Cardinal Hayes’ Barnes Nominated for 2018 Heart of a Giant Award

Cardinal Hayes High School football player Damon Barnes is one of 10 Week 6 Nominees for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery.

The winner will be chosen Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. with the winner receiving a gift bag and his high school football program receiving $1,500 equipment grant. Nominees are expected to campaign at home, school and in their communities to have people vote for them as the person with the most votes will win.

If chosen, Barnes will be one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award. The winner’s school will receive an additional $3,500 equipment grant. The winner will be honored at MetLife Stadium during a Giants home game in December.

High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion of the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will.

Click here to vote and learn more about the 10 Week 6 Nominees.

Click here to learn more about the award.


Marist Grad Wins NFL Honor

Marist College graduate Jason Myers was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking seven field goals and converting three extra points for the New York Jets in a 42-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Myers, 27, was 7 for 7 on his field goals with the seven conversions being a Jets franchise record. For the season, he’s 16 for 17 with his longest field goal being a 55 yards. He’s 15 for 16 in his extra-point attempts.

The Jets host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.



CYO XC Carnival at Bowdoin

The CYO New York Cross Country Carnival is scheduled for Saturday at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls.

The first race is 4:30 p.m. at the site for state high school federation cross country championships.

Following this event is the CYO Upstate Championships on Oct. 27 and the CYO Archdiocese of New York Championships on Nov. 3. Both events are at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.

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Iona Prep, St. Anthony’s Meeting for Top Playoff Spot in AAA League

Iona Prep and St. Anthony’s will be playing for first place in the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York AAA League on Long Island on Friday night.

Both teams are 4-0 in league play. Iona Prep is 5-0 overall. St. Anthony’s is 5-1 overall.

Following this weekend, there is one more week remaining to the regular season. St. Anthony’s will play at Msgr. Farrell on Oct. 26, and Iona Prep will be at Chaminade on Oct. 28.

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Iona Prep Creates Position to Help Scholar-Athletes Succeed in Journey

Michael Moffitt was named Assistant Dean for Scholar-Athlete Success, a new position added at Iona Preparatory School to help student-athletes through their school journey and assist them through the college application, recruitment and scholarship process.

Moffitt recently served as guidance counselor and assistant football coach at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey, where he helped put 57 football players on college rosters over four years.

Iona Prep had about 870 scholar-athletes participate in at least one sport during the 2017-2018 school year, compiling a 90.25 grade-point average. In 2017-2018, 17 Gaels signed a National Letter of Intent to play a NCAA Division I sport.

Manhertz Helps Panthers

Cardinal Spellman High School graduate Chris Manhertz used his blocking from the tight end position to help the Carolina Panthers collected 350 yards of offense in a 33-31 victory over the New York Giants.

The Panthers ran for 118 yards and passed for 232 yards.

Manhertz did not play football in college. Instead, he played basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo.