Category: Playoffs

Dynasty Prevails: Cyclones Overcome Early Mistakes To Win 5th Keystone Bowl

 

SELINSGROVE, PA – A game that will go down in history as one of the largest events in eight man semi pro history exceeded expectations on the field.  The Lancaster County Cyclones, led by QB Greg Medina threw for four touchdown passes and ran for five, overcame some early mistakes to win 63-51 over the Upper Dauphin Comanche.

The game was to be a celebration of the Great Eastern Football Association’s fifteen years of being a league and they went all out.   Selinsgrove High School Stadium was the perfect site for this event.  Over 600 people got to see this game play out and over 10k got to view it on the HSG Network.  Even the Selinsgrove High School band, which performed at half time, was perfect.

Defensive end Jimmy Buckner had 1.5 sacks and 4 tackles for loss to go with his game high 11 tackles.  The Cyclones defense seemed confused at times, not being able to stop the running attack by Comanche QB Brandon Derr.  After losing their gap clogging nose guard, Ray Chant-Smith in the conference championship a week prior, it was Buckner who stepped up his game and provided the much needed spark.

Keystone Bowl 15 didn’t start off ideally for the defending Keystone Bowl champions as Shifflet fumbled the opening kickoff and it was recovered by the Comanche.

“That’s definitely not the way you want to start a game.  I saw the Comanche recover the fumble deep in our territory and I was like are you kidding me?” – Brent Melhorn, Cyclones HC

A couple plays later the Comanche found the end zone with an unlikely run by TE Trey Campbell for five yards.  The extra point failed but the Cyclones found themselves in a hole quickly down 6-0.

“We’ve been here before.  Just last week we were down twenty one points early.  Nothing you can do about it, except answer.” – Matt Tavarez, Cyclones TE

After an interception stalled the Cyclones opening drive the Comanche had the chance to potentially blow the game wide open early in the first quarter.

“We’ve been scoring with ease all season, these last two games we seemed to have struggled in the first quarter but I know our defense would step up and bail us out.” Brent Melhorn, Cyclones HC

The Cyclones defense did just that, stopping the Comanche, forcing them to punt.  That next drive for Lancaster led to a Jason Nyhart four yard TD run, his first of two in the quarter.  He would later catch one late in the first to tie the game at 12-12.

Keystone Bowl 15 had everything you could ever ask for in a game.  Drama. Intensity. Passion.  Neither team willing to back down.  The game saw five lead the changes in the second half, four of which coming in the fourth quarter.

Cyclones QB Greg Medina stepped up where he had to in the big game, 10-15 for 145 yards while running the ball eighteen times for 125 yards, and named the Keystone Bowl 15 Most Valuable Player.

Caseem Johnson rushed for 82 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns for the Comanche, who also had a strong effort from Greg Williams with 42 yards on 4 catches and also had two touchdowns.  In his fourth Keystone Bowl start of his career, Derr threw for 69 yards on 8-18 passing for the Comanche with two touchdowns.  What was more impressive for the signal caller was his fifteen rushing attempts for 53 yards and three touchdowns.

Late in the second quarter it seemed like the Cyclones were pulling away up 25-12 when Brandon Derr brought the Comanche back within six.  Derr scored from four yards out as time expired.  Trey Campbell would run in the extra point to make it 37-31 at half time.

“We knew we needed that score before the half.  Especially knowing we were getting the ball to start the second.  Huge momentum shift going into half time.” – Monk Williams, Comanche HC

Riding that momentum into the second half the Comanche once again scored on the opening drive of a half on another TD run from Derr.  The Comanche would pull some trickery on the extra point as Trey Campball would find a wide open Dwayne Lee in the back of the end zone for the conversion and the lead, 39-37.

Late in the 3rd quarter, down by two, the Cyclones would call on their QB once more.  Greg Medina takes off for 30 yards to regain the lead.

“I knew we needed a play.  That run was all heart.  I wasn’t going to be denied.” – Greg Medina, Cyclones QB

The Cyclones took the lead 43-39 going into the fourth quarter but the Comanche weren’t going to go down quietly.  Caseem Johnson would run it in from five yards out to give the Comanche back the lead.

“As a piece of the puzzle, you want to contribute anywhere you can.  Derr told me to get us the lead back and I’m not trying to disappoint him or my team.” – Caseem Johnson, Comanche RB

Caseem would later score again late in the fourth to tie the game, 51-51.  Both teams showed tremendous heart.  Neither team backing down.

Down 57-51 late in the fourth, the Comanche defense needed a stop.  The Cyclones offense was looking for the dagger and on fourth down they found it.

“The drive seemed to be stalling so I called a time out.  I brought the guys over and told Medina to run.  It was Tavarez who said no and called his own play.  Just heads up football by one of our vets.” – Brent Melhorn, Cyclones HC

With less than two minutes left in the game, Greg Medina delivered the dagger.  On a fake QB power Medina hit a wide open Matt Tavarez for the touchdown.

“I turned to my guy and told him to watch Matt.  I just felt like it was coming but when you have Medina back there eyes tend to go to him especially in a run situation.  It was a great call in that moment by a great team.” – Mark Anthony, Comanche LB

For the Comanche, the loss marks a bitter end to an otherwise memorable season, which saw a franchise record 8 wins and its first trip to the Keystone Bowl.  While the Cyclones win their fifth championship in six years.

Saturday’s victory caps off a record setting run for the Cyclones offense.  They set the record for most points scored in a ten game season (660) and averaged 66 points a game.

“I mean business as usual, am I right?” – Brent Melhorn, Cyclones HC

The Lancaster County Cyclones Dynasty wrote yet another chapter in the history books for the Great Eastern Football Association as one of the greatest teams ever.  Keystone Bowl 15 also wrote its own chapter.  Just like the first AFL/NFL championship in 1966, it combined state of the art technology with family friendly entertainment. It created a standard for the rest of the country to follow.

