Series History vs. Watterson
Bishop Watterson leads the overall series 35-25-1
1990's vs. Bishop Watterson
Decade Record against the Eagles: 7 - 4
Decade Playoff Record against the Eagles: 0 - 1
10/08/1999 - Watterson 21, DeSales 0
BW leads the series 23-14-1
10/16/1998 - DeSales 14, Watterson 3
The Stallions won their 5th straight regular season game over Watterson - a school record - and captured the 1998 CCL championship. The Purple and White ran their record to 6-1 overall. On the first possession of the 3rd quarter, DeSales went on an 80-yard scoring drive and took a 7-3 lead on quarterback Aaron Powell’s 1-yard touchdown run. In the 4th quarter, after a Roy Williams 18-yard run on 4th and 6 to the Watterson 13 yard line, David Cook increased the Stallion lead with a 1-yard touchdown run. The top two rushers for DeSales found most of their success on the ground in the 2nd half. Cook had 84 of his 96 yards rushing after halftime, while Powell ran for 82 yards in the 2nd half. Powell finished with 122 yards and a touchdown. Watterson was held to 90 yards of offense in the 2nd half and 84 of their total yards came on their last possession with the Stallions up 14-3.
BW leads the series 22-14-1
10/10/1997 - DeSales 12, Watterson 10
The Eagles scored on their first possession, but the Stallions tied the game right before halftime with a 9-play drive that was capped-off by a one yard touchdown run by Travis Marter. Marter would finish with 65 yards rushing and three touchdowns to lead the Stallions, who beat Watterson for the fourth straight time in the regular season. DeSales out-gained Watterson 284-49 on the ground and picked off two Eagle passes. DeSales’ David Cook led the game with 110 yards rushing on 17 carries. Nick Preston contributed with 95 yards rushing for the Stallions, who would be ranked 3rd in the state in the week’s following Associated Press Division-III Poll.
BW leads the series 22-13-1
10/11/1996 - DeSales 7, Watterson 3
In a defensive battle, the Stallions knocked off the state’s number one ranked team in Division-II and held an Eagle offense to a season-low 3 points. Watterson came into the game averaging 32 points per contest, but the Stallion defense held their rivals to 106 yards of total offense. Watterson still out-gained the Stallions on the night though - 106 to 88 - in a game that featured 13 punts and 14 first downs. On the 3rd play of the game, Mike Mayhew intercepted an Eagle pass that led to the game’s only touchdown - a Matt Stewart 1-yard run. The Eagles attempted to tie the score, moving the ball down to the DeSales 5 yard line late in the 3rd quarter. Watterson was called for illegal motion and the Stallion defense registered back-to-back sacks and the Eagles had to settle for a 28-yard field goal. Matt Stewart accounted for 67 of the 88 total yards for DeSales, who did not complete one pass in the game (0-for-4).
BW leads the series 22-12-1
10/10/1995 - Watterson 17, DeSales 3 (Regional Semifinal)
BW leads the series 22-11-1
10/13/1995 - DeSales 14, Watterson 0
After a scoreless first half that featured two turnovers, the Stallions were led by Gary Berry and his 134 yards rushing. In the 2nd half, on a 3rd and 10, Berry ran for 33 yards, which set up a 28-yard touchdown pass from Joe Magliocca to Nick Dembski. Berry also added a 36-yard run for the 4th ranked Stallions. Adam Rader and Mike Fickell recorded two sacks each for a Stallion defense that stopped three Watterson 4th down conversions in the 4th quarter. The ’95 defense had only given up 19 points through 7 games.
BW leads the series 21-11-1
10/15/1994 - DeSales 41, Watterson 6
DeSales remained perfect on the season, improving to 7-0, 1-0 in CCL play thanks to a stout defense that held Watterson to 87 total yards and forced seven punts. The Stallion offense ran for 341 yards and did not punt one time. Quarterback Matt D’Orazio also threw for 120 yards and accounted for 115 yards on the ground with 2 touchdowns. The Purple and White jumped on the Eagles in the 2nd quarter, scoring 21 points. Brady Mangini rushed for 115 yards on 18 carries for the Stallions, who also received 58 yards rushing and a touchdown from Gary Berry. Patrick Rond also had a 26-yard touchdown reception for DeSales.
BW leads the series 21-10-1
10/15/1993 - Watterson 17, DeSales 14 OT
BW leads the series 21-9-1
10/17/1992 - Watterson 14, DeSales 10
BW leads the series 20-9-1
10/11/1991 - DeSales 24, Watterson 7
The Stallions scored 10 points in the 2nd quarter thanks to a 20-yard Nick Magistrale touchdown run and a John Mahle 23-yard field goal and made it two striaght over Watterson. The Eagles cut the lead to 10-7, but in the 4th quarter, Brian Emmerling connected with Brian Valentine on a 50 yard scoring strike to give the Stallions a 17-7 lead. Mike Williams would later add a 4-yard run and DeSales moved to 4-3 overall, 1-0 in CCL Silver Division play.
BW leads the series 19-9-1
10/6/1990 - DeSales 26, Watterson 0
The Stallion defense intercepted six Watterson passes, five of them in the 2nd half as DeSales remained perfect in Ohio Catholic League play. DeSales led 7-0 at halftime after Steve Smith’s 2-yard touchdown run. Smith also added two 4th quarter rushing touchdowns to finish the night with three scores and 145 yards on the ground. Bill Luckso recorded four interceptions for the Stallions, including three of them in the final quarter of play. DeSales quarterback Brian Emmerling contributed with a 1-yard scoring run and completed 8 passes for 110 yards. Nick Magistrale and Chalaco Clark both had interceptions for the Stallions.
BW leads the series 19-8-1