McQuaid Football Prepares to Defend Section V Title


McQuaid Jesuit defeats their rival Aquinas, to win their first sectional championship since 1978.

The McQuaid Jesuit Football teams season is projected to start March 1. The season was postponed to the spring because of COVID-19 concerns. 

On Friday, Jan. 22nd, Gov. Cuomo announced that he will be allowing high-risk sports to start as soon as Feb 1st, if they are approved by local officials.

What does this mean for McQuaid football?

This means that the McQuaid football season will start March 1st because Monroe County Executive, Adam Bellow, and and Public Health Commissioner, Dr. Michael Mendoza, has already approved high-risk sports.

The team has already begun preparations by having lifts, player meetings, and positional drills. The players are extremely excited and thankful that a season is happening. 

The McQuaid coaching staff has been very adamant about enforcing the COVID-19 protocols in hopes of keeping everyone safe. Both the players and coaches understand the risk that COVID-19 poses to both their heath and their season. 

“We wear our masks, we are working out in pairs or alone, and we are going in small groups in hopes of keeping everyone safe. We are out here to play football, we are not out here to get sick” said McQuaid junior linebacker, Max Newcomb. 

Unfortunately, New York State is not allowing football teams to compete for a state title, but McQuaid plans on defending their Section V Title.