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2019 GEFA Playoffs – Keystone Bowl XV

2019 GEFA Playoffs

Divisional Round

The 2019 playoffs are officially here and the final stages to Keystone Bowl XV have been set! The GEFA this year introduced conference rankings for the first time, allowing teams to be ranked based off their outcome with inner-conference opponents with the top four from each conference representing the league. This format falls in line with other traditional systems and makes it easier to determine seeding when it comes down to playoffs. Some may think that moving to this format allows teams to “take-off” for out-of-conference games, however, one should not jump to that conclusion considering overall record is taken into affect as one potential tie-breaker should it ever come down to it. Here are your 2019 round 1 playoff matchups:

#4 Monroe County Diamondbacks (5-5) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (10-0)

#3 NEPA Shock (7-3) @ #2 Wilkes-Barre Warriors (8-2)

#4 DuBois Area Mt. Lions (6-4) @ #1 Moshannon Valley Vikings (8-3)

#3 Mifflin County Tomahawks (5-5) @ #2 Upper Dauphin Comanche (8-3)

Good luck to all teams!


[EDIT] Updated: June 8, 2019

Conference Finals

The final four teams are set for the Conference Finals en route to Keystone Bowl XV. Here are your Mountain and Valley conference final matchups:

#3 NEPA Shock (8-3) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (11-0)

#2 Upper Dauphin Comanche (9-3) @ #1 Moshannon Valley Vikings (9-3)

Good luck to all teams!


[EDIT] Updated: June 16, 2019

Keystone Bowl XV

The Lancaster County Cyclones are representing the Valley conference, continuing to make league history by making it back to their sixth consecutive Keystone Bowl to battle against a new Mountain conference champion, the Upper Dauphin Comanche, who are making team history of their own by advancing to their first championship ever! The Conference finals held some great rematches and this is bound to be another great one to end the season!

Keystone Bowl XV is set to kickoff at 7PM at Selingsgrove Area High School with live announcers and hot/cold concessions and beverages being served all day. The address to the championship game is:

Selingsgrove Area High School
500 N Broad St
Selingsgrove, PA 17870

#2 Upper Dauphin Comanche (10-3) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (12-0)

Good luck to both teams!

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[EDIT] Updated: June 24, 2019

Keystone Bowl XV

Keystone XV was one of the best championship battles we have seen in recent memory! Congratulations to the the Lancaster County Cyclones on coming out on top and pulling out the upset victory over the Upper Dauphin Comanche, taking home their 4th consecutive Keystone Bowl with a 63-51 win. This championship puts the Cyclones at a league record 5 Keystone Bowl championships!

2019 Playoff Scenarios – Updated

Week 11 Scenarios

Seed Conference Team Overall Conf Rec
1 9-0 6-0
1 7-3 7-0
2 8-2 6-1
2/3 6-3 4-2
2/3/4 7-2 3-2
3/4 5-4 3-3

Yesterdays games have wrapped up  and Week 10 is in the books, with two teams officially clinching their seeding and one team clinching a berth for playoffs en route to Keystone Bowl XV. Above is the current table of all teams that have clinched a playoff berth and seed thus far.

For the Valley, the Cyclones have officially locked up the 1 seed and home field advantage through the playoffs with a big win over the Warriors, while the Comanche locked up the 2 seed for the Mountain with a big win of their own over the Wildcats. The Mt Lions win over the Jaguars also clinched them a playoff berth, leaving only one remaining spot both in the Mountain and Valley Conferences.

The Tomahawks had a chance to come out of NEPA with the W today, leading the Shock 20-0 at the half. If they could have managed to pull off the upset, that would have clinched them a playoff berth even though the Shock are in the Valley conference due to SOS. This means that even if the Wildcats do come away with the win in Lewistown, the Tomahawks would have still advanced over them. However, this was not the case and the Shock were able to rally big in the second half, flipping the script and shutting out the Tomahawks 29-20.

Luckily, this week is a lot easier to determine winners and there will be no need for any SOS to be used as a fourth tie-breaker. Here are your week 11 playoff seeding scenarios:

Mountain

PosTeamWLCWCL
110481
29481
35653
46544

Valley

PosTeamWLCWCL
113080
28453
38343
45634

Legend: (*) – home field advantage | (Y) – clinched playoff berth | (X) – in the hunt

Valley Conference

(y) NEPA Shock
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - owned by Warriors

Opponents Remaining: vs Jaguars
Best Possible Record: 7-3 (4-2)
Worst Possible Record: 6-4 (4-2)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 2 Seed with Warriors loss vs Rage
  • 3 Seed with Warriors win vs Rage (H2H)
(y) Wilkes-Barre Warriors
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - over Shock
H2H* - owned by Diamondbacks

Opponents Remaining: vs Rage
Best Possible Record: 8-2 (4-2)
Worst Possible Record: 7-3 (3-3)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 2 Seed with win vs Rage (H2H)
  • 3 seed with loss vs Rage AND Maniacs win over Diamondbacks
  • 4 seed with loss vs Rage AND Diamondbacks win over Maniacs (H2H*)
(x) Benton Maniacs
Playoff Status : In the hunt

Opponents Remaining: @Diamondbacks
Best Possible Record: 6-4 (3-3)
Worst Possible Record: 5-5 (2-4)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 4 Seed with win vs Diamondbacks
  • Eliminated with loss vs Diamondbacks
(x) Monroe County Diamondbacks
Playoff Status : In the hunt
H2H - over Warriors

Opponents Remaining: vs Maniacs
Best Possible Record: 5-5 (3-3)
Worst Possible Record: 4-6 (2-4)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 3 seed with win vs Maniacs AND Warriors loss vs Rage (H2H)
  • 4 Seed with win vs Maniacs AND Warriors win over Rage
  • Eliminated with loss vs Maniacs

Mountain Conference

(y) NCP Mt Lions
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - over Wildcats
H2H* - owned by Tomahawks

Opponents Remaining: @Gorillas*
Best Possible Record: 6-4 (4-3)
Worst Possible Record: 6-4 (4-3)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 3 Seed with Wildcats win over Tomahawks (H2H)
  • 4 Seed with Tomahawks win over Wildcats (H2H*)

*Gorillas forfeit is reason Mt Lions auto advance a week early and cannot have a worse record

(x) Mifflin County Tomahawks
Playoff Status : In the hunt
OAR - due to Wildcats finishing 5-5

Opponents Remaining: vs Wildcats
Best Possible Record: 5-5 (5-2)
Worst Possible Record: 4-6 (4-3)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 3 Seed with win vs Wildcats
  • Eliminated with loss vs Wildcats (OAR)
(x) Williamsport Wildcats
Playoff Status : In the hunt
OAR - by finishing 5-5

Opponents Remaining: @Tomahawks
Best Possible Record: 5-5 (4-3)
Worst Possible Record: 4-6 (3-4)

Potential scenarios:

