Dear Crusader Families,
After consulting our athletic trainer and coaching staff, Bishop Canevin has made the difficult decision to forfeit this Saturday’s home football game with OLSH. Several of our players have been diagnosed with concussions and have not yet been cleared medically to resume participation. Additionally, in recent weeks several other players have suffered injuries that have left their status for this week’s game in doubt. The attrition has placed our remaining roster in a potentially unsafe situation. The safety and well being of our student athletes is our primary concern and is a responsibility we take extremely seriously. I commend our coaching staff and team on the resolve they have shown representing Bishop Canevin. While disappointing, we believe this decision is in the best interest of our student athletes. The opportunity to get healthy, focus on academics, and have our coaching staff emphasize fundamentals with our young team is in our program’s best interest. Our team is committed toward improving and our plan is to take the field next week versus Union and to compete in all of our remaining contests. Bishop Canevin apologizes to its fans, supporters, and students, notably its Cheerleaders, Crusettes, and Marching Crusaders for not being given the opportunity to showcase their talents this week. We also apologize to our opponent OLSH who we were looking forward to competing against.