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.