  • 4 Seed with win vs Tomahawks (OAR)
  • Eliminated with loss vs Tomahawks 

Legend: (H2H) – head-to-head | (SOS) – strength of schedule | (OAR) – overall record 

week 10 Scenarios

We have two more weeks of regular season play to go before the playoffs are officially here. With that being said, here are some potential clinches that can be played out in Week 10:

  • Tomahawks and Wildcats clinch playoff berths with Mt Lions loss vs Jaguars
  • Tomahawks clinch playoff berth with win vs Shock OR Wildcats win over Comanche
  • Cyclones clinch #1 & home field with win vs Warriors
  • Comanche clinch #2 with win vs Wildcats

For the most part, both conferences have all teams locked in, however, both conferences also have teams that can make some surprise pushes and jumps in the standings with two more weeks of season play. In one crazy situation that is sure to spark some chatter, there is a potential to have a three way conference tie in the Mountain between the Mt Lions, Tomahawks, and Wildcats. Here is are the two outcomes that would need to happen for that to occur:

  • Tomahawks win vs Shock and lose vs Wildcats
  • Wildcats loss vs Comanche and win vs Tomahawks

Should these scenarios unfold, all three teams would be tied with a 4-3 conference record overall, with the Mt Lions finishing the season at 6-4 overall and the Tomahawks and Wildcats finishing tied at 5-5 overall. Our current playoff tie-breaker are Conference Wins > H2H > Overall wins > SOS. The thing that makes this situation even harder is the fact that should this happen, that means all three teams have beat each other H2H at least once, therefore, we must go down the line to the third tie breaker which is overall wins. With that, Mt Lions would take the 3 seed as they finish 6-4 overall but we now have a tie between Wildcats and Tomahawks for the overall record at 5-5, so we must move to the fourth tie-breaker, SOS.

Here is a breakdown of the SOS between the three teams against all out-of-conference (Valley) matches, showing the average score of points of the Valley opponents they faced:

Wildcats Valley games: Warriors, Maniacs, Rage (42ppg, 25ppg, 20ppg) – 29.0avg ppg scored by opponent

Mt Lions Valley games: Diamondbacks, Shock, Cyclones (24ppg, 46ppg, 68ppg) – 46.0avg ppg scored by opponents

Tomahawks Valley games: Cyclones, Warriors, Shock (68ppg, 42ppg, 46ppg)  – 52.0 avg ppg scored by opponents

I also took a look at overall point score differential (points scored against points given up) for each team against all other Mountain conference teams thus far just to see where each team would rank in regards to conference play :
Wildcats: 156-195 (not including Comanche or Tomahawks)
Tomahawks: 194-174 (not including Wildcats)
Mt Lions: 170-182 (not including Jaguars; does include 6 points in favor of Gorillas forfeit)

With all that being said, that means the Tomahawks would take the 4 seed with a stronger SOS as long as they win against the Shock but lose against Wildcats. If the Tomahawks lose to the Shock AND lose to the Wildcats, the Wildcats take the 4 seed due to a better overall finish (5-5) and Tomahawks are eliminated. Below is the current outlook of possible playoff scenario seedings depending on certain situations playing out. 

Valley Conference

(y) Lancaster County Cyclones
Playoff Status : Clinched

Opponents Remaining: vs Warriors, @Comanche
Best Possible Record: 10-0
Worst Possible Record: 8-2
Conference Record: 5-0

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 1 Seed with win vs Warriors
  • 2 Seed with loss vs Warriors AND Warriors win over Rage next week
(y) Wilkes-Barre Warriors
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - over Shock
H2H* - owned by Diamondbacks

Opponents Remaining: @Cyclones, vs Rage
Best Possible Record: 9-1
Worst Possible Record: 7-3
Conference Record: 3-1

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 1 Seed with win vs Cyclones AND win vs Rage next week
  • 2 Seed with loss vs Cyclones AND win vs Rage next week (H2H)
  • 3 seed with losses vs Cyclones AND vs Rage AND Maniacs win over Diamondbacks next week
  • 4 seed with losses vs Cyclones AND vs Rage AND Diamondbacks win over Maniacs next week (H2H*)
(y) NEPA Shock
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - owned by Warriors

Opponents Remaining: vs Tomahawks, vs Jaguars
Best Possible Record: 7-3
Worst Possible Record: 5-5
Conference Record: 4-2

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 2 Seed with Warriors losses vs Cyclones AND Rage
  • 3 Seed with Warriors win vs Cyclones OR Rage next week (H2H)
(x) Benton Maniacs
Playoff Status : In the hunt

Opponents Remaining: @Gorillas, @Diamondbacks
Best Possible Record: 6-4
Worst Possible Record: 4-6
Conference Record: 2-3

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 4 Seed with win vs Diamondbacks
  • Eliminated with loss vs Diamondbacks
(x) Monroe County Diamondbacks
Playoff Status : In the hunt
H2H - over Warriors

Opponents Remaining: @Raptors, vs Maniacs
Best Possible Record: 5-5
Worst Possible Record: 3-7
Conference Record: 1-3

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 3 seed with win vs Maniacs AND Warriors losses vs Cyclones AND vs Rage next week (H2H)
  • 4 Seed with win vs Maniacs AND Warriors win over Cyclones OR over Rage next week
  • Eliminated with loss vs Maniacs

Mountain Conference

(*) Moshannon Valley Vikings
Playoff Status : Clinched
#1 Seed

Opponents Remaining: vs Rage
Best Possible Record: 8-3
Worst Possible Record: 7-4
Conference Record: 7-0

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 1 Seed Clinched
(y) Upper Dauphin Comanche
Playoff Status : Clinched
H2H - over Tomahawks
H2H* - owned by Wildcats

Opponents Remaining: @Wildcats, vs Cyclones
Best Possible Record: 9-2
Worst Possible Record: 7-4
Conference Record: 5-1

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • 2 Seed with win vs Wildcats
  • 2 Seed with loss vs Wildcats AND Tomahawks win over Wildcats next week (H2H)
  • 3 Seed with loss vs Wildcats AND Tomahawks loss vs Wildcats next week (H2H*)
(x) Mifflin County Tomahawks
Playoff Status : In the hunt
H2H - over Mt Lions
SOS - over Wildcats
OAR - due to Wildcats finishing 5-5

Opponents Remaining: @Shock, vs Wildcats
Best Possible Record: 6-4
Worst Possible Record: 4-6
Conference Record: 4-2

