2016

Record:  13-1

Head Coach:  Ryan Wiggins
Assistant Coaches:  Ben Aucoin, Tim Bahen, Brian Cromwell, Mike Delfino, Mike Freado, Jimmy Frissora, Tyler Gantz, Jim Gaul, Mike Sciarroni, Trent Sheumaker and Jason Wiggins

 

2016 Regular Season

Football North (CA), W 49-12    
Canal Winchester, W 47-7    
Bishop Hartley, W 31-24    
Cov. Catholic (KY), W 49-17    
Bishop Watterson, W 32-8    
Trenton Edgewood, W 48-21    
Logan, W 54-7    
Columbus St. Charles, W 38-7
Mount Vernon, W 56-14

 

2016 OHSAA Playoff Games

Ty Van Fossen (7) led the Stallions with 7 tackles, including 4 for a loss

Ty Van Fossen (7) led the Stallions with 7 tackles, including 4 for a loss

Divsion-III, Region 11 Quarterfinal
DeSales (10-0) vs. Thornville Sheridan (8-2)

Date:  November 5, 2016
Location:  Alumni Stadium

Result:  DeSales 55, Sherdian 13
The Stallions raced out to a 49-7 halftime lead, en route to a 55-13 win.  Senior running back Alonzo Booth needed just 14 carries for his 164 yard, four touchdown night as he passed Dino Razzano '03 to become the school's all-time leading career rusher.  The Stallion defense held the Generals to 123 yards and forced three turnovers.  Ryan Corkrean recorded an interception and also had a 53-yard touchdown reception.  Quarterback Cole Silvestri rushed for a touchdown and threw for another score.  

 
Alonzo Booth (34) tied a career-high with 31 carries and finished with 228 yards and 4 touchdowns

Alonzo Booth (34) tied a career-high with 31 carries and finished with 228 yards and 4 touchdowns

Divsion-III, Region 11 Semifinal
DeSales (11-0) vs. Beechcroft (9-2)

Date:  November 12, 2016
Location:  Westerville North High School

Result:  DeSales 38, Beechcroft 12
Alonzo Booth rushed for 228 yards and four touchdowns as the Stallions advanced to the Region 11 Final.  The Stallion defense held the Cougars to 1-for-10 on 3rd down conversions and were led by Drew McLuckie and Joey Velazquez's 8 tackles each.  Due to a power outage on gameday at Westerville Central, the location was switched to Westerville North.  The Purple and White improved to 16-5 all-time against the Cougars.  

 
Junior quarterback Cole Silvestri (12) threw for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another as the Stallions captured their 11th Regional Championship

Junior quarterback Cole Silvestri (12) threw for 2 touchdowns and rushed for another as the Stallions captured their 11th Regional Championship

Divsion-III, Region 11 Final
DeSales (12-0) vs. Hamilton Township (10-2)

Date:  November 19, 2016
Location:  Upper Arlington High School

Result:  DeSales 49, Hamilton Township 6
In the first meeting between the two schools since 1978, the Stallions scored 21 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters to build a 49-0 lead and would go on to win the school's 11th Regional Championship.  Alonzo Booth started things off with a 98-yard run early in the opener quarter and it was the first of four scoring plays of 50 yards or more for DeSales.  Joe Arnold caught a 51-yard pass from Cole Silvestri and returned a fumble on offense 55 yards for another touchdown.  Silvestri connected with Jared Noble for 50 yards and also had a 21-yard score on the ground.  Derrius Mullins led the Stallion defense with 10 tackles as the Purple and White held the Rangers to 53 yards rushing on 26 carries.  Ryan Corkrean tallied 8 tackles and returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown.  

 
Seniors Drew McLuckie (64), Alozno Booth (34), Jared Noble (2) and Ryan Corkrean (5) at midfield before the pregame coin toss

Seniors Drew McLuckie (64), Alozno Booth (34), Jared Noble (2) and Ryan Corkrean (5) at midfield before the pregame coin toss

Divsion-III, State Semifinal
DeSales (13-0) vs. Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1)

Date:  November 26, 2016
Location:  Arlin Field (Mansfield)

Result:  Archbishop Hoban 23, DeSales 14
Akron Hoban, the defending Division-III State Champions, rallied from a 14-3 halftime deficit to hand the Stallions their first loss of the season.  The Knights out-gained the Stallions 210-195.  Linebackers Ty Van Fossen and Ryan Corkrean each recorded 12 tackles to lead DeSales.  On offense, Alonzo Booth finished with 98 yards and touchdown.  Van Fossen also scored on a 6-yard run in the second quarter.  Hoban would go on to win the 2016 Division-III State Championship the following week, 30-0 over Trotwood Madison.  

