Frankie was a member of the Middletown Varsity Football team from 08-10. He was a standout on both sides of the ball as both a safety and wide receiver. After dealing with a horrible personal tragedy, Frankie made a decision to dedicate himself to football and had arguably one of his best games on September 20th 2008. This game was significant for several reasons. It was the first game played in the new Faller Field Complex and this game marked the first time in eleven years that Middletown took home the Erie Bell.
Early in the game, Frankie caught a pass in the end zone for the game’s lone touchdown and helped seal the victory late in the game with an interception. Frankie’s heroic actions were truly a sight to behold and rank as one of the Classic Port game performances of all time.
Coach Bob Corvino, in 1973 started out as an assistant coach in Port Jervis and assumed the head coaching position in 1984. As the head coach of the Raiders for 24 years he had 12 football titles with a 161-70 overall coaching record making him the winningest coach in Port Jervis football history. His record in the Erie Bell game 15-9 with 11 straight victories over Middletown from 1997 to 2007. His fondest memories of the Port Jervis – Middletown rivalry was competing against Middletown coaching legend and his best friend in coaching Dick Wolslayer.