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Parkersburg Catholic Cancels 2021 Football Season

Parkersburg Catholic will not take the field in 2021
Parkersburg Catholic will not take the field in 2021(WTAP)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 9:30 PM EDT
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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) -

For the second consecutive year, the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders will not be taking the football field in the fall.

Parkersburg Catholic Athletic Director Amanda Weatherwax confirmed to WTAP on Thursday evening that the Crusaders have canceled their upcoming 2021 football season.

Parkersburg Catholic will have to wait another year for the head coaching debut of Larry Thompson, who was hired this past February.

Thompson says the reason for the cancellation is low enrollment numbers at Parkersburg Catholic, and there are concerns of COVID-19.

Thompson is hoping to have some 8-man football this season, to keep the players conditioned throughout the fall season.

When the Crusaders last took the field, the team went 6-5 in 2019.

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