2009

Record:  11-4

Head Coach:  Ryan Wiggins
Assistant Coaches:  Tim Bahen, Brian Cromwell, Matt Bendt, Mike Delfino, Doug Antle, Tom Neubert, Rye D'Orazio, Guido Ricevuto, Jason Wiggins, Marcello Velasquez

 

2009 Regular Season

Gahanna, W 38-0
Y’town Mooney, L 14-21
New Albany, W 13-6
Cincinnati Anderson, L 25-28
Findlay, W 56-23
St. Charles, W 10-0
Bishop Watterson, W  17-10
Cincinnati Elder, L 24-34
Cincinnati LaSalle, W 21-13
Cleveland Benedictine, W 45-21

 

2009 OHSAA Playoff Games

Adam Griffin (24) gets the corner on a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown against Bryan in a Regional Quarterfinal

Divsion-III, Region 12 Quarterfinal
DeSales (7-3) vs. Bryan (8-2)

Date:  November 6, 2009
Location:  Alumni Stadium

Result:  DeSales 45, Bryan 21
DeSales was playing in their 60th all-time playoff game; Bryan was playing in their first.  The Stallions jumped out to a 45-0 lead en route to their 9th consecutive Regional Quarterfinal victory.  DeSales ran for 303 yards, led by Adam Griffin’s 114 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Griffin also had a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown.  Quarterback Nick Gentile ran and threw for a score for DeSales.  

 

First Team All-Ohio Offensive Lineman Alex Vance (60)

Divsion-III, Region 12 Semifinal
DeSales (8-3) vs. Tippecanoe (11-0)

Date:  November 13, 2009
Location:  Dayton Welcome Stadium

Result:  DeSales 54, Tippecanoe 14
For the second week in a row, the Stallions played a team they had never faced before and for the second straight week, it was all DeSales early.  The Purple and White built-up a 47-0 lead in the 3rd quarter after Adam Griffin’s 3rd rushing touchdown.  The Stallions out-gained the Red Devils 270-99 on the ground.  Nick Gentile and Robert Perrine each had a rushing touchdown for DeSales.  David Harper kicked two field goals, including a career-high 41-yarder, just a few hours after scoring the winning goal in the Division-II soccer state championship game for the Stallions. 

 

 Junior quarterback Nick Gentile adding to his career-high night in the Regional Final (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

Junior quarterback Nick Gentile adding to his career-high night in the Regional Final (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

Divsion-III, Region 12 Final
DeSales (9-3) vs. Bishop Watterson (10-2)

Date:  November 20, 2009
Location:  Dublin Coffman Stadium

Result:  DeSales 24, Bishop Watterson 10
For the first time in their series with Watterson, DeSales won its 5th consecutive game over the Eagles.  Watterson took a 7-3 lead into the locker room, but the Stallions took the opening possession of the 2nd half and marched down the field to take their first lead of the evening 10-7.   Watterson would tie the game at 10 on a 22-yard field goal on the ensuing possession.  DeSales, making their 6th straight Regional Final game appearance, would outscore the Eagles 14-0 in the 4th quarter, thanks to two Adam Griffin touchdowns, to advance to the State Semifinal.   Nick Gentile led a Stallion ground attack that out-rushed Watterson 314-103.  Gentile finished with 150 yards on a career-high 28 attempts.  Griffin added 89 yards rushing.  

 Winner's Cup Celebration after beating Watterson  (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

Winner's Cup Celebration after beating Watterson (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

 Travis Jackson, the Division-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Ohio, helped shut down the Cowboys in the State Semifinal

Travis Jackson, the Division-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Ohio, helped shut down the Cowboys in the State Semifinal

Divsion-III, State Semifinal
DeSales (10-3) vs. Cincinnati Wyoming (13-0)

Date:  November 27, 2009
Location:  Dayton Welcome Stadium

Result:  DeSales 24, Wyoming 7
Junior quarterback Nick Gentile ran for 143 yards with two touchdowns and the Stallions advanced to their 8th state championship game in school history.  For the game, DeSales ran for 339 yards and held Wyoming to 2 yards per carry on 30 attempts.  Mitch Yinger and Mitch Herbert registered interceptions for the Stallions.  Those interceptions came against Wyoming’s Kyle Seyfried, the Division-III Offensive Player of the Year.  Seyfried was held to a season-low 186 yards on 9 of 25 passing.  Adam Griffin only needed 11 touches to get his 105 rushing yards.  David Harper, a First-team All-Central District Punter, had 5 punts for an average of 59.2 yards per kick for DeSales. 

 

Divsion-III, State Final
DeSales (11-3) vs. Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (14-0)

Date:  December 4, 2009
Location:  Massillon Paul Brown Stadium

Result:  Mooney 35, DeSales 7
DeSales made their 8th state championship game appearance, but running back Braylon Heard and the Cardinals were too much for the Stallions.  Heard ran for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns and the Cardinals took advantage of 3 Stallions’ turnovers and won their 7th state championship in school history.   DeSales quarterback Nick Gentile ran for 107 yards in the loss.  Running back Jake Edsinger scored the game’s only touchdown for the Stallions. 

The Stallion defense lines up against Stuebenville in the DIII State Championship Game (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

Senior Offensive Lineman with their position coach Tim Bahen (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

2009 Quick Facts 

  • DeSales won its third straight CCL title (first 3-peat since 1994-1996)

  • The Purple and White caputured the program's 20th league title overall

  • The Stallions qualified for the OHSAA Playoffs for the 16th consecutive season

  • DeSales finished as the #1 seed for the third year in a row

  • Head Coach Ryan Wiggins improved to 5-0 against Bishop Watterson

  • Defensive Lineman Travis Jackson was named First-Team All-Ohio and D-III Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Ohio

  • Offensive Lineman Alex Vance was named First-Team All-Ohio

  • The defense featured 4 Big Ten verbal commitments (Chi Chi Ariguzo - Northwestern, Adam Griffin - Ohio State, Travis Jackson - Michigan State, Chris Rock - Michigan)

  • Defensive End Chris Rock recorded 15 sacks and was named Second-Team All-Ohio

  • Adam Griffin finished with over 1,600 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns

  • Quarterback Nick Gentile led the team with 1301 rushing yard

  • Malcolm Burrell led the Stallions with 180 tackles

  • Evan Killilea (155) and Chi Chi Ariguzo (120) also recorded over 100 tackles each on Defense

 Class of 2010 Stallion football players

Class of 2010 Stallion football players