Warren Ball '12 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 7
Warren
BALL

2008-2011

The 7th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Warren Ball ‘12!

Warren is a former All-Ohio running back for DeSales and won a National Championship at Ohio State University before concluding his playing career at the University of Akron, where he earned Academic All-MAC honors and served as Team Captain. These days, Warren is Scouting Assistant for the undefeated San Francisco 49ers!

Here, the former Stallion reflects on his playing days for the Purple and White…

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

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Matt D'Orazio '95 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 6
Matt
D’ORAZIO

1991-1995

The 6th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Matt D’Orazio ‘95!

D’Orazio, a former All-Ohio quarterback who went onto become Otterbein’s all-time leading passer and later led two Arena Football Teams to AFL Championships!

Here, the former Stallion reflects on his playing days for the Purple and White…

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

DeSales 42, Bishop Fenwick 22

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A 28-point first quarter fueled at 42-22 win for DeSales in their first-ever meeting with Bishop Fenwick. Senior quarterback Reno Godfrey threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the Stallion improved to 4-1 overall.

The Stallion Defense forced four turnovers, including a 22-yard fumble recovery returned for a score by Jaylen Ball. Mason Washington set up the game’s first score with his second interception of the season. Sophomore linebacker Jonathan Thompson forced a fumble and recorded his first career interception for DeSales, who held the Falcons to 49 yards in the first half. Corey Moriarty also had his first pick as a Stallion.

Jordan Johnson (49), Owen Faulkner (8) and Kole Perrine (65) each had receiving touchdowns. Perrine scored for third time from 60 yards out or more.

Charles Chandler '12 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 5
Charles
CHANDLER

2008-2011

The 5th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Justin Moore‘06!

A three-year letter-winner for the Stallions, who led the team in receiving as a junior and a senior. The 2011 First Team All-District player went onto to play at Kent State University, where he appeared in 33 career games for the Golden Flashes.

Here, the former Stallion reflects on his playing days for the Purple and White…

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

photo credit - Barb Dougherty

photo credit - Barb Dougherty

DeSales 35, Archbishop Alter 31

courtesy of @FootballSFD

courtesy of @FootballSFD

In the first meeting since 2005, DeSales out-slugged Kettering Alter 35-31 in a lightning delayed week four matchup between two programs who have combined for 49 playoff appearances, 98 playoff victories, and 22 Regional Championships.

Quintell Quinn had a career-high 147 yards rushing and two touchdowns, including a 90-yard kickoff return for a score.

Alter (3-1), the 2018 Division-III State Runner-up, took a 31-28 lead with 3:33 remaining in the game, thanks to a 42-yard field goal. Senior running back Jaylen Ball scored the go-ahead touchdown, his second of the game, with 54 seconds remaining, as the Stallions improved to 3-1 overall.

Reno Godfrey, who connected with Jordan Johnson and Owen Faulkner on the game-winning drive, scored his first rushing touchdown of the season early in the first quarter.

With the win, the Stallions improved to 11-2 all-time against Kettering Alter.

Justin Moore '06 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 4
Justin
MOORE

2002-2005

The 4th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Justin Moore‘06!

A two-way player on the 2005 Division-III State Runner-up team, Moore went onto play collegiately at the Air Force Academy, where he appeared in 27 games for the Falcons. As a senior for the Falcons, he finished second on the team in tackles for the Armed Forces Bowl Champions

Here, the former Stallion reflects on his playing days for the Purple and White…

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

Brady Mangini '95 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 3
Brady
MANGINI

1992-1995

The 3rd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Brady Mangini ‘95!

A two-sport standout for the Stallions, who's set to be inducted into the SFD Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. Mangini led the Stallion Football team for three straight seasons in all-purpose yards, totaling 2,537 rushing yards. He was also the Baseball program's first ever two-time First Team All-Ohio player.

Here, Mangini reflects on his days with the Stallions…

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

Ben Rothrauff '04 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 2
Ben
ROTHRAUFF

2002-2003

The 2nd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Ben Rothrauff ‘04!

A three-time Academic All-Big selection at Northwestern, where he walked on and later earned a scholarship, Rothrauff ended up appearing in 40 career games for the Wildcats.

These days, the former Stallion is completing his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. Here, Dr. Ben talks about his days as a Stallion.

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

DeSales 35, Carroll 28, Final

via @FootballSFD

via @FootballSFD

In the first-ever meeting between the two schools, the Stallions outlasted Dayton Carroll 35-28 in the season opener. Reno Godfrey threw for a career-high on 307 yards with two touchdowns, both to Kole Perrine (65, 62). Quintell Quinn crossed the goal line three times for the Stallions and also forced a fumble. Jordan Johnson intercepted two passes, as part of five turnover forced by the Purple and White.

Travis Jackson '10 - "Where Are They Now?"

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Week 1
Travis
JACKSON

Lineman
2006-2009

The 1st edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2019 is Travis Jackson ‘10!

Travis was the 2009 Division-III Ohio Co-Defensive Player of the year Stallions and went onto to play at Michigan State University, where he started 30 contests and was a part of four Spartan Bowl victories (Outback, Buffalo Wild Wings, Rose, Cotton).

