Northern York led 9-7 after three quarters before Middletown battled back to eventually win 19-16, as the Polar Bears fell to 1-1 on the season.
Brady Fox scored three times for the Raiders, his first coming just 54 second before halftime to lift the hosts to a 7-0 lead at the break. His last two came with 8:50 and 4:46 remaining in the fourth quarter that put the Raiders ahead and then padded the lead.
In the fourth quarter after falling behind, Joey Razzano hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Curtis Robinson to bring Northern to within three with 2:24 to play, but that's as close as they would come.
Fox finished with 15 carries for 87 yards and the three touchdowns for Middletown while Robinson led the Polar Bears with 111 passing yards.
Michael Kearney pulled the Polar Bears to within one early in the second half, scoring from 4 yards out. Jake Coover put the visitors ahead 9-7 with a 29-yard field goal 21 seconds before the end of the third quarter.
Mid — Brady Fox 6-rush (Mason Guckavan kick), 0:54.
NY — Michael Kearney 4-rush (kick failed), 10:19.
NY — Jake Coover 29-yard field goal, 0:21
Mid — Fox 13-rush (pass failed), 8:50.
Mid — Fox 10-rush (kick failed), 4:46.
NY — Joey Razzano 24-pass from Curtis Robinson (Coover kick), 2:24.
NYMidFirst downs911Rushes-yards30-5739-60Passing12-27-18-11-0Passing yards119110Total yards168170Punts5-31.85-35.0Fumbles-lost2-11-0Penalties-yards6-303-20
Rushing — NY, Michael Kearney 15-23, Justin Markle 5-(-6), Curtis Robinson 8-37, Robert Shelly 1-2. Mid, Brady Fox 15-87, Caleb Leggore 4-4, Tristan Maxwell 2-(-54), Chase Snavely 7-(-17), Jaelen Thompson 11-40.
Passing — NY, Robinson 9-19-1 111 yards, Justin Markle 3-8-0 22 yards. Mid, Chase Snavely 8-11-0 110 yards.
Receiving — NY, Dylan Baxter 1-7, Jake Cromer 3-21, Wyatt Lewis 2-16, Razzano 4-75. Mid, Brady Fox 1-16, Caleb Leggore 2-5, Brandon Miller 1-38, Tyreer Mills 1-3, Malik Noon 2-39, Jaelen Thompson 1-9.