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Mercersburg Academy football

School founder Dr. William Mann Irvine anchored the start of Mercersburg’s athletic program with the sport that was his passion—football—in 1894. That first contest, an 18-0 victory over Chambersburg Academy, set a precedent that eventually spawned a program that at one point played more collegiate freshman and JV teams than high school teams. Contemporary times have brought team success as well, including three conference titles in Mercersburg's first league (the Mid-Atlantic Conference, or MAC), the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship, and the 2021 Keystone State 8-Player Football League crown.

Recent graduates have gone on to compete at all three NCAA collegiate levels, with three reaching the National Football League. Alumni have earned roster spots and playing time at schools ranging from the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12, and Patriot League to the NESCAC and Centennial Conferences. Vincent Rey ’06, who starred at Duke, played nine years for the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals. 

In 2019, Mercersburg joined a growing number of preparatory and public schools across the country in a move to eight-player football, which is a more wide-open version of the sport played with eight players per side. (More than 1,100 teams nationwide play eight-player football.) The KSFL, which includes Mercersburg and six other schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., includes a regular season and a season-ending playoff tournament. Mercersburg has appeared in the league championship game both times it has been held.

The team’s game field and bleachers/press box are located inside the Curran Track in the center of campus. A separate practice field is used for daily sessions during the week.


Two Mercersburg football players celebrating.


Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
United States Naval Academy, Plebes
Away Details
Randolph-Macon Academy
All Day
Football Field Home Details CANCELLED
Delaware County Christian School
Delaware County Christian School Away Details
Randolph-Macon Academy
Randolph-Macon Academy Away Details Win 30-8
Maryland School for the Deaf
Maryland School for the Deaf Away Details Loss 24-42
Perkiomen School
Football Field Home Details Win 38-18
Model School for the Deaf
Football Field Home Details Win 36-24
Delaware County Christian School
Delaware County Christian School Away Details Win 30-14
Valley Forge Military Academy
Football Field Home Details Win 46-8
Perkiomen School
Football Field Home Details Loss 36-42


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# Name Class
17 Orhan Abalioglu 2024
80 Daniel Adusei-Poku 2023
32 Frank Bonsal 2025
9 Tomas Burianek 2025
24 Jason Butler-VanderLinden
46 Logan Butts 2023
Junhyeop Cho 2023
87 Jeongheon Choi 2026
7 Yoonseop Choi 2023
55 Marlyse Dlodlo 2023
77 Lucas Duarte 2026
16 Maxwell Friedman 2025
3 Luke Golumbic 2023
65 Luke Hendricks 2024
72 Koon Chung Hui 2025
5 Germany Johnson 2025
41 William Lee 2025
50 Andrew Leibowitz 2024
33 Ryan MacInnis 2023
8 Finnegan McNeil 2026
4 Thach Anh Nguyen 2024
10 Jonathan Nussdorfer 2026
70 Sehwan Park 2025
60 Wyatt Parks 2025
6 Adrian Rios 2025
86 Sidharth Shah 2026
25 Deran Shippy 2025
12 Maximilian Strauss 2025
88 Christopher Tompkins 2023
40 Ezekiel Wadlington 2023
14 Charlie Xu 2026
15 Haris Yahaya 2024
69 Qinghan Yuan 2024
18 Imangali Zhakan 2026
2 Ruohan Zhao 2024

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Hard work.

The Mercersburg athletic program provides a challenging, supportive, instructive, and enjoyable experience that fosters the development of character, leadership, and teamwork.

Fair play.

We provide a transformative, competitive, growth experience for every student that inspires passions and pursuits, leading them to reach their highest level of accomplishment and fulfillment. 

Clean life.

We compete with character and integrity. Our student-athletes contribute with work ethic and accountability, and lead with service and by example. Mercersburg teams face challenges with resilience and grit, and appreciate opportunities with commitment and unity.