Jake Smith - "Where Are They Now"

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The 5th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Jake Smith ‘09!

Smith was the starting center on two undefeated regular season DeSales teams (2007, 2008), including in 2008, when he was named First Team All-Ohio for the Regional Champions.

These days, Jake resides in Pittsburgh and is set to marry his fiancé Maria SATURDAY! Here, the former Stallion reflects on his playing days at DeSales…

A special thanks to State Farm Agent and SFD Defensive Backs Coach Ben Aucoin for sponsoring this series once again!

 Jake Smith (78) and the Stallion offensive line helped pave the way for a career-high 211 rushing yards for Josh Kusan in a Regional Championship victory over Louisville

Jake Smith (78) and the Stallion offensive line helped pave the way for a career-high 211 rushing yards for Josh Kusan in a Regional Championship victory over Louisville

Ryan Corkean '17 - SFD Football Alum of the Week

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CORKREAN

Height:   6-2

Weight:  236 

Position:  Linebacker

Class:  2017

College:  Ashland University

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Ryan Corkrean ‘17
Ashland University

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WEEK 4 RECAP:

CORKREAN, A STARTING LINEBACKER, RECORDED A CAREER-HIGH 8 TACKLES IN A 24-17 LOSS AT OHIO DOMINICAN ON SATURDAY NIGHT IN A MATCHUP BETWEEN TWO TOP 20 DIVISION-II TEAMS. FOR THE SEASON, THE 6-FOOT-2, 236 POUNDER, HAS RECORDED 11 TACKLES, ONE FOR A LOSS, WITH A PASS BREAKUP FOR THE EAGLES, WHO HAVE SUFFERED TWO CLOSE LOSSES TO TWO NATIONALLY RANKED TEAMS. LAST YEAR, THE FORMER STALLION, MADE 35 STOPS FOR THE 11-2 NCAA REGION 3 SEMIFINALIST EAGLES.

Coach Wiggins wins his 100th at SFD in rout over Belmont

 Courtesy of @FootballSFD Twitter

Courtesy of @FootballSFD Twitter

The Stallions improve to 3-1 after a 50-6 win against 2017 playoff team Dayton Belmont. Quarterback Reno Godfrey threw for three scores and rushed for another as Ryan Wiggins won his 100th game as Head Coach of his alma mater. Anthony Sciarroni (receiving) and Joey Velazquez (rushing) added two scores for the Purple and White. Dante Fuller also recovered a fumble for a touchdown and Owen Faulkner caught a 20-yard pass for a score.

Mike Asbeck - "Where are They Now?"

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Mike Asbeck ‘86
vs. Oakwood, Region 12 Final

The 4th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Mike Asbeck ‘86!

Asbeck was the starting quarterback on the 1985 State Championship Football team. Despite missing the first two games due to a knee injury, the senior quarterback helped lead the Stallions to their first state title after throwing for over 1,000 yards.

These days, Mike currently serves as the Director of Athletics at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, and here, he talks about his days at SFD…

A special thanks to State Farm Agent and SFD Defensive Backs Coach Ben Aucoin for sponsoring this series once again!

1985 Division-III State Champions

Tucker Yinger '14 - SFD Football Alum of the Week


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YINGER

Height:   6-0

Weight:  193

Position:  Running Back

Class:  2014

College:  University of Dayton


WEEK 3 RECAP:

YINGER, A REDSHIRT SENIOR STARTING RUNNING BACK, HAD 11 CARRIES FOR 139 YARDS AND A TOUCHDOWN IN HIS TEAM’S 49-28 WIN LAST SATURDAY (9/2) AGAINST ROBERT MORRIS.  THE 6-FOOT 193 POUNDER WAS A PRESEASON ALL PIONEER FOOTBALL LEAGUE SELECTION AND EARNED FIRST TEAM HONORS A SEASON AGO AFTER RUSHING FOR 1,088 YARDS WITH 4 TOUCHDOWNS.  FOR HIS CAREER, THE FORMER STALLION HAS APPEARED IN 30 GAMES AND HAS ACCOUNTED FOR 2,555 YARDS AND 30 TOUCHDOWNS.  A STANDOUT ON THE FIELD, YINGER IS ALSO AN OUTSTANDING STUDENT, EARNING COSIDA FIRST TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN HONORS, IN ADDITION TO, BEING RECOGNIZED AS AN ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE SELECTION IN EACH OF HIS FOUR SEASONS ALREADY.  