Here, the four-time Academic Big Ten honoree and 2014 co-captain of MSU, talks about his days playing for Coach Wiggins and the Stallions…

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

Jackson, pictured far left, leads the way for Josh Kusan in the 2008 Watterson game at Crew Stadium

Jackson, pictured far left, leads the way for Josh Kusan in the 2008 Watterson game at Crew Stadium

2019 National Signing Day

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
February 6, 2019

Congratulations to the following Stallion Football players who signed their National Letters of Intent:  Bo Hobgood (Newberry College), Chris Karras (Bowling Green State University), and Anthony Sciarroni (Alderson Broaddus University)

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BO HOBGOOD
6-4  | 270
Offensive Lineman

2018 Stats
Started all 10 games at tackle


 

 
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CHRIS KARRAS
6-2  |  230
Tight End / Defensive End

2018 Stats
10 receptions, 107 yards, 2 TD
34 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 4 PBU

 
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ANTHONY SCIARRONI
6-0 | 195
Receiver / Defensive Back

2018 Stats
60 tackles, 2 for loss, 6 PBU
16 receptions, 283 yards, 4 TD

2018 National Signing Day

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NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
December 19, 2018

Congratulations to the following Stallion Football players on signing their National Letters of Intent:  Rodas Johnson (University of Wisconsin), Joey Velazquez (University of Michigan)

Under Head Coach Ryan Wiggins, St. Francis DeSales has had 40 players compete collegiately at the Division-I FBS / FCS level.  For the complete list of players, click here.  

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JOEY VELAZQUEZ
6-1  | 210
Linebacker / Running Back

2018 Stats
860 rushing yards, 13 touchdowns
103 receiving yards
127 passing yards, touchdown
21 tackles for loss, 6 forced fumbles

2018 Honors
First Team All-Ohio
DIII Central District Def. Player of the Year
First Team All-District
First Team All-CCL

JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS
 

 
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RODAS JOHNSON
6-3  |  285
Lineman

2018 Stats
31 tackles, 2.5 for los

2018 Honors
Second Team All-District
Second Team All-CCL

JUNIOR YEAR HIGHLIGHTS

 

Senior linebacker Joey Velazquez named First Team All-Ohio

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For the second season in a row a Stallion linebacker was recognized as First Team All-Ohio by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The 6-1, 210 pounder, who led the Stallions with 21 tackles for loss, joins Ty Van Fossen (University of Cincinnati) as an All-Ohio linebacker. Velazquez, a two-time First Team All-Ohio Baseball player and University of Michigan commit, was previously named the Central District Defensive Player of the Year.

Anthony Sciarroni named Second Team All-Ohio as a Defensive Back

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Senior safety Anthony Sciarroni earned Second Team All-Ohio honors for the second straight season after finishing with 60 tackles and leading DeSales with 6 PBU.

Sciarroni joins Derrius Mullins (2015, 2016) as the only Stallions to earn second team all-state recognition in two seasons.

DeSales sophomore Quintell Quinn was recognized as Special Mention All-Ohio after recording 88 tackles from his linebacker position.

Joey Velazquez named Central District Defensive Player of the Year

Joey Velazquez

Joey Velazquez

Quintell Quinn, sophomore (photo credit: Barb Dougherty)

Quintell Quinn, sophomore
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Senior linebacker Joey Velazquez (University of Michigan commit) was named the Central District Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Stallions with 21 tackles for loss. Also earning First Team All-Central District honors were senior defensive back Anthony Sciarroni and sophomore linebacker Quintell Quinn. Sciarroni finished with 60 tackles and led DeSales with 6 PBU. Quinn recorded 88 tackles from his linebacker spot and tallied 12.5 tackles for loss in his first year as a starter.

Anthony Sciarroni, senior (photo credit: Barb Dougherty)

Anthony Sciarroni, senior
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Recent Wisconsin commit Rodas Johnson and junior Cole Potts were recognized as second team defensive linemen. Senior receiver Carter Hilleary, senior defensive back Robert Robinson, and junior quarterback Reno Godfrey also picked up second team honors, which were chosen by a media panel from the district.

Bill Schwartz '83- "Where Are They Now"

Bill Schwartz ‘83

Bill Schwartz ‘83

The 9th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Bill Schwartz ‘83!

Bill was the starting quarterback on the 1982 Central Catholic League Championship team and earned All-CCL honors.

Here, Bill 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!

1982 St. Charles game

1982 St. Charles game

Adam Rader '96- "Where Are They Now"

Adam Rader ‘96

Adam Rader ‘96

The 8th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Adam Rader ‘96!

Adam was a First Team All-Ohio Linebacker on a Stallion Defense that allowed only 33 points in the 1995 regular season. Rader was also recognized as the Central District Defensive Player of the year for the Stallions, who went undefeated in the regular season for the second consecutive season.

These days, Adam resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his family and is a Detective for the Lexington Police Department.

Here, Rader 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!

1995 Central Catholic Legaue Champions

1995 Central Catholic Legaue Champions

DeSales 33, Terre Haute North (IN) 15, Final

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DeSales improved to 5-2 overall with a 33-15 win over Terre Haute North Vigo (IN). Joey Velazquez led the Stallions with three rushing touchdowns and 140 yards as the Purple and White moved to 3-1 all-time against teams from Indiana. Junior running back Jaylen Ball rushed for a career-high 82 yards and opened the scoring for the Stallions with a 34-yard run, which was set up by a Carter Hilleary interception. The DeSales defense held the Patriots to 79 yards rushing on 30 carries (2.6 per) and scored on an interception return by Barron Froehlich.