State Runner-Up

2009 Division-III State Champions

Record:  11 - 4
Head Coach:  Ryan Wiggins

In his third season as Head Coach, Ryan Wiggins took his alma mater back to the OHSAA State Championship.  Under Wiggins in 2009, the Stallions captured their third straight CCL Championship, beat Watterson twice for the second year in a row, made their third straight Regional Final Appearance and won their second straight (Regional title).    

 

2005 Division-III State Runner-Up

Record:  10 - 5
Head Coach:  Bob Jacoby

After needing to win their final two regular season games to qualify for the playoffs, the Stallions made a postseason run thanks to some stout defense.  DeSales allowed just 21 points in four games and posted two shutouts leading up to the 2005 Division-III State Championship.

 

2001 Division-III State Runner-Up

Record:  9 - 6
Head Coach:  Bob Jacoby

Despite ending the regular season with four consecutive losses, which was the longest losing streak for SFD since 1967, the Stallions made it all the way to the 2001 Division-III Final before losing in overtime to Mentor Lake Catholic.  Along the way to Massillon, DeSales dominated the top seed in Region 11, Steubenville, in a quarterfinal game, and rallied to win in one of the most incredible finishes in DeSales history, a 20-17 victory against Kettering Alter.  
 

 

1996 Division-III State Champions

Record:  11 - 3
Head Coach:  Bob Jacoby

After a pair of early postseason exits in 1994 and 1995, the 1996 team relied on their defense to carry them back to Massillon.  The Purple and White held Kettering Alter, Jackson and Sheridan - the three playoff opponents prior to the state championship game - to a combined 21 points (7 per game) and 350 yards (116.7 yards per game).  

 

1990 Division-II State Runner-Up

Record:  11 - 3
Head Coach:  Bob Jacoby

The Stallions, making their second state final, lost to St. Marys Memorial 14-3.  It was only third time DeSales gave up double digit points.  In fact, in 14 games the Stallion defense, featuring five First Team All-Central District players, held opponents to a combined 84 points (6 points per game).