The 126th football season at Mercersburg Academy—which fielded its first football team in 1894—will be unlike any of the previous 125 at the school. In 2019, Mercersburg joins 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 classic American sport played with eight players per side compared with 11.
All Mercersburg athletic events that were scheduled for Saturday, January 19 (including a home swimming/diving meet against Peddie and Kiski and the Centennial Cup Wrestling Duals against Kiski), have been postponed due to forecasted severe weather.
Tiffany McGhie ’19 scored 32 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Mercersburg to a thrilling 72-66 overtime win over visiting Musselman High School in a girls’ varsity basketball game January 15 in the Plantz Courts.
A.J, Gray ’20 scored the game-winning basket with six seconds left off an assist from J.J. Chou ’19 to lift Mercersburg’s boys’ varsity basketball team to a thrilling 55-54 victory over the host Hun School of Princeton January 12 in Princeton, N.J.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173