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Football Stays Unbeaten on Senior Day

Zeke Wadlington ’23 rushed for two touchdowns and Luke Golumbic ’23 threw and ran for a score as Mercersburg remained undefeated in 2021 with a 40–6 victory over visiting Valley Forge Military Academy October 9.

Caleb Newcomer ’23 put the Blue Storm on the board first with a 60-yard dash, his second-longest scoring run of the season. Golumbic kept it on the two-point conversion, putting the Blue Storm up 8-0. Mercersburg then scored twice more in the second stanza after sustained drives. Wadlington drove in from the 5-yard line, and then a few plays later, Golumbic scored on a 2-yard dive and Newcomer took a toss for the two-point conversion. Wadlington hit paydirt again on the next drive, bulling in from 10 yards out, and the Storm took a 28-0 lead into halftime.  

The teams traded possessions in the third quarter before Golumbic hit Christian Jetter ’22 on a 37-yard pass and run for a score. Senior Griffin Lange scored on a 2-yard run to give Mercersburg a 40–0 cushion before Valley Forge answered with its lone score of the game on a 57-yard run by quarterback William Anozie. Mercersburg’s offense has gone over 300 total yards in each of its four games (all victories) this year.

"We had a good week of practice and we were able to move some of our players into more playing time this week," said Mercersburg head coach Andy Brown. "Our team is rising to the challenge. This was a good effort in front of a supportive crowd."

The Storm defense forced four turnovers, leading to three touchdowns. Luke Hendricks ’24 had two fumble recoveries and Danny Adusei-Poku ’23 grabbed an interception. Mercersburg is 4–0 for the first time since the 2006 team went 9-1 and won the Mid-Atlantic Prep League championship (in 11-player football).

The team honored its four seniors (Lange, Jetter, Louis Concordia ’22, and Tommy Quick ’22) at halftime of its final regular-season home game, though the Storm could host as many as two Keystone State Football League playoff games depending on the results of the final two weeks of play.

Mercersburg visits Delaware County Christian School Saturday, October 16. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. in Newtown Square, PA.