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Second annual GEFA Kick-Off Classic Is Set

The second annual GEFA Kick-Off Classic has been set, teams have been slotted, and times have been officially announced. Additionally, we have added a third game to the opening day for more action to the madness.  We will once again have a few different food truck vendors on the premises for all games, as well as snacks and other concessions available.  Below are the matchups slated for the day:

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 – Diamondbacks

Home Field AddressScheduleTeam StatsRosterStaffStandings
Home Field Address
4222 Manor Dr, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Diamondbacks Passing – 19

Charles Mann IV1016772066.310.7148
Joseph Gorritz261521057.714.050

Diamondbacks Receiving – 19

Darian Twyman1530520.36
Travis Gearhart1826514.75
Mannie Stewart1216914.12
Femi Adebola810212.84
Raymond Torres56613.21
Gerald Reeves22412.00
Godson Tandoh155.00
Shane Walsh133.00

Diamondbacks Rushing – 19

Raymond Torres16955.91
Charles Mann IV38922.44
Gerald Reeves30913.01
Joseph Gorritz9414.60
Darian Twyman2147.00
Travis Gearhart133.00

Diamondbacks Defense – 19

Kimane Ritter523000600
Joseph Gorritz454221000
Russel Frederick3532.500000
Bobby Slotter Jr254511000
Zach Barndt190011230
Isyke Vazquez191000300
Raymond Torres150000200
Femi Adebola140001260
Korey Hill100000000
Richard Urquhart1000.510100
Darrell Waiters91000100
Shane Walsh80000200
Darian Twyman70001110
Michael Bryan Sr61011000
Jorgie Gorritz Jr.50010000
Demetri Thompson40000000
Peter Rojo30000000
Tyler Michael20000000
Travis Gearhart10000000
Miguel Perez10000000
Luis Ayala10000000
Mannie Stewart10000000
Craig Nakonechny10000000
Godson Tandoh10000000

Diamondbacks Kicking/Punting – 19

Joseph Gorritz207582113013
Craig Nakonechny1249813950

Diamondbacks Returns/Punt Returns – 19

Travis Gearhart81480000
Mannie Stewart79501300
Darian Twyman4350000
Gerald Reeves181000

Diamondbacks Roster – 19

#PlayerPositionHeightWeight (lbs)
0Zach BarndtWide Receiver, Defensive Back5'10"164
2Charles Mann IVQuarterback5'10"185
3Bobby Slotter JrWide Receiver, Defensive Back6'3"195
4Sean JohnsonQuarterback5'10"215
5Kasson ThomasWide Receiver, Defensive Back--
6Kimane RitterLinebacker5'9"208
6Darrin RobinsonDefensive End, Full Back5'10"230
7Shane WalshWide Receiver, Defensive Back5'10"159
8Travis GearhartWide Receiver5'10"165
9Peter RojoDefensive Back5'9"160
10Mannie StewartCorner Back, Wide Receiver5'9"170
11Jimmy RedingtonQuarterback6'0"215
12Hasson HawkinsWide Receiver, Defensive Back5'10"175
12Godson TandohRunning Back5'6"160
13Joseph GorritzQuarterback, Linebacker5'11"200
15Darian TwymanWide Receiver6'1"205
20Chris KusiappouhDefensive Back5'10"200
22Raymond TorresRunning Back, Linebacker5'10"200
23Femi AdebolaSafety, Wide Receiver5'3"215
25Isyke VazquezDefensive Back5'9"161
25Shaheen SavageCorner Back--
27Kevin KlineLinebacker, Full Back5'6"190
31Darrell WaitersDefensive Back5'9"165
37Gerald ReevesRunning Back5'5"212
42Miguel PerezOffensive Guard, Defensive Tackle5'10"290
44Korey HillDefensive End5'10"220
49Craig NakonechnyKicker5'6"145
52Richard UrquhartDefensive End6'2"228
56Jorgie Gorritz Jr.Center5'10"280
61Michael Bryan SrOffensive Guard6'4"295
69Riccardo WhiteOffensive Guard5'8"260
70Christopher StyerOffensive Guard, Defensive Tackle6'0"275
72Demetri ThompsonDefensive Back6'3"240
74Luis AyalaDefensive End5'9"225
89Russel FrederickDefensive End6'2"270
91Tyler MichaelDefensive End6'1"250

Valley Conference - 19


GEFA Welcomes Four New Teams!

The Great Eastern Football Association would like to welcome three new teams to the league that were officially voted in during the fall meetings.Here are some additional details that were revealed so far regarding the teams that were voted in:

Monmouth Rage
Location: Tinton Falls, NJ

The Monmouth Rage is the GEFA’s first new team of the 2019 season and they are based out of Monmouth County, New Jersey with the field being in Tinton Falls.  This is the first time the league has expanded out of state and is excited for this new opportunity and the potential for future expansions.

Monroe County Diamondbacks
Location: Stroudsburg, PA

The Monroe County Diamondbacks are a new team from northeastern PA, in Monroe County, with the field being in North Pocono. The Diamondbacks reach into a new area of PA that has not held a team in the GEFA and has potential for a lot of talent and hidden surprises.

Berks County Raptors
Location: Reading, PA

The third new team being added to the 2019 season is out of southeastern PA, in Berks County, with the field being in Reading. Most of this team has history and chemistry from another semi-pro league and we are excited to add the talent and competition the Raptors will be bringing with them to start the 15th season of GEFA.

Capitol City Gorillas
Location: Enola, PA

The last new team to be voted in for the 2019 season are the Capitol City Gorillas with the field being in Enola. The Gorillas are a new team coming from the Harrisburg area, filled with untapped talent and are ready to show the league what they have in store. The GEFA is excited for this addition and for finally being able to get a team from the capitol once more!

More information for each team such as exact field locations, conference placement, schedules, and team biographies will be added to the team pages. Team pages will be added to the website at the beginning of the official new season, January 1, and the league map has been updated to reflect the new teams now.