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David Cook - "Where are They Now?"

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The 3rd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is David Cook '99!

Cook was a running back on back-to-back state championship teams and totaled 2,553 yards rushing.  After playing college baseball at Miami (OH), where he finished his career ranked in the top 10 in 11 categories in program history, he was a 9th round selection in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago White Sox.  

Here, David talks about playing football for the Stallions...

A special thanks to State Farm Agent and SFD Defensive Backs Coach Ben Aucoin for sponsoring this series once again!

1998 Division-III State Champions

DeSales 32, Lancaster 22

 via @FootballSFD Twitter

via @FootballSFD Twitter

The Stallion Football team improved to 2-0 after a 32-22 win at Lancaster.  Senior running back Joey Velazquez recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, finishing with 136 yards and a touchdown.  

Quarterback Reno Godfrey threw for three touchdowns and added a rushing score for a Stallion offense that totaled 496 yards of offense.  

Robert Robinson had two interceptions, including the game-clinching pick in the fourth quarter.  

Justin Thompson - "Where Are They Now?"

  Justin Thompson '08

Justin Thompson '08

The 2nd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Justin Thompson '08!

A two-year starter for the Stallions, Thompson continued his playing career at Kent State University, where he appeared in 38 career games for the Golden Flashes.  

Here, Justin reflects back on his decision to attend DeSales and his playing days

A special thanks to State Farm Agent and SFD Defensive Backs Coach Ben Aucoin for sponsoring this series once again!

 

 Justin Thompson (#81)

Justin Thompson (#81)

DeSales 35, Dayton Dunbar 0, final

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Follow @FootballSFD 

DeSales scored on the first play from scrimmage when Reno Godfrey found Anthony Sciarroni for a 67-yard strike and the Stallions never looked back.  The Purple and White scored 21 first quarter points en route to a 35-0 win, for the Stallions' second straight season opening shutout.  

Joey Velaquez, Jaylen Ball and Godfrey each had first half rushing touchdowns.  Junior defensive back Owen Faulkner returned an interception 25 yards for his first career touchdown.  The interception was part of four turnovers forced by the Purple and White.  

 

Tony Pusateri - "Where Are They Now?"

  Tony Pusateri '69  Starting offensive lineman on the 1968 CCL Championship Teams

Tony Pusateri '69
Starting offensive lineman on the 1968 CCL Championship Teams

The 1st edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Tony Pusateri '69!

Before he led his alma mater to the 1985 State Championship, Tony Pusateri was a starting offensive lineman on the first Stallion Football team to win an outright CCL Championship! 

Here, (Coach) Pusateri reflects on his playing days with the Stallions...

A special thanks to State Farm Agent and SFD Defensive Backs Coach Ben Aucoin for sponsoring this series once again!

 

 1968 CCL Champions

1968 CCL Champions

The 2018 Night of Tradition is this Saturday, July 28

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We are pleased to announce that this year’s Night of Tradition on July 28th will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our 1998 Division III State Championship Team.  

Tickets are $35 per person ($20 for 1998 players, $10 for current players).  Admission price includes dinner and drinks.  

The evening is open to anyone who has been a part of the football tradition: coaches, players, cheerleaders, parents, and fans!  

Proceeds from the event will be used to refurbish and purchase equipment for the football program.

Proceeds from the event will be used to refurbish and purchase equipment for the football program.

James Prater '15 named preseason All-American for Ashland University

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Former Stallion linebacker James Prater '15 was recognized by Street & Smith as a preseason Division-II All-American for Ashland University.  

Last season, Prater set an Ashland-record with 23.5 tackles for loss, resulting in 104 yards in losses; recorded 63 tackles (42 solos), 10 sacks, an interception, eight pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble.

Entering his senior campaign, Prater has 31 career tackles for loss, fourth-most in Ashland history.

SFD senior Joey Velazquez verbally commits to the University of Michigan

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St. Francis DeSales rising senior Joey Velazquez verbally committed to play baseball and football for the University of Michigan on June 22, 2018.  

Last season on the gridiron, Velazquez tallied 53 tackles on defense, and on offense, was second on the team in touchdowns (8), all-purpose yards (643), rushing yards (356).  As a junior for the Stallion Baseball team, Joey set a school record with a .545 batting average and was named the Ohio Division-II Player of the Year.  

Here's the Detroit Free Press with more.  

Stallion Football Camp starts tomorrow! Registration is still open!

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STALLION FOOTBALL CAMP

July 9 - 12
Grades 1 - 8
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come spend a week with the coaching staff and players of St. Francis DeSales.  Campers will be instructed on basic fundamentals of offense, defense, and special teams by position.  "Heads up tackling" and other safety techniques will be emphasized.  They will also participate in games, competitions, as well as a Stallion Football league.  Attendees will receive a SFD Football highlight video, a t-shirt, and a Rib Dinner!  Come join the finest football camp experience in Central Ohio.

Two more Stallion Football players participate in Signing Day

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Congratulations to Cullen Krombach (University of Dayton) and Cole Silvestri (Furman University)!


As a three-year letter-winner, Krombach played on both offensive and defensive lines during his career at DeSales.  As a senior, he was recognized as Special Mention All-District, making 10 starts on the offensive line and five starts on defensive line.  On defense, Krombach recorded 19 tackles and three sacks.  

 Cullen Krombach '18

Cullen Krombach '18


 Cole Silvestri '18

Cole Silvestri '18

Silvestri finished his career with 1,922 passing yards and 19 touchdowns.  As a junior, he helped lead the Stallions to a Regional Championship and a 13-1 record in 2016.  That season, DeSales set aschool-record for most points scored in a single season with 588 (42.0 per game).  Silvestri also accounted for 512 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.  

 


Under Head Coach Ryan Wiggins, St. Francis DeSales has had 35 players compete collegiately at the Division-I FBS / FCS level, prior to the class of 2018.  For the complete list of players, click here!

Good luck to SFD Alumnus Patrick Omameh '08 in today's AFC Championship Game!

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St. Francis DeSales High School will be represented today (1/21) in the AFC Championship game as 2008 alumnus Patrick Omameh is the starting left guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Omameh is set to become the first Stallion to participate in an NFL Conference Championship Game when the Jaguars play the New England Patriots on CBS at 3:05 PM.  Go Jaguars!

 

 

SFD senior Brian Asamoah to represent Team USA in U-19 International Bowl IX

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University of Oklahoma signee Brian Asamoah will compete for Team USA in the U-19 International Bowl IX at AT&T Stadium in Dallas tonight (1/19) at 9PM EST against Canada.  

The International Bowl features a series of twelve games showcasing top players from the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico and the Nordic nations.

Asamoah, a 6-2, 200 pound linebacker, is one of five Ohioans on Team USA's roster.   

The game can be seen live on ESPN3.  

James Prater '15 named Second Team All-American for Ashland University

 photo credit - Ashland Football

photo credit - Ashland Football

After an outstanding junior campaign at Ashland University, former Stallion Football player James Prater was recognized by D2Football.com as a Second Team All-American.  The 2015 alumnus registered a school-record 23.5 tackles for loss and led the Eagles with 42 solo tackles and 10 sacks.  In addition to being a First Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, Prater was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top Defensive End in Division-II, Division-III and NAIA.  

2017 National Signing Day

NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
December 20, 2017

Congratulations to the following Stallion Football players on signing their National Letters of Intent:  Brian Asamoah (University of Oklahoma), Brandon Derrow (Colorado State University), and Ty Van Fossen (University of Cincinnati).   

Under Head Coach Ryan Wiggins, St. Francis DeSales has had 35 players compete collegiately at the Division-I FBS / FCS level.  For the complete list of players, click here.  

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BRIAN ASAMOAH
6-2  | 215
Linebacker
St. Matthias

2017 Stats
957 rushing yards, 9 touchdowns
41 tackles, 10.5 for loss

2017 Honors
Second Team All-District
First Team All-CCL

SENIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
 

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BRANDON DERROW
6-3  |  240
Defensive Lineman
St. Paul

2017 Stats
38 tackles, 5.5 for loss
2 forced fumbles

2017 Honors
Second Team All-Ohio
First Team All-CCL

SENIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

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TY VAN FOSSEN
6-2  |  215
Linebacker
St. Matthew

2017 Stats
90 tackles, 16 for loss
148 yards receiving, touchdown

2017 Honors
First Team All-Ohio
First Team All-District
First Team All-CCL

SENIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS