Kennedy Catholic Unbeaten in League

John F. Kennedy Catholic is the only remaining undefeated CHSAA high school football team from the archdiocese.

The Gaels (6-1 overall, 5-0 league) will look to close the regular season with a sixth consecutive league win when they host defending A League champ Cardinal Spellman on Friday night.

Kennedy Catholic will be competing in an A League semifinal playoff game in two weeks.

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Albertus Magnus’ Sullivan Finalist for USA Football Heart of a Giant Award

Albertus Magnus High School football player Jack Sullivan is one of six finalists for the 2018 USA Football Heart of a Giant Award presented by the New York Giants and Hospital for Special Surgery

Sullivan, the finalist from Week 2, was nominated by his coach Paul Villanueva for his work on and off the field, including his work to raise money for the Carolyn Sullivan Memorial Foundation. Sullivan’s triplet sister, Carolyn Sullivan, died in 2009 from a brain tumor. He credits football for helping him through this adversity.

High school football players from the Tri-State Area are nominated by their coaches based on their passion for the game and unparalleled work ethic on and off the field through commitment, character, teamwork, dedication and will. Sixty student-athletes were nominated, who were separated into groups of 10 for a vote from the fans to determine the six finalists.

The six finalists will submit a video as to why they should be the Heart of a Giant honoree. Representatives from the Giants, Hospital for Special Surgery and USA Football will vote for the winner, which will be announced in December.

The winner, who will be honored at a Giants home game in December, will receive a $3,500 equipment grant for his high school football program. Each finalist already received $1,500 for reaching the finals.

 

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.

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Click here to learn more about the award.

 

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.

Iona Prep Remains Unbeaten

The Iona Prep football team is one game away from a possible showdown with St. Anthony’s for the Catholic High School Football League of Metropolitan New York AAA League regular-season title.

The two team will meet at St. Anthony’s Oct. 19.

Iona Prep is 4-0 overall and 3-0 league after beating Msgr. Farrell, 49-14. last week. The Gaels host Christ the King on Saturday.

St. Anthony’s, 4-1 overall and 3-0 league, hosts Cardinal Hayes on Friday.

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