Joey Velazquez named Central District Defensive Player of the Year

 Joey Velazquez

Joey Velazquez

 Quintell Quinn, sophomore (photo credit: Barb Dougherty)

Quintell Quinn, sophomore
(photo credit: Barb Dougherty)

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
(photo credit: Barb Dougherty)

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.

Nick Magistrale '92 - "Where Are They Now"

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The 7th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Nick Magistrale ‘92!

Nick was a First Team All-Ohio selection as a senior on the 1991 State Semifinalists. On the 1991 team, that won their second straight Regional Championship, Nick totaled 961 yards and recorded seven interceptions for the 9-4 Stallions.

Nick is in his 19th year as an Athletic Director and is currently at Dublin Scioto High School.

Here, Nick 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!

 1991 Regional Champions

1991 Regional Champions

Kenny Stafford '08 - SFD Football Alum of the Week

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Kenny
STAFFORD

Height:   6-3

Weight: 204

Position:  Wide Receiver

Class:  2008

College:  University of Toledo

Pro Team: Edmonton Eskimos

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WEEK 6 RECAP:

Stafford, a starting receiver for Edmonton, made four receptions for 35 yards in his team’s 28-15 loss to Ottawa on Saturday (9/22).  For the season, the 6-foot-3, 204 pounder is tied for second on his team with 51 receptions and is third with 722 receiving yards. His 51 catches ranks him 10th in all of the CFL and he’s 11th in receiving yards.  Stafford is set to play in game number 60 in his CFL career, this Saturday against Winnipeg. Now in his sixth season, the former Stallion has tallied over 2,200 yards receiving with 16 touchdowns. He’s in his second stint with Edmonton, but Stafford was a part of a Grey Cup Championship team in 2016.  

DeSales 35, St. Charles 7, final

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via @FootballSFD twitter

The Stallions outscored St. Charles 28-0 in the second half en route to a 35-7 victory and improved to 4-2 overall and opened up CCL play at 1-0. Sophomore running back Quintell Quinn led DeSales with a career-high 139 yards (on 10 carries) and Joey Velazquez added 120 yards (on 13 carries) as the Stallions out-gained the Cardinals 366-116. Velazquez and Quinn each had two scores. DeSales junior Owen Faulkner caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Velazquez and recovered a kickoff. The Stallions overcame six turnovers for their fifth straight win over the Cardinals and 41st overall, in 42 games.

Austin Addington-Strapp '04 - "Where Are They Now"

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The 6th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2018 is Austin Addington-Strapp ‘04!

Austin was named Second Team All-Ohio as a senior on the 2003 Regional Finalists. He was a member of three Stallion teams that made Regional Championship game appearances, including his sophomore year, when he started at inside linebacker on the 2001 State Runner-up team.

These days, Austin serves as a Strength and Conditioning Football Coach at University of Pittsburgh.

These days, Austin serves as a Strength and Conditioning Football Coach at University of Pittsburgh.

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!

LaShaun Sanders '13 - SFD Football Alum of the Week

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SANDERS

Height:   6-1

Weight:  190 

Position:  Defensive Back

Class:  2013

College:  Capital University

 Ryan Corkrean ‘17 Ashland University

Ryan Corkrean ‘17
Ashland University

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WEEK 5 RECAP:

Sanders, a senior defensive back for the Crusaders, made seven tackles, had two pass break-ups, and blocked an extra point in last Saturday’s (9/15) 44-40 loss to Heidelberg.  For the season, the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder, has made 11 tackles in 3 games played for Capital. For his career, the former Stallion, has appeared in 23 games, recorded 99 tackles and intercepted 3 passes, to go along with 17 pass break-ups.  Last season, Sanders earned Honorable Mention All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors after tallying 51 tackles and leading the team with 11 passes broken up.

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

 Ryan Corkrean ‘17 Ashland University

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?"

 Mike Asbeck ‘86 vs. Oakwood, Region 12 Final

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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Tucker
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

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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.