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CovCath to Kick Off New Football Season with Throwback Game

The Covington Catholic Colonels will open the 2015 season with a “throwback” football game on Friday, August 21, with kickoff scheduled for 5:30 pm. It is “throwback” in the sense that Friday afternoon games were the norm decades ago, but CovCath home games were later moved to Saturday afternoons. Early evening or afternoons have been the only options for a stadium without permanent lighting. 

On this Friday after school opens, the focus will be on celebrating the tremendous growth and success Covington Catholic has had in the past several years. With enrollment now over 600 students, CovCath has had many recent successes across its mission of “educating young men spiritually, academically, physically and socially.”

With a new head football coach, a new turf field made possible with significant funding from the NFL Foundation Grassroots Grant and plans to further renovate the stadium’s infrastructure, the school is excited to invite alumni and the community to join in the kickoff to the new season.

All CovCath alumni - especially football alumni, including former coaches and assistant coaches - are invited to attend the game and a reception to follow in the school's gym. Since CovCath football began in 1967, approximately 1,000 graduates have played on the team. Alums are encouraged to wear their old “throwback” gear.

Staff report/Photo: RCN file

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