Seniors celebrating the CCL Silver Division Championship

2016 Quick Facts 

  • The 2016 team won the program's 11th Regional Championship and first since 2009

  • DeSales moved into 8th place all-time for most playoff wins (54) in OHSAA history 

  • It was the 9th time that a Stallion team finished the regular season undefeated

  • DeSales won 10 games in a season for the 16th time in program history

  • The Stallions qualified for the OHSAA Playoffs for the 25th time, which is 9th best all-time in Ohio history

  • DeSales finished as the #1 seed in Region in 11

  • The Purple and White captured the program's 24th league title overall

  • Head Coach Ryan Wiggins '97 led the Stallions to their 7th CCL Silver Division championship in his 10th season

  • The 2016 team set a school-record for most points scored in a single season with 588 (42.0 per game) and broke the 1998 team's mark of 450 points

  • The Stallions set a program record for most points scored (432) in a regular season despite playing with a running clock in the 2nd half in seven games

  • Running Back Alonzo Booth (Eastern Kentucky University) was named First-Team All-Ohio and finished as runner-up for Ohio Mr. Football after finishing with single season school-records in rushing yards (2,437) and touchdowns (40)

  • Booth, the DIII Central District and Dispatch Metro Offensive Player of the Year, also set the school's career rushing mark with 3,352 yards

  • Linebacker Ryan Corkrean (Ashland University) was named Second Team All-Ohio and finished his career with 39 starts and tallied 249 tackles (83 in 2016)

  • Senior placekicker Dominic DiMaccio (University of Missouri), a Second Team All-Ohio selection, finished with 160 career points

  • Drew McLuckie '17 (University of Findlay) was named Second Team All-Ohio as an offensive lineman and finished with 34 career starts

  • Senior Derrius Mullins (University of Toledo) was recognized Second Team All-Ohio for the second straight season after finishing with 78 tackles, 25.5 for a loss

  • For the second season in a row, the SFD Football team was named Academic All-Ohio by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association

  • Seniors Ryan Corkrean, Drew McLuckie and Jared Noble (University of Pennsylvania) were each named Academic All-Ohio


2016 TEAM LEADERS

OFFENSE

RUSHING YARDS
Alonzo Booth (2,437)

PASSING YARDS
Cole Silvestri (1,069)

TOUCHDOWNS
Alonzo Booth (40)

DEFENSE

TACKLES
Ty Van Fossen (92)

TACKLES FOR LOSS
Ty Van Fossen (25.5)

INTERCEPTIONS
Jared Noble (4)

SPECIAL TEAMS

POINTS
Dominic DiMaccio (94)

PUNTING
Dominic DiMaccio (40.5 per)

TACKLES
Tariq Stewart (19)


DeSales vs. Central Catholic League Opponents

*League games only

9/30/2016 - DeSales 32, Watterson 8

The Stallion defense held the Eagles to 37 yards of total offense in the 32-8 win as the Purple and White improved to 6-0, 1-0 in CCL Silver Division play.  Until the final Watterson possession late in the 4th quarter, the Eagles had -7 yards of offense. Alonzo Booth led a Stallion rushing attack with 208 yards and two touchdowns.  Cole Silvestri and Brian Asamoah each had rushing scores as Head Coach Ryan Wiggins improved to 10-3 against the Eagles.  Junior linebacker Ty Van Fossen recorded two safeties for a Stallion defense that held the Maroon and Vegas Gold to 0 yards after two quarters.

10/21/2016 - DeSales 38, St. Charles 7

The Stallions scored 21 points in the first quarter, as part of a 38 point first half, en route to a 38-7 win over St. Charles to clinch the 2016 Central Catholic League Silver Division Championship.  Alonzo Booth had 168 total yards (102 rushing, 66 receiving), scored three touchdowns and moved into second place all-time with 1,623 yards for most rushing yards in a single season.  Cole Silvestri connected with Booth (66) and Joe Arnold (50) for passing touchdowns as the Purple and White totaled 271 first half yards.  The Stallion defense held the Cardinals to 31 yards of offense in the first half and Joey Velazquez had an interception return for a touchdown. It was the third straight CCL Silver Division Championship for Head Coach Ryan Wiggins and 7th overall (in 10 seasons) for the 1997 SFD alumnus. The Stallions outscored the Cardinals 98-7 in all three levels, including in Freshmen and Junior Varsity Football.  

A special thanks to Barb Dougherty for the photos