HOLY SPIRIT HIGH SCHOOL CANCELS FOOTBALL TEAM FOR FORESEEABLE FUTURE
Reporting by WVUA’s Gary Harris.
Holy Spirit Catholic High School will not field a football team in 2019 and the future of the Saint’s program is in doubt. An email was sent out this afternoon informing supporters and parents of the decision.
The email read as follows: “After months of collaborative deliberation and efforts to continue Holy Spirit’s football program, the school has made the difficult decision to cancel varsity football for the 2019 season. Based on the number of registered student-athletes who demonstrated their interest and commitment by their presence at spring training, we do not have the necessary number of varsity players for the 2019 season.”
The decision not to play next year means that Holy Spirit will not be allowed to play varsity football for three years, in accordance with AHSAA rules. This does not impact any of the school’s other athletic programs, but it does affect all of the team in Class 1A Region 3 who now will have holes in their schedules.