Five and done. Just over a month before the start of a new high school football season, Vincentian Academy has decided not to field a team this fall due to a lack of numbers.
The program is a co-op between Vincentian Academy, Eden Christian and Aquinas Academy, but school officials decided not to go through with the season because of the lack of interest and the dangerously low numbers they would have started the season with.
Vincentian athletic director Ronald Moncrief informed the WPIAL and their nine opponents of the final decision on Monday, July 24th.
This would have been the sixth season of football for Vincentian Academy. They Royals were 8-39 over those five seasons with a record best 4-6 in 2013 and a low mark of 0-10 this past season.
The WPIAL has ruled that the games Vincentian Academy were supposed to play will not be treated as forfeits and that their opponents are permitted to try and go out and re-schedule a non-conference opponent. This affects the Royals seven opponents in the Class AA Three Rivers Conference as now Avonworth, Brentwood, Carlynton, East Allegheny, Serra Catholic, South Allegheny and defending champion Steel Valley will have only six conference games instead of seven. Vincentian’s two non-conference opponents were scheduled to be Freeport in Week One on September 1st and Mohawk in Week Eight on October 20th.