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News and Notes: Mid-Penn Capital

By Andy Shay: 

Inside The Mid-Penn Conference

Each week during the 2020 season we’ll offer some news, notes, tidbits and opinions from each of the five divisions in the Mid-Penn Conference.

Freshman QB Alex Erby’s impressive afternoon: 

I’m not sure in my nearly 30 years of covering high school football in Central Pennsylvania I’ve ever heard of a quarterback accounting for eight touchdowns in a single game. That’s what Steel-High freshman Alex Erby did against Trinity last Saturday on Cottage Hill. EIGHT touchdowns! He threw seven TD passes and ran for another as part of a 396-yard game through the air.

Boiling Springs-Middletown an intriguing match-up

Plenty of meat on the bone when undefeated Boiling Springs pays a visit to War Memorial Field in Middletown Friday to tangle with the 1-1 Blue Raiders in 4th Down Magazine’s Game of the Week. Middletown lost its game last week with Camp Hill because of COVID-19 issues, so the Blue Raiders have been sitting on a loss for two weeks. Yeah, I’m pretty sure those practices just off the Pennsylvania Turnpike are getting a bit edgy. The Bubblers are a splendid feel-good story so far in 2020 after ending an 11-game losing streak to open the season then piling on a couple more victories. The strange part is Middletown has plenty of questions to answer, too. Very intriguing matchup.

Four-star recruit Mehki Flowers set to drop his Top 10 list

Steel-High Rollers class of 2022 four-star wide receiver Mehki Flowers, who had seven catches for 165 yards and four touchdowns against Trinity, said he is taking his recruiting slow right now and focusing on the season. But he did say he plans to drop a Top 10 list on November 3. So look for that to drop on Election Day.

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