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • Clinch playoff berth with Mt Lions loss vs Jaguars
  • Clinch playoff berth with win vs Shock OR Wildcats win over Comanche
  • 3 Seed with win vs Wildcats next week
  • 4 Seed with Wildcats win over Comanche this week AND Tomahawks loss vs Wildcats next week (H2H)
  • 4 Seed with win vs Shock AND Comanche win over Wildcats AND a Tomahawk loss vs Wildcats next week (SOS)
  • Eliminated with losses to Shock AND Wildcats (OAR)
(x) Williamsport Wildcats
Playoff Status : In the hunt
H2H - over Comanche
OAR - owned by finishing 5-5
H2H* - owned by Mt Lions
SOS - owned by Tomahawks

Opponents Remaining: vs Comanche, @Tomahawks
Best Possible Record: 6-4 (5-2)
Worst Possible Record: 4-6 (3-4)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • Clinch playoff berth with Mt Lions loss vs Jaguars
  • 2 Seed with wins vs Comanche AND Tomahawks (H2H)
  • 4 Seed with loss vs Comanche AND Tomahawks loss vs Shock AND a Wildcats win vs Tomahawks next week (OAR)
  • Eliminated with any combo of:
    • win vs Comanche AND loss vs Tomahawks next week (H2H*)
    • loss vs Comanche AND Tomahawks win over Shock AND Wildcats win vs Tomahawks next week (SOS)
    • losses vs Comanche AND Tomahawks
(x) NCP Mt Lions
Playoff Status : In the hunt
OAR - owned by finishing 6-4
H2H - over Wildcats
H2H* - owned by Tomahawks

Opponents Remaining: vs Jaguars, @Gorillas
Best Possible Record: 6-4 (4-2)
Worst Possible Record: 5-5* (3-4)

Potential seeding scenarios:

  • Clinch playoff berth with win vs Jaguars AND Comanche win over Wildcats
  • 3 Seed with win vs Jaguars AND Comanche win over Wildcats AND Wildcats win over Tomahawks next week (OAR)
  • 4 Seed with win vs Jaguars AND Tomahawks win over Wildcats next week (H2H)
  • Eliminated with any combo of:
    • loss to Jaguars
    • Wildcat wins over Comanche AND Tomahawks (H2H*)

*Gorillas forfeit is reason Mt Lions auto advance win a win

Legend: (H2H) – head-to-head | (SOS) – strength of schedule | (OAR) – overall record 

2018 GEFA Playoffs

2018 GEFA Playoffs

Quarter-Finals

2018 Playoffs – First Round

Playoffs are officially here and Keystone Bowl XIV is less than a month away! This year the GEFA switched it up a bit and although they are continuing the crossover playoff format, this years playoff format consists of the best 8 teams in the entire league, regardless of the conference each team is in. This allows the best of the best to battle it out head to head to determine a championship of the absolute two best teams in the league. Here are your 2018 round 1 playoff matchups:

#8 Columbia County Phantoms (4-5) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (10-0)

#5 Cumberland Valley Hitmen (7-3) @ #4 NEPA Shock (7-2)

#7 DuBois Area Mt. Lions (6-3) @ #2 Mifflin County Tomahawks (7-2)

#6 Upper Dauphin Comanche (7-3) @ #3 Moshannon Valley Vikings (7-2)

Who goes home? Who moves on to the final four? Some good matchups are in store for what may be one of the most competitive, hardest fought, GEFA playoffs in history. Check back next week to see if your favorite team is still alive.


Semi-Finals

2018 Playoffs – Second Round

The final four teams hunting for a spot in Keystone Bowl XIV are locked in. Here are your round 2 playoff matchups:

#4 NEPA Shock (8-2) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (11-0)

#3 Moshannon Valley Vikings (8-2) @ #2 Mifflin County Tomahawks (8-2)

Good luck to the remaining four teams!


Keystone Bowl XIV

2018 Playoffs – Keystone Bowl XIV

Cyclones are back to their fifth consecutive Keystone bowl to represent the Valley and after two years the Mountain conference has a new representative with the Vikings advancing to their first championship! This is a rematch from earlier this season that came down to the wire and should be another classic to end the 14th season of the league.

The All-Star game will be kicking off on June 30th at 4PM followed by the GEFA Hall of Fame and Awards ceremony shortly after. Once done, Keystone Bowl XIV will be kicking off at 7PM. Hot and cold concessions will be served all day for both events. The address to the field is:

Memorial Field

100 Loch Lomond Rd

Philipsurg, PA 16866

#3 Moshannon Valley Vikings (9-2) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones (12-0)

Good luck to both teams!


2018 Keystone Bowl XIV Champions

2018 Playoffs – Keystone Bowl XIV Champions

2018 Playoff Scenarios

Week 10 ScenariosWeek 9 ScenariosWeek 8 Scenarios

Week 10 Playoff Scenarios

Last week of the season is finally here and the playoff picture is starting to become more clear. ALMOST. Still a lot of possibilities and scenarios on the board heading into the final week of the season, so this should be a fun-filled, action packed weekend of games.

Mount Joy Cyclones (9-0)

Opponents Remaining: @ Hitmen
Best Possible Record: 10-0
Worst Possible Record: 9-1
Strength of Schedule:  N/A
Clinched: 1 seed, Home field advantage throughout playoffs, First Round Game vs Phantoms


Mifflin County Tomahawks (7-2)

Opponents Remaining: Season complete
Final Record: 7-2
Strength of Schedule: 58 (in 9 games)
Clinched: Top 4 Seed

Potential alternate seeding scenarios:

  • 2 Seed if Hitmen lose to Cyclones
  • 3 Seed if Hitmen beat Cyclones
  • 4 seed if Hitmen beat Cyclones AND Vikings, Tigers, Maniacs, Comanche, AND Predators win (read below)

The Tomahawks own a 5 point Strength of Schedule lead on the Mountain Lions so even if they tie, the Tomahawks get the higher seed.

However, the Tomahawks and Vikings are currently tied in Strength of Schedule at 58. If the Vikings beat the Mountain Lions, finish tied with the Tomahawks, and are still tied in SOS, the Vikings would get the higher seed based on a higher point differential. We can look at the games that will affect this Strength of Schedule by ignoring the Tomahawk and Viking common opponents and just look at the differences in their schedule.

Tomahawks Opponent SOS Points Vikings Opponent SOS Points
Comanche 6 Tigers 5
Warriors 3 Maniacs 3
Vikings 8 Tomahawks 9
Total 17 Total 17

The Vikings could gain a point if the Maniacs beat the Comanche. The Tigers cannot move up and the Tomahawks are already giving the Vikings the max amount of points. They would also lose a point if the Shock beat the Tigers.

The Tomahawks can gain a point with Warriors win over the Predators. However, the most interesting thing would happen with a Vikings win over the Mountain Lions. That would put the Vikings into a tie with the Tomahawks for 1st in the Mountain and then the Tomahawks would receive 9 points for playing the Vikings instead of the 8 points they are getting now.

All of this breaks down to the fact that it is going to be very hard for the Vikings to pass the Tomahawks. For the Vikings to pass the Tomahawks, they would need: a win against the Mountain Lions, a Maniacs win over the Comanche, a Predators win against the Warriors, and a Tigers win against the Shock.


Cumberland Valley Hitmen (7-2)

Opponents Remaining: vs Cyclones
Best Possible Record: 8-2
Worst Possible Record: 7-3
Strength of Schedule: 62
Clinched:  Top 5 seed

Finish 1-0:

  • 2 seed

Finish 0-1:

  • 4 seed if Shock lose
  • 5 seed if Shock win

(Comanche cannot pass Hitmen because Hitmen own SOS tiebreaker)


Moshannon Valley Vikings (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: @ DuBois
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 58 (in 9 games)
Clinched: Top 7 seed

Finish 1-0:

  • 2 seed if Hitmen lose to Cyclones AND Maniacs, Predators, and Tigers all win
  • 3 seed if Hitmen beat Cyclones AND Maniacs, Predators, and Tigers all win
  • 3 seed if Hitmen lose to Cyclones AND Maniacs, Predators, OR Tigers lose
  • 4 seed if Hitmen beat Cyclones AND Maniacs, Predators, OR Tigers lose

Finish 0-1:

  • 5 seed if Shock lose AND Comanche lose
  • 6 seed if Shock OR Comanche lose
  • 7 seed is Shock AND Comanche win

Dubois Area Mountain Lions (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: vs Vikings
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 53 (in 9 games)
Clinched: Top 7 Seed

NOTE: Dubois has a 1 point SOS lead on the Shock. See the Shock section for how this could change.

Finish 1-0:

  • 3 Seed if Shock lose to Tigers AND Hitmen lose to Cyclones
  • 3 Seed if Hitmen lose to Cyclones, Shock win AND DuBois stays ahead of Shock in SOS
  • 4 Seed if Shock lose to Tigers OR Hitmen lose to Cyclones OR Shock win AND DuBois stays ahead in SOS
  • 5 Seed if Hitmen beat Cyclones, Shock beat Tigers AND Shock pass DuBois in SOS

Finish 0-1:

  • 5 Seed if Comanche lose AND Shock lose AND DuBois stays ahead of Shock in SOS
  • 6 Seed if Comanche lose AND Shock win
  • 6 Seed if Comanche lose AND Shock lose but Shock pass DuBois in SOS
  • 6 Seed if Comanche wins AND Shock lose but DuBois stays ahead of Shock in SOS
  • 7 Seed if Comanche win AND Shock win
  • 7 Seed if Comanche win AND Shock lose but Shock pass DuBois in SOS

NEPA Shock (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: @Tigers
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 52 (in 9 games)
Clinched: 7 seed

NOTE: To tie or pass DuBois in SOS, the Shock need 1 or more of the following to occur:

Wildcats loss, DuBois win, Warriors win. Ironically, a Shock loss (and Comanche win) would hurt DuBois SOS and help the Shock SOS

Finish 1-0:

  • 3 seed if Hitmen lose, Vikings lose, AND Shock pass DuBois in SOS (see above)
  • 4 seed if Hitmen win, Vikings lose, AND Shock pass DuBois in SOS
  • 4 seed if Hitmen lose AND Vikings lose but cannot pass DuBois in SOS
  • 4 seed if Hitmen lose AND Vikings win
  • 5 seed if Hitmen win AND Vikings win

Finish 0-1:

  • 5 seed if DuBois loses, Comanche lose, AND Shock pass DuBois SOS
  • 6 seed if DuBois loses, Comanche lose, but Shock cannot pass DuBois SOS
  • 6 seed if DuBois wins AND Comanche lose
  • 7 seed if DuBois loses, Comanche win, but Shock cannot pass DuBois SOS
  • 7 seed if DuBois and Comanche win

Upper Dauphin Comanche (6-3)

Opponents Remaining: @ Maniacs
Best Possible Record: 7-3
Worst Possible Record: 6-4
Strength of Schedule: 60
Clinched: 7 seed

NOTE: With a win, the Comanche will pass the loser of Vikings/DuBois.

Finish 1-0:

  • 4 seed if Hitmen lose AND Comanche tie Hitmen in SOS (Dubois win, Wildcat loss would drop 2 points from the Hitman SOS)
  • 5 seed if Shock lose
  • 6 seed if Shock win

Finish 0-1:

  • 7 seed 

Columbia County Phantoms (4-5)

Opponents Remaining: Season Complete
Clinched: 8 seed – First Round Game at Cyclones

Week 9 Playoff Scenarios

Lots of numbers and plenty of scenarios to wrap up week 9 heading into the final weeks of the season. Below is a breakdown of what each team needs to finish with to earn their respective seeding.

Mount Joy Cyclones (8-0)

Opponents Remaining: vs Phantoms, @ Hitmen
Best Possible Record: 10-0
Worst Possible Record: 8-2
Strength of Schedule: 60
Clinched: 3 Seed, First Round Home Game

Finish 2-0:

  • 1 Seed

Finish 1-1:

  • 1 Seed

Finish 0-2:

  • 1 Seed if Dubois goes 1-1 or 0-2 AND Hitmen go 1-1
  • 2 Seed if Dubois finish 2-0 OR Hitmen finish 2-0
  • 3 Seed if Dubois finishes 2-0 AND Hitmen finish 2-0

Dubois Area Mountain Lions (6-1)

Opponents Remaining: @ Shock, vs Vikings
Best Possible Record: 8-1
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 50 (In 9 games)
Clinched: 7 seed

Finish 2-0:

  • 1 seed if Cyclones finish 0-2
  • 2 seed otherwise

Finish 1-1 (beat Shock, lose to Vikings):

