springs (8-3), who beat No. 4 seed Annville-Cleona 14-7 on Friday.  They play at 7 p.m. Friday at Lancaster Catholic.

The Raiders went 14-0 in 2016 and 2017 to reach the state title game both years, only to lose at Hersheypark both times.

Tickets are available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the school lobby for $6 (adults). Students can buy them at lunch those days ($4).