Series History vs. St. Charles
DeSales leads the overall series 41-4
2000's vs. St. Charles
Decade Record against the Cardinals: 10 - 0
10/2/2009 - DeSales 10, St. Charles 0
The DeSales defense stole the show in this one, holding the Cardinals to 81 yards on 54 offensive plays (1.5 yards per play). Kyle Nugent’s 27-yard field goal represented the only scoring in the first half. Junior Quarterback Nick Gentile’s 56-yard touchdown run late in the 4th quarter clinched the win for the Stallions. Senior Safety Mitch Herbert had two interceptions for DeSales.
SFD leads the series 35-3
9/26/2008- DeSales 20, St. Charles 10
St. Charles took a 10-7 lead into the 4th quarter, but the Stallions outscored the Cardinals 13-0 in the final frame for the win. Josh Kusan had a huge second half to led DeSales and finished with 170 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Kusan ran for 158 yards after halftime. Senior quarterback Thomas Gentile threw for 91 yards, a touchdown and rushed for 90 yards for the Purple and White.
SFD leads the series 34-3
9/28/2007 - DeSales 38, St. Charles 14
DeSales running back Ryan Clark ran the ball six times for 164 yards and scored three touchdowns for Ryan Wiggins in his first CCL game as head coach of the Stallions. Junior quarterback Thomas Gentile hooked up with Kenny Stafford four times for 122 yards and a score for DeSales. Gentile finished 5-of-7 passing for 159 yards.
SFD leads the series 33-3
9/29/2006 - DeSales 35, St. Charles 0
Quarterback Jimmy Vahalik had two touchdown passes (58, 53) to lead the Stallions to the victory. Ryan Clark added 151 yards rushing for DeSales, who won their 30th straight over the Cardinals. The Stallion defense forced three turnovers and held St. Charles to 117 yards and just six first downs.
SFD leads the series 32-3
9/30/2005 - DeSales 51, St. Charles 7
DeSales opened up CCL play by racing to a 31-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 51-7 victory over the Cardinals. DeSales’ Chris Thomas rushed the ball 22 times for 195 yards with three touchdowns. Quarterback Matt Mangini threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Alex Stewart for DeSales, who improved to 4-2. Ryan Clark added a 93-yard run for a score and Kyrell Crook crossed the goal line from two yards out for the Purple and White.
SFD leads the series 31-3
10/1/2004 - DeSales 35, St. Charles 7
Heath Killilea caught three Matt Mangini passes for touchdowns and the Stallions used the big-play in their 35-7 win. Killilea scored from 39, 26 and 65 yards out and running back Chris Thomas added a 39-yard touchdown for DeSales. Thomas finished the night with 115 yards rushing. O’Shay Mallory returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown for the Stallion defense.
SFD leads the series 30-3
9/27/2003 - DeSales 7, St. Charles 0
In a game that was originally supposed to be played the night before and at a different venue, the Stallions made it 27 straight over the Cardinals with a 7-0 victory. The contest was scheduled to be played on Friday night at St. Charles, but lightning and poor field conditions moved the game to Bexley and to be played on Saturday night. The game came down to the wire as DeSales’ Mark Shirtzinger scored from 17 yards out with 36 seconds remaining on 3rd down and that was the difference. With less than two minutes left, St. Charles fumbled inside their own 25, which set up the game winner for Shirtzinger. It was a contest that featured both defenses - the teams combined for 171 yards of offense on 99 plays and there were 11 three-and-outs.
SFD leads the series 29-3
9/27/2002 - DeSales 33, St. Charles 22
DeSales remained perfect on the season, thanks to Dino Razzano’s performance at quarterback. Razzano ran for 148 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 175 yards and two scores as the Stallions moved to 6-0. Galen Powell was the recipient of five Razzano passes, totaling 140 yards and two touchdowns. The Stallion signal caller finished the evening 8-of-16 passing. Joe Bednarek kicked two first half field goals (32, 23) for the Purple and White who led 20-7 at halftime.
SFD leads the series 28-3
9/28/2001 - DeSales 35, St. Charles 28
St. Charles took a 14-0 lead, but the Stallions stormed back, scoring 28 unanswered points on the way to a 35-28 come-from-behind win. With less than a minute to go in the 4th quarter, on their own 12 yard line, quarterback Jack Rafferty led the Cardinals down to the DeSales 21. On 2nd down in the waning moments, Brian Rotella sacked Rafferty to clinch the win for the Stallions. Down 14-0, Andrew Addington got the Stallions on the scoreboard, with a 14-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Dino Razzano made it 14-13 after a 94-yard run and an extra point tied the game at 14. For the game, Razzano was 5-for-5 passing for 155 yards yards, including a 54-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Addington. Razzano also added 155 yards on the ground. De’Wayne Penn contributed two rushing touchdowns for the Stallions.
SFD leads the series 27-3
9/29/2000 - DeSales 23, St. Charles 7
The state’s 6th ranked team in Division-II improved to 5-1, 1-0 in CCL play despite being called for 16 penalties for 169 yards. Richie McNally’s 42-yard field goal was the difference at halftime as the Stallions took a 10-7 lead into the locker room. Jason Barnett’s 99-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed it for DeSales. Mike Love and Jeff Acree each had 6-yard rushing touchdowns for the Stallions. Matt Berndt recovered a fumble and intercepted a Cardinal pass.
SFD leads the series 26-3