Two first-year Gridiron Developmental Football League teams squared off for the 2012 GDFL National Championship game as the eighth-ranked South Buffalo Celtics lined up against the second-ranked Central Penn Piranha . The championship game was played at Trojan Stadium the home of the 2011 GDFL National Champion Chambersburg Cardinals in Chambersburg, PA.
Central Penn left no doubt that they were the better team on the field and in the league this season soundly defeating the South Buffalo Celtics 49-14 in the third Gridiron Developmental Football League National Championship game. Darren Echolls and Zak Kedron scored two touchdowns each for the Piranha.
Central Penn finishes the season 16-0 while the South Buffalo Celtics complete their season 12-2.
Central Penn defeated the South Carolina Venom to win the Xtreme Conference an advance to the championship game. South Buffalo beat the Indianapolis Tornadoes to win the Impact Conference to earn their berth in the championship game.
Previous GDFL National Champions: 2010- Carolina Warriors 2011- Chambersburg Cardinals
In the 2012 GDFL All-Star game the Xtreme Conference defeated the Impact Conference 7-6.
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