  • 3 seed if Tomahawks lose to Warriors AND Hitmen go 1-1 or 0-2
  • 4 seed if Tomahawks beat Warriors OR Hitmen go 2-0
  • 5 seed if Tomahawks beat Warriors AND Hitmen go 2-0

Finish 1-1 (lose to Shock, beat Vikings):

  • 2 seed if Warriors beat MiffCo AND Tigers beat Shock AND Hitmen go 0-2 or 1-1
  • 3 Seed if two of the above scenarios happen
  • 4 Seed if one of the above scenarios happen
  • 5 seed if none of the above scenarios happen

Finish 0-2:

  • 5 Seed if Hitmen go 1-1 OR 0-2 AND Comanche go 2-1, 1-2, or 0-3
  • 6 Seed if Hitmen go 1-1 OR Comanche go 2-1, 1-2, or 0-3
  • 7 Seed if Hitmen go 1-1 OR 2-0 AND Comanche go 3-0

Mifflin County Tomahawks (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: @ Warriors
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 60 (in 9 games)
Clinched: 7 seed

Finish 1-0:

  • 2 Seed if Dubois goes 0-2 or 1-1 AND Hitmen go 0-2 or 1-1
  • 3 Seed if Dubois goes 0-2 or 1-1 OR Hitmen go 0-2 or 1-1
  • 4 Seed if Dubois goes 2-0 AND Hitmen go 2-0

Finish 0-1:

  • 2 Seed if Dubois goes 0-2 AND Hitmen go 0-2 AND Vikings go 0-1 AND Shock go 1-1 or 0-2 AND Comanche go 1-2 OR 0-3
  • 3 Seed if four of the scenarios above happen
  • 4 Seed if three of the scenarios above happen
  • 5 Seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 6 Seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 7 Seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Moshannon Valley Vikings (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: @ Dubois
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-3
Strength of Schedule: 56 (in 9 games)
Clinched: 7 seed

Finish 1-0:

  • 2 seed if Dubois goes 1-1 or 0-2 AND Tomahawks go 0-1 AND Hitmen go 1-1 OR 0-2
  • 3 seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 4 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 5 seed if zero of the scenarios above happen

Finish 0-1:

  • 4 seed if Shock go 1-1 or 0-2 AND the Hitmen go 0-2 AND Comanche go 2-1, 1-2, OR 0-3
  • 5 seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 6 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 7 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Cumberland Valley Hitmen (6-2)

Opponents Remaining: @ Wildcats, vs Cyclones
Best Possible Record: 8-2
Worst Possible Record: 6-4
Strength of Schedule: 60
Clinched: 7 seed

Finish 2-0:

  • 1 seed if DuBois goes 1-1 or 0-2 AND Cyclones go 0-2
  • 2 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 3 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Finish 1-1:

  • 3 seed if Dubois finishes 0-2 (Vikings would be 1-0) AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND Shock finish 1-1 (beat Dubois, lose to Tigers)
  • 4 seed if Dubois beats Shock, loses to Vikings AND Tomahawks finish 0-1
  • 5 seed if Dubois beats Shock, loses to Vikings AND Tomahawks finish 1-0
  • 3 seed if Vikings finish 0-1 (Dubois would be 1-1 or 2-0) AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND Shock go 1-1 OR 0-2
  • 4 seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 5 seed if one of the scenarios above happen

Finish 0-2:

  • 5 seed if Shock finish 0-2 AND Comanche finish 0-2 or 1-1 (SOS tiebreaker held by Hitmen)
  • 6 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 7 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

NEPA Shock (5-2)

Opponents Remaining: vs Dubois, @ Tigers
Best Possible Record: 7-2
Worst Possible Record: 5-4
Strength of Schedule: 53 (in 9 games)
Clinched: Playoffs

Finish 2-0:

  • 2 seed if Hitmen finish 1-1 OR 0-2 AND Vikings finish 0-1 AND Tomahawks finish 0-1
  • 3 seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 4 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 5 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Finish 1-1 (beat Tigers, lose to DuBois):

  • 5 seed if Hitmen finish 0-2 AND Comanche finish 1-1 OR 0-2
  • 6 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 7 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Finish 1-1 (beat Dubois, lose to Tigers):

  • 4 seed if Dubois finished 0-2 AND Comanche finish 1-1 OR 0-2 AND Hitmen finish 0-2
  • 5 seed if two of the scenarios above happen
  • 6 seed if one of the scenarios above happen
  • 7 seed if none of the scenarios above happen

Finish 0-2:

  • 6 seed if Comanche finish 0-2 AND Phantoms finish 0-1 (Phantoms own SOS tiebreak)
  • 7 seed if Comanche finish 1-1 OR Phantoms finish 1-0
  • 8 seed if Comanche finish 1-1 AND Phantoms finish 1-0

Upper Dauphin Comanche (5-3)

Opponents Remaining: @ Jaguars, @ Maniacs
Best Possible Record: 7-3
Worst Possible Record: 5-5
Strength of Schedule: 58
Clinched: Playoffs

Finish 2-0:

  • 3 seed if DuBois finishes 0-2 (Vikings 1-0) AND the Shock beat DuBois AND lose to the Tigers AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND the Hitmen finish 0-2
  • 3 seed if DuBois finishes 1-1 by beating the Vikings, losing to the Shock AND the Shock lose to the Tigers AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND the Hitmen finish 0-2
  • 3 Seed if DuBois goes 2-0 AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND the Hitmen finish 0-2
  • 4 seed if DuBois goes 1-1 by beating the Shock and losing to the Vikings AND Tomahawks finish 0-1 AND the Hitmen finish 0-2

A Vikings win, 1 DuBois win, 2 Shock wins, 1 Tomahawk win and 1 Hitmen win are what each of these teams need to finish ahead of the Comanche if the Comanche go 2-0. If they go 2-0 they could finish as high as a 3 seed and would only fall as low as a 6 seed.

Finish 1-1:

  • 6 seed if Shock finish 0-2
  • 7 seed if Shock finish 1-1 or 2-0

Finish 0-2:

  • 7 seed if Phantoms finish 0-1
  • 8 seed if Phantoms finish 1-0

Columbia County Phantoms (4-4)

Opponents Remaining: @ Cyclones
Best Possible Record: 5-4
Worst Possible Record: 4-5
Strength of Schedule: 57 (9 Games)
Clinched: Playoffs

Finish 1-0:

  • 7 seed if Comanche finish 0-2
  • 8 seed otherwise

Week 8 Playoff Scenarios

 

We are close enough to the end of the season with teams only having 2 or 3 games remaining that we can begin looking at playoff scenarios. Without getting too crazy or looking too far ahead, I am going to attempt to look at this week’s games and sort out what a win or a loss will do for our top 9 teams.

