It appears the Trinity Catholic football program, a longtime member of the FCIAC, will not field a team in 2019.
In a letter written to parents and obtained by Hearst Connecticut Media, Dr. Steven F. Cheeseman, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Bridgeport said:
“We believe we should be able to offer students the opportunity to participate on the following sports teams: Tennis, cross country, basketball, baseball, volleyball and soccer.”
Football is not one of the sports mentioned by Cheeseman in the letter.
Cheeseman went on to say a decision about whether the school will open in the fall would be made by Friday.
Recently, Wright Tech was approved by the CIAC for a football co-op with Trinity, but that was before Trinity’s enrollment dropped again.
Hearst reported in January that declining enrollment could be damaging to the athletic program.
As of Wednesday, the school had re-enrollment commitments from 82 students according to Cheeseman’s letter.