Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Ebensburg is pursuing a co-op for its varsity football players through Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown.
Carroll is not fielding its own varsity football team this year due to low participation.
“We did not have enough interest to run a junior high football program for several years, which has led to the low numbers we’re seeing now at the varsity level,” stated BCCHS Head of School Stephen Cotchen. “We did all we could to try to increase participation for the upcoming year, but couldn’t reach the level we needed.”
Cotchen said that this year’s junior high program is strong, and he is assuring the Carroll family of the school’s commitment to revitalizing varsity football.
He also acknowledged the disappointment of Carroll players, families, and fans who were looking forward to the upcoming season.
“I understand it may not be ideal, but we are doing all we can, in partnership with Bishop McCort, to make it the best possible experience,” Cotchen added.
The co-op is pending approval by the PIAA and District 6.