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St Joe’s program puts football on hold for 2018

Written by: on Friday, July 13th, 2018

 

the 2017 Wolves pose for homecoming at Memorial Stadium

Facing numbers that just weren’t safe enough to field a team, St. Josephs AD Chad Walsh released a statement in effect cancelling the 2018 season, but still holds optimistic that football will return to the Academy. “We have not finished a season with more than 18 healthy players over the past five seasons. This year, we are looking at fewer than 13 who have committed to playing.”

With just three seniors on the team, it was a tough decision but a necessary one. Due to PIAA rules, the players will not be permitted to transfer and play elsewhere. “The future of St. Joseph’s athletics is bright. While football may not find its way into the 2018 athletics schedule, it is definitely not the end of the program,” the statement read. “With a little bit of time, patience and meticulous planning, St. Joseph’s hopes to field a team in the near future.”

The Wolves were 0-8 last year, fielding just 17 players.

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