Nov 162019

By Matt Diano For every coach that has ever preached to their team that seed is just a number, Cardinal Hayes is the program for you…Entering the postseason 4th (the lowest seed among today’s finalists) out of six teams in the triple-A division, Head Coach CJ O’Neil’s Cardinals shocked the Empire State football world the […]

Nov 162019

By Matt Diano Three years ago, Justin Lacks stood at midfield at Mitchel Field and collected the Offensive Outstanding Player award in the “A” title time…Today, playing in the finale of his decorated career as a Maverick student-athlete, he had the privilege of recreating the honor, as he rushed for 225 yards and 2 scores […]

Nov 162019

Archbishop Stepinac and Chaminade claim the 2019 JV titles.  Stepinac defeated St. Anthony’s 41-0 Friday night to capture the CHSFL JV league title.  Chaminade outlasted St. Francis Prep 17-14 to win the CHSFL AA JV title.  

Nov 152019
Championship Game Previews

By Matt Diano: “AAA” Finals: #2 Archbishop Stepinac vs. #4 Cardinal Hayes (Nov. 16h, 2pm @ Mitchel Athletic Complex)—Something of a rite of passage in the NYCHSFL, no triple-A postseason would be complete without the annual showdown between the Crusaders and the Cardinals…Meeting in the playoffs for the sixth straight season (4-1 in favor of […]

Nov 142019
Semi-Final Players of the Week Announced

By Matt Diano: Damon Barnes (Sr.); WR/DB – Cardinal Hayes Cardinals If you want to know what makes the postseason extra special, it is those moments when a senior, staring the end of his scholastic career dead in the eyes, goes out and puts forth a career-day so as to earn the right to wear […]

Nov 112019
Kennedy Claims A Championship in Epic OT Game with Rival Cardinal Spellman

By Matt Diano: It may have come a season later than expected (lost 19-12 in the 2018 championship game after posting a perfect regular season league record), but the seven-year wait is over in Somers as the 2019 NYCHSFL Single-A crown is en route to top-seeded Kennedy Catholic following an absolutely crazy 39-33 overtime victory […]

Nov 102019

Varsity Championships at Mitchel Athletic Complex, Uniondale Saturday, November 16, 2019 AA – 2 Championship – Joe Lamas Memorial Trophy (10:30 am) #2 St. Joseph by the Sea v. #1 Moore Catholic AAA League Championship – Michael Cunnion Memorial Trophy (2:00 pm) #4 Cardinal Hayes v. #2 Archbishop Stepinac AA – 1 Championship – Joe […]

Nov 082019
Round 2 Playoff Matchup Previews

By Matt Diano: This weekend will feature the A Division Championship as well as the AA & AAA Semifinals.   “A” Finals: #1 Kennedy Catholic vs. #2 Cardinal Spellman (Nov. 10th, 5pm @ Kennedy Catholic)—New York Yankee icon, Yogi Berra, said it best, “It’s déjà vu all over again” in the NYCHSFL “A” finals this Sunday […]

Nov 062019
Playoff Round 1 Players of the Week

By Matt Diano Ethan Ortiz (Sr.); RB/LB – Cardinal Spellman Pilots When it comes to the 6’0, 177-pound, ironman out of Mount Vernon, the Pilots’ coaching staff must wish that every game could be a playoff contest, because that is when #7 in Scarlet & White truly is at his best. A Player of the […]