Video: Port’s Josh Ramos and Matt Smith talk Erie Bell game

There’s only three days until Turkey Day and, of course, the Erie Bell game.

Middletown hosts Port Jervis at 11 a.m. in the rivalry game. The Middies lead the all-time series, which started in 1897, by a mark of 69-57-7. In terms of games played, Middletown vs. Port Jervis is one of the longest high school football rivalries in the country.

Port Jervis defeated Middletown 13-12 last year in front of more than 3,000 fans at Glennette Field in the first Erie Bell game played on Thanksgiving since 1969. The difference was a 71-yard touchdown pass from Port Jervis quarterback Matt Smith to Da’Von Adamson on the first play of the fourth quarter that put the Red Raiders up 13-6. Middletown failed to convert a potential game-winning two-point conversion midway through the fourth quarter. The Middies had five turnovers.

Middletown enters this game 2-6 and Port Jervis is 3-5.

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