Thanksgiving Football is Back

Looking to get out of the house to enjoy a Thanksgiving tradition before celebrating the day with family and turkey?

Four Catholic high school football programs will carry on their Thanksgiving tradition and rivalries on Thursday morning.

Xavier and Fordham Prep will play at 10 a.m. at Fordham University’s Coffey Field, and Cardinal Hayes will travel to Mount St. MIchael Academy in the Bronx for a 10:30 a.m. game.

These Thanksgiving games were not played in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2019, Cardinal Hayes and Mount St. Michael did not play because Cardinal Hayes won its league title and was preparing for the state championship game.

Football Champions Crowned

AAA Quarterfinals

Msgr. Farrell 37, Christ the King 7

St. Anthony’s 42, Cardinal Hayes 28

Archbishop Stepinac 42, Kellenberg 7

AA-1 Quarterfinals

Moore Catholic 35, Xavier 21

St. Francis Prep 28, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 27

Fordham Prep 13, St. Peter’s 12

AA-2 Quarterfinals

St. John the Baptist 34, Cardinal Spellman 6

Kennedy Catholic 35, Xaverian 12

Holy Cross 43, Mount St. Michael 14

Bowl Game

St. Dominic’s 35, Nazareth 14

AAA Semifinals

Iona Prep 35, St. Anthony’s 28

Msgr. Farrell 24, Archbishop Stepinac 21

AA-1 Semifinals

Chaminade 31, Fordham Prep 0

Moore Catholic 18, St. Francis Prep 7

AA-2 Semifinals

Holy Trinity 28, Holy Cross 0

St. John the Baptist 42, Kennedy Catholic 29

Championship Games

AA2–Holy Trinity 21, St. John the Baptist 10

AA1–Chaminade 43, Moore Catholic 7

AAA–Iona Prep 49, Msgr. Farrell 15

CHSFL Results, Playoff Schedule

Iona Prep, Chaminade and Holy Trinity all picked up top seeds for the upcoming Catholic High School Football League playoffs.

All three received byes and will compete in the semifinals on the weekend of Nov. 12-14. The quaterfinals will be played this weekend.

Here are the results from the final week of the regular season and the playoff schedule.

Week 8 Results

Xaverian 13, Cardinal Spellman 0

Kellenberg 35, Moore Catholic 13

Iona Prep 51, Chaminade 14

Msgr. Farrell 35, St. Peter’s 6

Holy Trinith 42, Kennedy Catholic 0

Cardinal Hayes 49, Archbishop Stepinac 48

Mount St. Michael 30, Nazareth 6

St. Anthony’s 44, St. Francis Prep 7

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 30, Christ the King 15

St. John the Baptist 17, Holy Cross 14

AAA Quarterfinals

No. 1 Iona Prep bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 5 Cardinal Hayes at No. 4 St. Anthony’s, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6–No. 7 Christ the King at No. 2 Msgr. Farrell, 4 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 6 Kellenberg at No. 3 Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

AA-1 Quarterfinals

No. 1 Chaminade bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 5 St. Peter’s at No. 4 Fordham Prep, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 7 Xavier at No. 2 Moore Catholic, 1 p.m.

No. 6 St. Francis Prep at No. 3 St. Joseph by-the-Sea, TBA

AA-2 Quarterfinals

No. 1 Holy Trinity bye

Friday, Nov. 5–No. 6 Xaverian at No. 3 Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 6–No. 7 Cardinal Spellman at No. 2 St. John the Baptist, 1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 7–No. 5 Mount St. Michael at No. 4 Holy Cross, 1 p.m.

Bowl Game

Saturday, Nov. 6–St. Dominic’s at Nazareth, 7 p.m.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 6 Results

St. John the Baptist 34, Kennedy Catholic 7

Msgr. Farrell 21, Kellenberg 17

Xaverian 42, Nazareth 12

St. Anthony’s 42, Moore Catholic 6

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 27, St. Francis Prep 20

Iona Prep 35, Cardinal Hayes 21

Chaminade 28, Fordham Prep 0

Cardinal Spellman 19, Mount St. Michael 16

Archbishop Stepinac 49, Christ the King 16

Xavier 28, St. Peter’s 21

Holy Trinity 35, Holy Cross 6

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 22

Xavier at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Kellenberg, 7 p.m.

Iona Prep at St. Anthony’s, 7 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Christ the King, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Cardinal Spellman at St. John the Baptist, 1 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 p.m.

Xaverian at Holy Trinity, 1:30 p.m.

St. Joseph by-the-Sea at Archbishop Stepinac, 1:30 p.m.

St. Peter’s at Moore Catholic, 1:30 p.m.

Chaminade at St. Francis Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

St. Dominic’s at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

Santos Completes 1st Pro Season

Alex Santos finished his first professional baseball season in the Houston Astros organization.

Pitching for the Low-A Affiliate Fayetteville Woodpeckers, the 19-year-old right-handed pitcher was 2-2 with a 3.46 earned run average.In 41.2 innings, the Mount St. Michael Academy graduate allowed 16 earned runs on 31 hits and 30 walks. He struck out 48 and opposing hitters batted .205 against him.

Santos was the first pick of the Houston Astros in the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not pitch in the Astros organization in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CHSFL Results/Schedule

Week 3 Football Results

Archbishop Stepinac 55, Moore Catholic 14

St. Anthony’s 48, Cardinal Hayes 14

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 22, Msgr. Farrell 6

Holy Trinity 54, St. Dominic’s 0

JFK Catholic 32, Cardinal Spellman 22

St. John the Baptist 48, Mount St. Michael 14

Holy Cross 28, Xaverian 12

Iona Prep 63, Christ the King 20

Chaminade 45, St. Peter’s 14

Kellenberg 38, Fordham Prep 0

St. Francis Prep 18, Xavier 10

Week 4 Football Schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

Holy Cross at JFK Catholic, 7 p.m.

Cardinal Hayes at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Fordham Prep at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, 7 p.m.

Christ the King at St. Francis Prep, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Cardinal Spellman at Nazareth, 2 p.m.

Xaverian at Mount St. Michael, 3 p.m.

Archbishop Stepinac at Iona Prep, 4 p.m.

Moore Catholic at Xavier, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3

St. Anthony’s at St. Peter’s, 1 p.m.

Holy Trinity at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

Kellenberg at Chaminade, 1:30 p.m.

CHSFL Football Results/Schedule

Week 1

Friday, Sept. 10

St. Dominic’s 28, Nazareth 0

Zephyrhills Christian (Fla.) 47, Kennedy Catholic 7

Msgr. Farrell 34, LaSalle (RI) 20

All Saints (Texas) 38, Stepinac 28

Saturday, Sept. 11

St. Joseph by-the-Sea 29, St. Peter’s 0

Holy Trinity 27, St. Joe’s Collegiate (Buffalo) 0

St. Francis (Buffalo) 24, Kellenberg 21

St. John the Baptist 49, Xavier 0

Fordham Prep 26, Mount St. Michael 14, Morristown (NJ) 7

Western Wayne (Pa.) at Moore Catholic, ccd.

Delbarton (NJ) 21, St. Anthony’s 0

Iona Prep 35, Bishop Hendrickson (RI) 14

St. John’s Prep (D.C.) 38, Cardinal Hayes 6

Holy Cross 30, St. Francis Prep 15

Chaminade 44, Christ the King 6

Week 2

Friday, Sept. 17

Nazareth at Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

Xavier at Kellenberg, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 18

Moore Catholic at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, noon

Holy Trinity at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 pm.

Archbishop Stepinac at St. Peter’s 1:30 p.m.

Msgr. Farrell at Iona Prep, 1:30 p.m.

Xaverian at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

Chaminade at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

St. Dominic’s at Capital Prep Charter, 6:30 p.m.

St. Francis Prep at Fordham Prep, at Kennedy Catholic, 7 p.m.

St. Anthony’s at Christ the King, at Mitchel AC, 8 p.m.

Sunday Sept. 19

Cardinal Spellman at Holy Cross, 1:30 p.m.

H.S. Football Results/Schedule

Week 0

Holmdel (NJ) 28, St. Joseph by-the-Sea 0

St. Peter’s 36, Holy Cross 28

Donovan Catholic (NJ) 54, Stepinac 14

Don Bosco 21, Iona Prep 7 

Week 1

Friday, Sept. 10

Nazareth at St. Dominic’s, 5 p.m.

Kennedy Catholic at Zephyrhills Christian (Fla.), 7 p.m.

LaSalle (RI) at Msgr. Farrell, 7 p.m.

Stepinac at All Saints (Texas), 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 11

St. Peter’s at St. Joseph by-the-Sea, noon

Holy Trinity at St. Joe’s Collegiate (Buffalo), 1 p.m.

Kellenberg at St. Francis (Buffalo), 1 p.m.

Xavier at St. John the Baptist, 1:30 p.m.

Fordham Prep at Mount St. Michael, 1:30 p.m.

Morristown (NJ) at Xaverian, 1:30 p.m.

Western Wayne (Pa.) at Moore Catholic, 2 p.m.

St. Anthony’s at Delbarton (NJ), 2 p.m.

Bishop Hendrickson (RI) at Iona Prep, 2 p.m.

St. John’s Prep (D.C.) at Cardinal Hayes, 3 p.m.

Holy Cross at St. Francis Prep, 5 p.m.

Chaminade at Christ the King, 7:30 p.m.

Santos Assigned to Fayetteville

Mount St. Michael Academy graduate Alex Santos was assigned last week to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers by the Houston Astros.

The 2019 second-round picks of the Astros is 0-1 with a 4.91 earned run average. He’s pitched in two games, one as a starter, and has allowed two earned runs and struck out five in 3 2/3 innings.

COURTESY PHOTO/ALEX SANTOS