With a win this week the Cyclones (8-0) continue to set the pace for the rest of the top 8 and lock up a top 3 playoff spot as well as a first round home game. With a loss, they would only fall as far as 2 with a Dubois win or not at all if Dubois loses.

Dubois (6-0) is in the unfortunate spot of not being able to catch the Cyclones unless the Cyclones slip up, due to only having 9 games. A Dubois win guarantees them a spot in the top 5 for the year. A win this week and a Mount Joy loss, they jump to the 1 spot. A loss knocks them to 6-1 and gives the Shock a chance to pass them for the 2 seed for this week, which doesn’t really matter because those two teams will face each other in week 10 anyway. No one else is in a position to pass them for this week.

Our current 3 seed, the Shock (5-1), have a playoff spot clinched, but could still end up anywhere between 1-8 at this point. They could grab the 2 seed for now with a win and a Mountain Lion loss. A win also keeps hopes alive for a 1 seed. If they lose, they could fall as far as the 6 seed depending on the outcomes of other games discussed below.

Moving on to the 4th seeded Hitmen (6-2), we find a team coming off a tough loss that will need to wait until June 2nd to take their frustrations out on another team. Being idle, the Hitmen could still drop a spot with a Mifflin County win and SOS tiebreaker due to a 3 way tie, or gain a spot with a Shock loss. They are already guaranteed a spot in the playoffs and a top 7 seed and still have hope for the 1 seed if they win out and get help.

The Vikings (5-2) cannot gain a spot with only a win and no help due to the head-to-head loss to the Hitmen. A win does lock up a playoff spot in the top 6 and would gain them a position if coupled with a Shock loss or (and this gets weird) a MiffCo win and SOS tiebreaker due to a 3 way tie. This tiebreak would be for the 3 seed if the Shock lose. The 1 seed is still in play if the Vikings win out and get help.  If they slip up, they still are locked in the playoffs and a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Phantoms means they still could not fall below 7. They could see MiffCo and/or the Comanche pass them if they fall to 5-3.

Sitting at number 6, coming off a loss and headed into a big game with Dubois, we have the Tomahawks (5-2). They have already locked up a playoff spot and cannot fall below the 7 seed because of a head to head tiebreaker with the Phantoms. A win and a Vikings win creates a 3 way tie breaker scenario for the 4 seed with a Shock win or the 3 seed with a Shock loss. A win with a Vikings loss puts them at 4 with the head to head tiebreak over the Hitmen and if you add a Shock loss to that, they would jump all the way to 3. They are still alive for a 1 seed with a win and help. A loss doesn’t hurt them for this week as they own the head to head tie break with the Comanche but does mean they could lose a spot in the last week of their season.

At number 7 we have the Comanche (4-3) coming off arguably the biggest win in their history. Mathematically they have not clinched a playoff spot yet and are the first team in our rankings that are unable to clinch the top seed. They could, however, wind ups as high as the 2 seed if they win out and get help. This week, a win alone won’t bump them up, but a win and a Viking loss puts SOS tiebreaker into play (I am assuming to be won by the Vikings) and the Tomahawks have head to head tiebreaker over them. So, a win won’t move them up a spot, but it would clinch them a playoff spot, all but eliminate SCP from the playoffs, and put them in great position to move up if they continue to handle business as other teams fall. A loss and a Phantoms win won’t change anything because the Comanche hold the head to head over the Phantoms but it does mean they have to go 1-1 in their last 2 to make the playoffs, keeps the Predators in the running for a playoff spot and means they will have a much harder time getting a home playoff game or moving up at all.

For the final position we are down to 2 teams with the Wildcats being mathematically eliminated last week with their forfeit loss to the Phantoms. That forfeit win by the Phantoms (3-4) bumped the Predators (2-5) out of the playoffs, for now, and set up a two team race for the 8th and final seed. A Phantoms win this week means the best SCP can hope for is a SOS tiebreaker if they can win out and the Cyclones take care of the Phantoms in week 11. A Phantom loss means they would need to beat the Cyclones in week 11 to avoid a SOS tiebreaker vs the Preds, if the Preds can finish 1-1. If SCP goes 0-2, the Phantoms clinch regardless of how they finish. If SCP goes 2-0, the Phantoms need to go 1-1 for force the SOS tiebreaker. If the Phantoms go 0-2, the Predators need to go 1-1 to force the tiebreaker and could go 2-0 to take the 8th position outright.

That is all I have for this week. I didn’t go into individual SOS tiebreakers just yet because there I just too much football to be played. Good luck to all and looking forward to seeing some of these scenarios begin to sort themselves out over the next few weeks.

2017 GEFA Playoffs

2017 GEFA Playoffs

Quarter-Finals

2017 Playoffs – First Round

The time is finally here and Keystone Bowl XIII is only three weeks away! This year, GEFA is continuing the crossover playoff format, which features 4 Valley and 4 Mountain Conference teams going head to head to determine a champion. Here are your 2017 round 1 playoff matchups:

Valley #4 Schuylkill County Predators (4-5) @ Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks(10-0)

Valley #3 NEPA Shock (6-3) @ Mountain #2 Dubois Area Mountain Lions(8-2)

Mountain #4 Tri-Town Braves (6-4) @ Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones(9-0)

Mountain #3 Moshannon Valley Vikings (6-3) @ Valley #2 Cumberland Valley Hitmen (8-1)

Who goes home? Who moves on to the final four? Some interesting matchups are set for this years playoffs and in just a few short days, we will see who is hungry enough to move on to the next round. Check back next week to see if your favorite team is still alive.


Semi-Finals

2017 Playoffs – Second Round

The final four teams hunting for the final spots in Keystone Bowl XIII are set. This year we have the Tomahawks clinching and representing the Mountain Conference as the last team standing for them and for the first time ever, a #3 seed has moved on to the second round of the playoffs as the Shock were able to pull off the win against the Mt Lions in their playoff rematch of the year. Here are your round 2 playoff matchups:

Valley #2 Cumberland Valley Hitmen (9-1) @ Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks(11-0)

Valley #3 NEPA Shock (7-3) @ Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones(10-0)

Good luck to the remaining four teams!


