The Big Red Football program is part of the Council II-3A league. This Catholic grade school football program has provided a great opportunity for our students to participate in a competitive football program. Big Red is comprised of students from NCA, Hardey Prep, St. Matthias, and St. Hilary. Our mission is focused on Teamwork, Sportsmanship and FUN-damentals of the game, and all students in grades 4-8 are welcome.
$125 registration for all grades 4-8. Registration fee includes all equipment, including helmet and pads, as well as a personalized jersey that the players keep after the season. Players are responsible for cleats and mouth guard. Late registrations incur a $50 fee and are at the coach’s discretion.
We never want any child to not join a team because of the cost. If you need a reduction in fees, please contact our Business Manager at 773-743-6277.
Students in grades 4-6 play on the JV team.
Students in grades 7-8 play on the Varsity team.
JV and Varsity practice together four days a week, Tuesday – Friday, at Rogers Park near the Middle School campus. The season runs late August – early November. Practices begin in late August. Games are on Saturdays and an occasional Sunday in September and October. Varsity participates in playoffs in early November. 
Please contact Head Coach Mike McGuire at with any additional questions. Learn more about Big Red Football here: