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O'Connell football team wins by forfeit, improves record to 2-1

Knights scheduled to home John Carroll on Sept. 16
Bishop O'Connell defensive back Frank Johnson and the Knights won by forfeit over St. Albans.

The Bishop O’Connell Knights (1-1) did not play this past weekend but the high-school football team still got a victory by virtue of a forfeit.

The St. Albans Bulldogs were scheduled to play at O’Connell on Saturday, Sept. 9 in a non-conference private-school contest at noon, but forfeited the game instead for unspecified reasons, giving O’Connell a win.

The Knights had not played St. Albans for a few seasons, losing to the Bulldogs the last time the teams met back in the 2016 season.

O’Connell is next scheduled to play at home at noon on Saturday, Sept. 16 in a non-conference game against John Carroll.

 The teams have met in past seasons.