Series History vs. Watterson

Bishop Watterson leads the overall series 35-25-1

2000's vs. Bishop Watterson
Decade Record against the Eagles:  6 - 9
Decade Playoff Record against the Eagles:  2 - 3

Adam Griffin (24) puts the game out of reach with his second touchdown (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

11/20/2009  -  DeSales 24, Watterson 10 (Regional Final)

DeSales won their second straight Regional Final by defeating their rivals at Dublin Coffman.  Junior quarterback Nick Gentile ran for 150 yards on 28 carries to lead the Stallions over Watterson.  Running back Adam Griffin also added 89 yards on the ground and scored twice for a Stallion team that totaled 314 yards rushing on 57 carries (5.5 avg.).  Trailing 7-3 at the half, DeSales took the opening possession of the 2nd half right down the field to take the lead, thanks to Gentile’s 2-yard touchdown run.  Watterson would tie the game at 10, but Griffin’s two touchdowns would be the difference.  Head coach Ryan Wiggins improved to 5-0 vs. Watterson. 

BW leads the series 32-20-1

After a 160-yard rushing game, quarterback Nick Gentile prepares to drink from the Winner's Cup (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

After a 160-yard rushing game, quarterback Nick Gentile prepares to drink from the Winner's Cup (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

10/9/2009  -  DeSales 17, Watterson 10

The Stallion rushing attack out-gained the Eagles 258-140 en route to winning the 3rd consecutive CCL championship for the Purple and White.  It was the first three-peat for DeSales since the 1996-98 seasons.  Nick Gentile carried the ball 22 times for 160 yards.  With Watterson up 10-7 to start the 3rd quater, DeSales fumbled the opening kickoff to begin the 2nd half.  Deep in Stallions territory, Eagle quarterback was intercepted by Chi Chi Ariguzo.  A few plays later, Nick Gentile broke a 61-yard run that set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Adam Griffin, giving the Stallions the lead for good. 

BW leads the series 32-19-1

10/31/2008  -  DeSales 20, Watterson 17 (Reg. Quarterfinal)

DeSales jumped out to a 20-3 lead after two quarters of football and held off Watterson to win their 9th Regional Quarterfinal game.  Senior quarterback Thomas Gentile threw two touchdown passes and Josh Kusan ran for 135 yards and a touchdown for the Stallions.  DeSales sophomore Chris Rock and senior Ike Ariguzo each had touchdown grabs.  It was the first time in school history that DeSales had beaten Watterson in the playoffs and twice in one season. 

BW leads the series 32-18-1

Josh Kusan (2) ran for 135 yards and had a key interception late in the 4th quarter to preserve the victory for the Stallions (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

Josh Kusan (2) ran for 135 yards and had a key interception late in the 4th quarter to preserve the victory for the Stallions (photo credit - Barb Dougherty)

10/3/2008  -  DeSales 21, Watterson 17

DeSales successfully defended their 2007 CCL crown by defeating Watterson in come-from-behind fashion at Columbus Crew Stadium.  After trailing 10-0 at halftime, the Stallions were fueled by a 42-yard run by Josh Kusan and the Thomas Gentile - Ike Ariguzo connection.  Early in the 3rd quarter, Kusan’s big run help set up the a Gentile 2-yard touchdown pass to Ariguzo.  The two seniors would hook up 6 times for 80 yards, most of it coming in the 2nd half.  Junior running back Adam Griffin gave the Stallions the lead with a 22 yard run late in the 4th quarter.  However, Watterson mounted a drive and took it deep into DeSales territory until Kusan, a two-way player, intercepted a Pat Nester pass to seal it. 

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BW leads the series 32-17-1

Jeff Walsh's 34-yard touchdown run ended up being the difference (photo credit - Manny Pace)

10/5/2007  -  DeSales 13, Watterson 6

The Stallions, ranked number one in Division II, won their first CCL title since 2000 thanks to Jeff Walsh’s 34-yard run with six seconds remaining.  Walsh broke free on the 4th-and-1 run and scored the game’s only touchdown.  DeSales held the Eagles to just 41 yards of offense in the 2nd half.  Adam Slupski intercepted a Mason Tackacs pass and returned it 65-yards with one minute remaining in the 2nd quarter to set up the Stallions‘ first score, a Mark Sherman 21-yard field goal.     

BW leads the series 32-16-1

10/05/2006  -  Watterson 40, DeSales 34

BW leads the series 32-15-1

10/07/2005  -  Watterson 22, DeSales 3

BW leads the series 31-15-1

11/20/2004  -  Watterson 27, DeSales 6 (Regional Final)

BW leads the series 30-15-1

10/08/2004  -  Watterson 17, DeSales 0

BW leads the series 29-15-1

11/17/2003  -  Watterson 9, DeSales 6 O.T. (Reg. Semifinal)

BW leads the series 28-15-1

10/03/2003  -  Watterson 21, DeSales 7

BW leads the series 27-15-1

11/16/2002  -  Watterson 20, DeSales 19 (Regional Final)

BW leads the series 26-15-1

10/04/2002  -  Watterson 34, DeSales 14

BW leads the series 25-15-1

10/15/2001  -  Watterson 41, DeSales 14

BW leads the series 24-15-1

10/06/2000  -  DeSales 28, Watterson 23

Tony Borghese ran for 183 yards with two touchdowns and Andrew Addington intercepted four passes, including returning one for a touchdown to lead DeSales to the 2000 CCL Championship.  Watterson scored on their first possession, but the Stallions answered on a 78-yard touchdown run by Borghese.  With the game tied at 14 at the start of the 3rd quarter, Borghese broke another long run for a touchdown.  Borghese took it 80 yards for the score in front of a huge crowd at Hagely Field.  In the 1st minute of the 4th quarter, Mike Thornton kicked a 16-yard field goal to cut the DeSales lead to 21-17.  On the ensuing possession Borghese tossed a 42-yard touchdown pass to Chris Boehm, but the Eagles were not done.  Watterson quarterback Wally Theado, Borgehese’s future college roommate, hit Andrew Ferraro for a touchdown and a failed two-point conversion made it 28-23.  The Eagles had one last chance to win it, but Addington picked off Theado and the Stallions grabbed their 6th win of the season. 

BW leads the series 23-15-1