Two seasons of competition in the Keystone State Football League have produced two champions, but familiar foes in the title tilt each year.

Perkiomen School went 7-1 in the inaugural year of the league in 2019, defeating Mercersburg Academy 32-16. The Blue Storm, after capturing

the virtual competition title in 2020, grabbed its first championship

in 2021, defeating the Panthers 28-22 in an overtime thriller

to also finish 7-1. 

 

This season brings expansion and new challengers, a broader geographic footprint, and a new regular season format. A seven week, round-robin

regular season will be followed by a playoff featuring the top four schools

from the regular season standings. 

PRESEASON PREVIEWS

 

DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Outlook

DCCS runs a flex offense and is always a threat, particularly on their home field.

The Knights graduated a number of starters but return two all-league defenders. 

Players to Watch

  • Titus Myers, 12th, WR/DB -Has all the tools to be an exciting player.

  • Joshua Colonia, 10th, WR/DB -Very talented young man. Exciting to watch him excel at what he does. 

  • Tommy Goneau, 11th, TE/LB - All league defensive player, 2021 season. 

  • Phillip King, 12th, OL/DL - All league defensive player, 2021 season. 

From head coach Lloyd Hill

-We're extremely excited for the upcoming season. Looking forward to seeing these young men perform on the field. 

MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Outlook

MSD has a long tradition of highly competitive football, compiling win streaks of 27, 28, and 34 games at different points since 2000. This is the Orioles' first season of 8-player football and they will also play some 11-player games, including national contests against other deaf school teams. MSD returns 7 starters on offense and 8 starters on defense, making the Orioles an immediate challenger for the top tier of the league. 

Players to Watch

  • Nathan Sheppeck, Senior. CB/HB. Nathan Sheppeck is our dark horse player and he get things done when needed. 

  • Ethan Guettler, Senior. LB/FB/OL. Ethan Guettler brings a lot of versatility as FB and OL for us this year and he's a team player. 

  • Zion Ortiz, Senior. FS/ATH. Zion Ortiz brings a lot of versatility and flexibility in our offense with his skills.

  • Mepper Beshears, Senior. LB/OL. Mepper Beshears is a hard nose physical blocker and hitter on both sides of the ball. 

  • Ian Guettler, Junior. DL/OL. Ian Guettler is a hard nose physical blocker and wreck havoc on the front line. 

From head coach Neal DiMarco

Our coaches expect the players to be competitive in every game they play. We have a large group of seniors this year. They bring plenty of varsity football experience along with their excellent leadership on and off the field. I hope our young upperclassmen look up to them and follow through for this season and the next. 

MERCERSBURG ACADEMY

Outlook

The defending champions return 8 seniors, each of whom played a key role in last year's title run. The Blue Storm's defense is anchored by 2021 league player of the year Luke Hendricks while the offense is led by all-league quarterback Luke Golumbic. 

Players to Watch

  • Luke Hendricks, 11th, C/NG: 2021 KSFL defensive player of the year. 

  • Luke Golumbic, 12th, QB: 2021 all-league selection, collegiate recruit

  • Christopher Tompkins, 12th, TE/DE: collegiate recruit, led the Storm in receptions. 

  • Zeke Wadlington, 12th, MLB/RB: 2nd year player who plays both ways. 

  • Ryan MacInnis, 12th, MLB/RB: Will team with Wadlington to both anchor the defense and to carry the rushing load. 

From head coach Andy Brown

The Storm will take the field this year with many returning players under the direction of a robust group of seniors. The team is looking to build off of the momentum of a successful season last year,. We are excited that the league has grown and are excited to showcase the hard work of the players.

MODEL SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Outlook

MSSD is coming off a challenging 2021 campaign, but optimism is high as the Eagles anticipate good numbers. MSSD will also play some 11-player games, and joins MSD in playing some 11-player games, including national contests against other deaf school teams.  

Players to Watch

  • ReShawn Carter, Senior, QB- A captain and a dual threat quarterback and who can run and throw at the same time. ReShawn is excited to lead his team. 

  • Mikalo Malone- Senior, WR- A captain for the team, is ready to take the reins of being wide receiver and will expect to score touchdowns this year

  • Gabriel Wilson, Senior, OL- A captain for our offensive linemen and defense end. He is a big kid with a lot of strength and will expect to give other teams a hard time.

  • Ryan Kennedy, Senior, Center, A captain and takes the responsibility of leading offensive linemen and expects to have a steller season this year. 

  • Dex Barron, Senior, Captain, Linebacker and Offensive linemen, Dex is very hungry and loves to hit hard.

From head coach Angelo Leccese

We have a great group of boys this year and we also have many seniors as well. We are expecting to have a good season this year and it will be the first time that we experienced 8 man football with the group that we have. We expect to have great leadership of captains and seniors this year. We are looking forward to playing 8 man football and to have a great season! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERKIOMEN SCHOOL

Outlook

The Panthers lost a bevy of seniors from their two-time championship finals teams, but have bolstered their numbers and, with their wide open spread offense, remain competitive with anyone in the league.

 

Players to Watch

  • Chris Catania – Slot/DB – Senior: Chris is a huge playmaker on both sides of the ball. We expect his presence to be felt in all phases of the game this year. Team captain.

  • Gavin Feulner – QB/DB – Sophomore: Gavin takes over at QB after a stellar freshman season at WR. He will also start at corner and is one of our best tacklers.

  • Shin Yoon – RB/LB – Sophomore: Shin returns to RB after a great freshman year. We expect a great year out of him earning tough yards on the ground and contributing on defense.

  • Samuel Gilio – TE/LB – Senior: A 4 year member of the program, Samuel stepped last year in a big way by starting on Offense, Defense, and Special teams. We expect him to be a leader on both sides of the ball. Team captain.

  • Drew Pickett – WR/DB – Senior: A 4 year member of the program, Drew has steadily improved each year and will now be our featured receiver on the outside.

From head coach Casey Perlstein

Our team has a lot of new faces this year after a large senior class left the program last year. We also have several key returners that have been around the program for several years. We are hoping to lean on the athleticism of our returning players and the physicality some of our new additions are bringing to the table.

RANDOLPH MACON ACADEMY

Outlook

RMA transitions from the Virginia Independent School 8-player football league to the KSFL this season, a move, interestingly, driven by geography. RMA's location puts them closer to some traditional rivals (Mercersburg) and other competitors than the VA league did, where hte Yellow Jackets traveled far distances to compete in the southern part of the state. The Yellow Jackets have a new coach but will likely continue their reputation as a hard-nosed team that competes each down. 

Players to Watch

  • Will Francis JR - OL - Vocal Leader

  • Daniel Floyd SR - RB - High Energy Back

  • John English SR - QB - Returning Captain

  • Grant Leasure JR - WR - Leading Receiver 2021

From head coach John Lacombe

Glad to be taking the reigns from Coach Sullivan, a great football coach and friend. Look to build on the history and example set by him. 

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY

Outlook

VFMA is young, athletic, and optimistic, with good numbers and a growing interest in 8-player football. The Trojan program boasts the most storied history of the league's schools, with alumni such as the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald once playing at VFMA. 

Players to Watch

  • Ethan Smith, Jr. WR/DB

  • Steven Hill, SR. WR/DB

  • Michael Frankovich, Sr. OL

  • Jessaihya Shadari, SR. OL/DL

  • Lukas Clayton, FR. QB/LB

From head coach Mike Muscella

Once again, we will have a number of first year starters, but are encouraged with the depth of previous athletic experiences.  Like most 8-man teams, our success will be dependent on the health of our front-line players that will allow for the growth of our younger players through the season. 

An Expanded League-The Quest for the Title