1964

Record:  7-0-1

Head Coach:  Forest "Treeze" Sharrock
Assistant Coaches:  

1964 Regular Season

9/11/64 @ Walnut Ridge 16 - 8

Game notes: Ken Schneider’s 1-yard TD run in the 4th quarter was the difference

9/19/64 @ Brookhaven 24 - 0

Game notes: Mike Metzger led the Stallions with two rushing touchdowns (1, 11)

9/25/64 @ Jonathan Alder 54 - 8

Game notes: To present day, the 54 points scored in this game, is the 6th highest output by a Stallion team

10/3/64 @ Bishop Hartley 28 - 6
Games notes:  Fullback Tom Rock and halfback Mike Metzger each scored twice as the Stallions cruised to their CCL opening game in front of 3,000 fans at Hartley Field.  Rock scored on 2 and 12-yard touchdown runs and Metzger added 9-yard and 21-yard scores on the ground.  Hartley’s lone touchdown was a result of a blocked punt returned for a score.  

10/10/64 @ Newark Catholic 14 - 0
Games notes: The Stallions took a 14-0 lead into the locker room after a Ken Evans’ 19-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter

10/16/64 St. Charles 34 - 6 (@ Hartley Field)
Games notes: In a non-CCL game, Ken Schneider accounted for three touchdowns, and Mike Metzger for two, as DeSales tallied 20 points in the 2nd quarter en route to the victory

10/31/64 Bishop Ready 32 - 12 (@ Brookhaven)

Games notes: DeSales quarterback Kenny Schneider ran for two touchdowns and passed for two scores as the Stallions moved to 2-0 in CCL play with one game to play.  With the Purple and White leading 14-12 at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Stallions exploded with 18 points in the final period to move to 7-0 overall.  DeSales’ attack was balanced with 162 yards rushing and 162 yards passing.  Schneider threw for a 10-yard and 48-yard touchdown passes. 

11/7/64 Bishop Watterson 8 - 8 (@ Brookhaven) Games notes:

The Stallions captured a share of their first-ever CCL championship with a tie against Watterson.  DeSales linebacker Dick Penrod intercepted a Fritz Kaiser pass at the Stallions’ 4 yard line with less than 2 minutes remaining in the game to secure the tie.  DeSales held an 8-0 lead at halftime thanks to Kenny Evans’ 4-yard touchdown run, coupled with a successful 2-point conversion in which Kenny Schneider connected with Butch Lewis.  The score was set-up by a Mike DeAscentis fumble recovery, only one play after the Stallions turned the ball over on a loss of downs at the Watterson 5 yard line with 2:02 remaining in the 2nd quarter.   A DeSales turnover led to Watterson’s game-tying touchdown, although the Eagles had to drive farther than the Stallions did for the score.  Dave Crites picked off a Schneider pass at the Watterson 37 yard line in the 3rd quarter.  Kaiser then hit two passes, totaling 34 yards as the Eagles moved the ball deep into DeSales territory.   Kevin Ryan made it 8-6 after a 4-yard touchdown run with 2:19 remaining in the 3rd quarter.  On the 2-point conversion, Don Holland tied the game at 8-8.  Watterson, which had only lost 5 games in the previous 5 season, came into the game averaging over 40 points per game. 

 
1964 All-Central Catholic League Pictured (L - R):  Mike Metzger, Carl Linke, Ken Schneider, John Hassey, Nick Early, Mike DeAscentis, Lynn Van DeWalle

1964 All-Central Catholic League
Pictured (L - R):  Mike Metzger, Carl Linke, Ken Schneider, John Hassey, Nick Early, Mike DeAscentis, Lynn Van DeWalle

1964 Quick Facts 

  • First undefeated season in school history

  • DeSales was in their 2nd year competing in the CCL

  • The Stallions’ win over St. Charles did not count as a CCL win because the Cardinals did not compete in league play in 1964

  • To present day, the 54 points scored against Jonathan Alder is the 6th most points scored in one game by a DeSales team.  Only 5 times in their history, have the Stallions scored more than 54 points in a game. 

  • The Stallions’ defense posted 3 shutouts and gave up only 42 points all season (5.3 points per game)

  • DeSales won a share of its 1st-ever CCL title and the school’s 2nd overall

  • Head Coach Forest Sharrock won his 4th overall CCL championship, he won 3 at Rosary in 1958-59-60

Celebrating 50 Years
10/3/2014

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the 1964 CCL Championship Team Alumni Stadium 10/3/2014

Celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the 1964 CCL Championship Team
Alumni Stadium
10/3/2014