Football Extends Lead Over KSFL Foes in Virtual Competition

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Caleb Newcomer ’23, Louis Concordia ’22, Holden Walker ’23

Mercersburg’s football team increased its lead over its three Keystone State Football League rivals following Week 3 of the league’s six-week virtual competition. The Blue Storm (126 points—lowest score is best) now holds an 87-point advantage over second-place Delaware County Christian School (213 points.)

Valley Forge Military Academy is third with 222 points, just ahead of The Perkiomen School (224 points).

Mercersburg took the top two places in both the skill-player and “big” (linemen) categories in the L Drill/3-Cone Drill, with Caleb Newcomer ’23 (7.25 seconds) and Adam Deavers ’23 (7.60 seconds) leading the way among skill players and Louis Concordia ’22 (7.75 seconds) and Christopher Tompkins ’23 (7.95 seconds) placing first and second among bigs. Ryan MacInnis ’23 (8.06 seconds) was eighth in the skill-players division.

Holden Walker ’23 recorded the top effort—4.80 seconds—among “big” athletes (linemen) from the four teams in the 5-10-5 Drill. Andrew Leibowitz ’24 (5.21 seconds) was fifth in that category. In the skill-players division, Jackson Schermerhorn ’21 (4.39 seconds) took second, Luke Golumbic ’23 (4.45 seconds) was third, and Evan Howley ’22 (4.87 seconds) tied for seventh. 

Blue Storm skill players finished third (Tommy Quick ’22/4.89 seconds), fourth (Stephen Rice ’21/4.90 seconds), and fifth (Jonas Hawk ’24, 4.94 seconds) in the 40-yard dash, with bigs Luke Hendricks ’24 (5.30 seconds) and Logan Butts ’23 (5.70 seconds) taking third and sixth, respectively.

The next set of events is modeled after the traditional NFL “Punt, Pass, and Kick” competition. 

The Storm will divide into Blue and White teams and face off in a scrimmage Saturday, October 17, at 2 p.m. Click here to watch the Blue Storm Sports Network broadcast.