Series History vs. Watterson
Bishop Watterson leads the overall series 35-25-1
1980's vs. Bishop Watterson
Decade Record against the Eagles: 4 - 6
10/06/1989 - Watterson 21, DeSales 0
BW leads the series 19-7-1
10/08/1988 - Watterson 10, DeSales 7
BW leads the series 18-7-1
10/10/1987 - DeSales 12, Watterson 10
The Stallions won their 30th straight game overall by defeating their rivals at Northland High School. DeSales, who moved to 6-0, needed the win in their effort to qualify for the postseason. Despite being ranked 2nd in the Division-II AP Ohio Poll, the Purple and White were 6th in the most recent Region 7 Computer Poll. In fact, in 1986 the Stallions went 10-0 in the regular season and did not qualify for the state playoffs even though they played the exact same schedule as they did in 1985 - the year the won the state championship. Against Watterson, DeSales never trailed as Jack Elgin scored a 1-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter after a 10-play, 75-yard drive. On the next possession, Watterson hit a 33-yard field goal to make it 6-3 DeSales, which was the score at halftime. After a scoreless 3rd quarter, Joe Cua recovered a fumble at the DeSales 44 yard line in the 4th quarter. The Stallions then went on an 11-play drive that feature seven Jared Van Guilder runs, including his 4-yard touchdown and DeSales led 12-3 with 8:33 remaining. Van Guilder finished the game with 134 yards rushing to led the Purple and White.
BW leads the series 17-7-1
10/26/1986 - DeSales 10, Watterson 7
After faulty lighting forced the game to be played on a Sunday afternoon, sophomore placekicker Dan Sprout kicked a 20-yard field goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to give the Stallions their 23rd straight win, the longest winning streak in the state. Scoreless at halftime, Watterson took a 7-0 lead on their first possession of the 2nd half. It was the first time all season that the Stallions trailed in a game. DeSales quarterback Jack Elgin led his team on a 6 play, 51 yard drive and scored on an 8 yard touchdown run to tie the game at 7 after a Sprout extra point. With 1:15 remaining in the game, the Stallions took over at their own 48. Elgin connected with Mike Green for 19 yards that moved the ball down to Watterson’s 8 yard line, setting up Sprout’s game winner.
BW leads the series 17-6-1
10/16/1985 - DeSales 19, Watterson 6
The Stallion defense forced six Watterson turnovers in the 19-6 victory over the Eagles. With the win, DeSales (9-0) clinched at least a share of the CCL title. The game was tied at zero, when the Stallions scored on three out of their four possessions between the end of the 1st half and the start of the 2nd half. Quarterback Mike Asbeck was 8-16 passing for 86 yards and two touchdowns to lead DeSales. Asbeck also rushed for 44 yards. Linebacker John Dennis recovered two of the four Watterson fumbles and also had an interception.
BW leads the series 17-5-1
10/06/1984 - Watterson 13, DeSales 0
BW leads the series 17-4-1
10/07/1983 - Watterson 10, DeSales 7
BW leads the series 16-4-1
10/16/1982 - DeSales 7, Watterson 0
Mike Nelson scored the game’s only points in the 3rd quarter on a 2 yard touchdown run for DeSales.
BW leads the series 15-4-1
10/18/1981 - Watterson 26, DeSales 0
BW leads the series 15-3-1
10/17/1980 - Watterson 21, DeSales 15
BW leads the series 14-3-1