SA high school cancels first varsity football game amid player safety concerns

Saint Mary's Hall cancels game against Cornerstone


SAN ANTONIO – Saint Mary's Hall has canceled its first varsity football game of the season over what school administrators call safety concerns for their players.

The Barons were scheduled to play Cornerstone Christian, a fellow San Antonio private school, on Aug. 31, but have canceled the game.

KSAT Sports reached out to Saint Mary's Hall for a statement. Interim Athletic Director Barry Chamberlin issued one that read: 

After careful examination, Saint Mary’s Hall has cancelled the August 31, non-district varsity football game against Cornerstone. The SMH varsity team is made up of a total of 20 players, a third of which are freshmen.  As a school, our focus is on the safety of our players, and in this instance safety could be a factor. 

Saint Mary's Hall participates on TAPPS Division IV, while Cornerstone is in TAPPS Division II, and has 34 players on its roster.

The Barons' second game of the season is scheduled for Sept. 7. against Boerne Geneva.

Chamberlin did not say if any other games on the schedule would be canceled.

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