Boys Varsity Football
Cardinal Hayes will face Iona Prep in Season Opener
By Edwin Torres
Sept, 21, 2018
The Cardinal Hayes Varsity football team is ready to kick off the 2018 CHSFL (Catholic High School Football League) season. The Cardinals will head to Iona Prep to take on the Gaels this Saturday, September 22nd at 1:00 PM.
Head Coach O’Neil and his coaching staff are excited to start the season against a tough opponent, The Iona Prep Gaels. The coaching staff believes the season opener will provide excellent opportunities for the returning varsity players to establish their leadership roles within the team. Quarterback Sofian Massoud ‘20, Defensive Lineman Maurice Sherrod ‘19, Linebackers Joel Atuahene ‘19 and Chyon Pearsall ‘19 look to lead the Cardinals back to the New York CHSFL Finals and beyond.
The season opener could also be a showcase to display the talent the Cardinals recently added to the roster. Running Back Sidiki Kone ’20, Wide Receivers Jalen Smith ‘20, and Damon Barnes ’20 aim to contribute this Saturday and prove they belong in the Varsity level. One thing is certain, the returning players and the new additions cannot wait to get back on the football field.
The Cardinal Hayes Varsity football players worked hard all summer long. They participated in various scrimmages, contributed as mentors at the Hayes Youth Football Camp and won the 2018 Rutgers Football Passing Camp. This Saturday, the Cardinals kick off against the Iona Prep Gaels for the second consecutive season, and they look to continue their winning ways against Iona Prep. The cardinals defeated the Iona Prep Gaels by a score of 35 – 22 on September 16th, 2017, and by a score of 35 – 18 on September 26th, 2015.
Please come and support The Cardinal Hayes Varsity Football Team in their season opener.
Up Hayes and All Its Loyal Men!