2017 Playoffs – Championship

The championship match is set. The GEFA would like to congratulate the Mifflin County Tomahawks and Mount Joy Cyclones on reaching Keystone Bowl XIII, both with undefeated, perfect records, and both with back to back bowl appearances! The Tomahawks look to finally get revenge on a humiliating Keystone bowl loss last year while the Cyclones look to finish out on top with their second undefeated season in a row.  This should be a great matchup between the two best teams in the GEFA! 

Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones vs  Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks 

Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM. The address for the game is Veterans Stadium, 201 Eberly Dr, Shippensburg, PA 17257. 

Hope to see great attendance for Keystone Bowl XIII. Good luck to both teams!


2017 Keystone Bowl XIII Champions

2017 Playoffs – Keystone Bowl XIII Champions

2016 GEFA Playoffs

2016 GEFA Playoffs

Quarter-Finals

2016 Playoffs - Quarter-Finals
2016 Playoffs – Quarter-Finals

 It’s that time of year again the quest for the Keystone Bowl is upon us. We’re down to the final 8. This year the GEFA is introducing their crossover playoff format. Which features 4 Valley and 4 Mountain Conference teams going head to head to determine a champion. Here are your 2016 round 1 playoff Matchups.

Valley #4 NEPA Shock(7-3) @ Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks(9-1)

Valley #3 Anthracite Reapers(8-2) @ Mountain #2 Dubois Area Mountain Lions(9-1)

Mountain #4 State College Flash(7-3) @ Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones(10-0)

Mountain #3 Montour County Bucks(7-3) @ Valley #2 Cumberland Valley Hitmen(9-1)

Who goes home? Who moves on to the final four? We’re just a few short days away from having those questions answered. Check back next week to see if your favorite team is still alive.


Semi-Finals

2016 Playoffs - Semi-Finals
2016 Playoffs – Semi-Finals


The final four is set with two very exciting games to look forward too.  No “upsets” took place in round 1 with all 4 of the higher seeds moving on. All 4 of these bandwagons are filling up at a rapid pace. Who’s bandwagon are you jumping on? Here are you semifinal Matchups  

Mountain #2 Dubois Area Mountain Lions @ Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones(06/18/2016 3pm)

Valley #2 Cumberland Valley Hitmen @ Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks(06/18/2016 7pm)

Good luck to all four teams still in the hunt for the Keystone Bowl. Check back next week to find out who will be appearing in Keystone Bowl Xll.


Championship

2016 Playoffs - Championship
2016 Playoffs – Championship

Then there were two.. The GEFA would like to congratulate the Mifflin County Tomahawks and Mount Joy Cyclones on reaching Keystone Bowl XII. It should be a heck of a game in a rematch for the regular season, in which the Cyclones drubbed the Tomahawks. Will the Tomahawks get their revenge and win the game that counts the most? Or will the Cyclones finish their magical undefeated season with a Keystone Bowl victory. Only time will tell…

Valley #1 Mount Joy Cyclones vs  Mountain #1 Mifflin County Tomahawks 

Kickoff is set for 2pm, the address for the game is Hess Memorial Field 1707 Shingletown Road Boalsburg Pa 16827 

Hope to see great attendance for Keystone Bowl XII. Good luck to both teams!


2016 GEFA Keystone Bowl XII Champions

2016 Playoffs - Keystone Bowl XII Champions
2016 Playoffs – Keystone Bowl XII Champions

2015 GEFA Playoffs

2015 GEFA Playoffs
 
Quarter-Finals
 
It’s that time of year again…. GEFA playoff time has arrived, only 8 teams remain in the hunt for the coveted Keystone Bowl Trophy. Now it’s really time to separate the wheat from the chaff. First round playoff match ups will take place this Saturday. 
 
Here is a rundown of where to catch some good hard hitting playoff contests this weekend:
 
Mountain Conference
 
#4 Columbia County Phantoms(6-4) @ #1 Dubois Area Mountain Lions(10-0) 
 
#3 Williamsport Wildcats(8-2) @ #2 Mifflin County Tomahawks(9-1) 
 
Valley Conference 
 
#4 Lancaster Outlaws(5-5) @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones(9-1)
 
#3 Schuylkill County Predators(6-4) @ #2 Panther Valley Breaker Boys(7-3) 
 

Semi-Finals
 
Conference Championship week has arrived… 
 
One step closer to the Keystone Bowl, only 4 teams remain after an outstanding set of games in the first round of the GEFA playoffs. 
 
First lets get it the results from the opening round.
 
Mountain Conference playoffs saw two very lopsided games on Saturday, in which the two higher seeds dominated with a combined score of 97-6. As the Dubois Area Mountain Lions blanked the Columbia County Phantoms 53-0. Not to be outdone the Mifflin County Tomahawks put on a show themselves taming the Williamsport Wildcats 44-6. So looking ahead to this Saturday we have the Mountain Lions playing host to the Tomahawks, the Tomahawks will look to avenge their only loss in 2015. 
 
#2 Mifflin County Tomahawks @ #1 Dubois Area Mountain Lions
 
Valley Conference playoffs saw what maybe one of the better games in recent memory, as the Panther Valley Breaker Boys scored with just seconds remaining on the clock to oust the Schuylkill County Predators by a final score of 20-14. The second game left much to be desired following suit with the Mountain Conference playoffs as the Mount Joy Cyclones easily handled the Lancaster Outlaws 49-6. The Outlaws were making their GEFA playoff debut, that playoff inexperience may have really hurt them in this one. However the Storm rolls on as the Cyclones look ready to repeat. Should be an exciting Championship Saturday. 
 
#2 Panther Valley Breaker Boys @ #1 Mount Joy Cyclones
 
Will we have a Keystone Bowl X rematch?? We are only 5 days away from finding out. STAY TUNED!!  
 

 
2015 GEFA Keystone Bowl XI Champions
 
 
The DuBois Area Mountain Lions won their second GEFA Keystone Bowl yesterday, defeating the Mount Joy Cyclones 65-24! The Cyclones played a tough, classy game, and deserve to be congratulated on a great season after winning their second consecutive Valley Conference Championship. Thank you to all those who came out and supported the GEFA and their teams in 2015. There was a great turnout and a great atmosphere for Keystone Bowl XI in City Park Dubois!
 
 
 Please join the GEFA in congratulating the Dubois Area Mountain Lions our Keystone Bowl XI Champions!