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Divine Mercy Catholic Academy honors a long and distinguished athletic tradition begun decades ago in the various Catholic grade school sport leagues of Greater Johnstown.

We believe our students learn a great deal about themselves through participation in school athletics. Concepts of teamwork, selflessness, striving toward a common goal, and perseverance even in the face of defeat, are invaluable lessons that our graduates carry with them for the rest of their lives.

We are proud of our Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Athletic teams:




Cross Country (McCort)

Football (McCort)


Hockey (McCort)


Wrestling (McCort)



Cheerleading (McCort)

Cross Country (McCort)


Volleyball (McCort)

Athletics is an extension of the classroom, and our coaches serve as teachers on the athletic fields. They are experienced, knowledgeable volunteers who love to coach. All have completed the necessary legal clearances. Our coaches strive to prepare the student athletes on their teams for the difficulties and hardships they will face in a competitive season.They spend extra time and go the extra mile so that our students feel confident in their abilities and learn not only how to play, but how to represent themselves and their school appropriately.

Mike Harchick, Elementary Athletic Director
Tom Smith, Elementary Athletic Director

Some volunteer coaches from Divine Mercy Catholic Academy

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Football Team

Our Crusader Football Elementary Program is open to all Divine Mercy Academy students in Kindergarden thru Grade 6 at both our East and West campuses. There is no charge for students to participate in any of these football programs.

Kindergarten focuses on learning fundamentals. Instruction is provided at mini-camps held at the Point Stadium every Saturday in September beginning on September 9, 2017 at 10 AM.

Flag League Football is for Grade 1 thru 3.  All Flag Football games are played at the Point Stadium every Saturday in September beginning on September 9, 2017 at 9 AM.

Students in Grades 4 thru 6 play Tackle Football against teams from other schools in the region in the Laurel Highlands Division.

Third graders are given the option to play tackle football with fourth graders or to play in the flag league.

Parents and Guardians: We would deeply appreciate assistance working as field crew and referees during Flag games. If you are able to help, please call or e-mail Coach John Oakley. You may also use the Contact Form on this website, and we will get your message to Coach Oakley.

Please click here to download Football Advance Registration Form.

Below is the 2017 Schedule for DMCA Tackle Football.

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Tackle Football 2017 Schedule

Coach and student athletes


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