Football - Boys - Varsity

  • 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 a trip to the first Keystone State Football League championship game in 2019.
     
  • 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 Centennnial Conferences. Vincent Rey ’06, who starred at Duke, has 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.) Mercersburg plays in the Keystone State 8-Player Football League (KSFL), which features a regular-season round robin (home-and-away), plus two playoff rounds.
     
  • 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.
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Andrew Brown
Science Faculty, Head Football Coach
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Rick Hendrickson
Interim Dean of Experiential Programs
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Bryan Morgan
Arts Faculty
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