Adam Acquista '15 - Football Alum of the Week

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Adam
ACQUISTA

Height:   5-8

Weight:  180

Position:  Placekicker

Class:  2015

College:  Wittenberg University

WEEK 8 RECAP:

Last Saturday (10/7), the junior placekicker accounted for nine points on 6-of-6 extra points along with a 37-yard field goal in a 59-17 win at Hiram.  For the season, the 5-foot-8, 180 pounder has converted 22 PATs and is 5-for-6 kicking field goals for the 5-0 Tigers.  The former Stallion leads the team with 37 points and is first in the NCAC for field goals made. 

Dan Koons - "Where Are They Now?"

Dan Koons '99 Starting Lineman on the 1998 State Championship Team

Dan Koons '99
Starting Lineman on the 1998 State Championship Team

The 8th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Dan Koons '99

After a great career at the University of Louisville as a starting center, Dan played professionally in the Arena Football League and had a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills.  

Click here to see what Dan is up to these days!

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

 

Jared Noble '17 - Football Alum of the Week

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Jared
NOBLE

Height:   5-10

Weight:  190

Position:  Defensive Back

Class:  2017

College:  University of Pennsylvania

WEEK 7 RECAP:

Last Friday (9/29), the true freshman cornerback made his first career start for the Quakers and finished with 6 tackles in a 16-13 loss to Darmouth.  It was the first loss of the season for Penn, who dropped to 2-1, 1-0 in Ivy League play, and the third game played for the former Stallion. Noble, a 5-foot-10, 190 pounder has registered 10 tackles for the season and blocked a kick against Lehigh.  

Chris Cordi - "Where Are They Now?"

Chris Cordi '87 1986 All-Ohio Lineman

Chris Cordi '87
1986 All-Ohio Lineman

The 7th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Chris Cordi '87

Chris was a two-time All-CCL lineman and was a part of two undefeated regular season teams, including 1985, Ohio's first-ever 14-0 team.  A first team All-Ohio lineman as a senior in 1986, played collegiately at Urbana.

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

 

Career win 100 for Coach Ryan Wiggins

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With Friday's 28-3 win over Trenton Edgewood, Head Coach Ryan Wiggins captured his 100th career victory!  Coach Wiggins, a 1997 alumnus of St. Francis DeSales, is in his 11th season and was also an assistant coach at DeSales from 1997-2005.  He served as the Head Coach of Akron St. Vincent St. Mary in 2006, where he went 4-6.   

Wiggins Record at DeSales

Year   / Record / Pct. / CCL Finish, Postseason (Round)    
(2007)  12-1  .923  CCL Champions, Regional Runner-up
(2008)  13-1  .929  CCL Champions, Regional Champions, State Semifinalist
(2009)  11-4  .733  CCL Champions, Regional Champions, State Runner-up
(2010)   5-6   .455  Regional Quarterfinalists
(2011)   7-4   .636  CCL Champions, Regional Semifinalists
(2012)   5-5   .500
(2013)   5-4   .555
(2014)  10-3  .769  CCL Champions, Regional Runner-up
(2015)  10-2  .833  CCL Champions, Regional Semifinalists
(2016)  13-1. .929CCL Champions, Regional Champions, State Semifinalist
(2017)   5-2.  .714
Totals  96-33 .744  

DeSales 28, Edgewood 3, Final

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The Stallions used a 28-point second half to rally past Edgewood (5-2) to improve to 5-2 overall in a 28-3 victory.  It was the 100th career coaching win for Head Coach Ryan Wiggins.  Joey Velazquez (23, 3) had two rushing scores in his third multi-touchdown game of the season.  Brian Asamoah (30) and Carter Hilleary (44 yard touchdown pass from Cole Silvestri) added touchdowns for the Stallions. 

Anthony Sciarroni recorded an interception for Purple and White.  

James Prater '15 - Football Alum of the Week

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James
PRATER

Height:   6-0

Weight:  253

Position:  Defensive End

Class:  2015

College:  Ashland University

WEEK 6 RECAP:

James Prater, a starting defensive end for the 20th ranked Ashland Eagles beat, at the time, the nation’s second ranked team Ferris State 20-3 last Saturday (9/23).  In that game, James led the Eagles with a team-high 7 tackles, with two for a loss, and 3 pass breakups.  He was recognized as the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.  For the season, the 6-foot, 253 pounder has made 15 tackles and leads the Purple with 4.5 tackles for a loss.  Last Saturday was the 19th career game played for the former Stallion, who appeared in 11 games last year and registered 22 tackles.   

DeSales 31, St. Charles 0, final

The Stallion Defense was dominant in a 31-0 win over St. Charles.  DeSales out-gained the Cardinals 397-70 as the Purple and White posted their second shutout of the season and the 18th all-time against St. Charles.  

Brian Asamoah (113 rushing) and Joey Velazquez (125 all-purpose) combined for 238 yards of offense and three touchdowns in the 42nd win against the Cardinals (in 46 games).  Quarterback Cole Silvestri threw for a touchdown and rushed for another score as the Stallions improved to 4-2 overall, 1-0 in Central Catholic League play. 

DeSales held St. Charles (0-6, 0-1) to three 1st downs and 0 yards passing for the second straight year.  

Andy Wills - "Where Are They Now?"

Andy Wills '02 2001 All-Ohio Lineman

Andy Wills '02
2001 All-Ohio Lineman

The 6th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Andy Wills '02.

Andy was an All-Ohio lineman for the Stallions on the 2001 State Runner-up team and went on to be a four-year letter-winner at the University of Akron, making 24 career starts for the Zips

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

 

LaShaun Sanders '13 - Football Alum of the Week

Photo courtesy of Capital University Athletics

Photo courtesy of Capital University Athletics

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LaShaun
SANDERS

Height:   6-1  
Weight:  190
Position:  Defensive Back
Class:  2013
College:  Capital University

WEEK 5 RECAP:

Sanders registered 4 tackles, forced a fumble and intercepted pass in the Crusader’s 39-28 come from behind victory last Saturday (9/16) against Muskingum.  For the season, the 6-foot-1, 190 pounder has 9 total tackles for Capital, after recording 37 tackles and intercepting 2 passes in 2016.

 

Steve Brown - "Where Are They Now?"

Steve Brown '94

Steve Brown '94

The 5th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Steve Brown '94

A former First Team All-Ohio punter and two-year starter for Eastern Kentucky University, Steve now serves as the Head Softball and Football Coach of Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, Florida.

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

 

Warren Ball '12 - Football Alum of the Week

Warren Ball '12 University of Akron

Warren Ball '12
University of Akron

Week 4 Recap

Last week, from Ashland University, it was Ryan Corkrean.   This week, from the University of Akron, it’s Warren Ball.  Ball, a redshirt senior running back rushed for 146 yards and 3 touchdowns on 20 carries in a 52-3 win against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday (9/9).  For the season, the 6-foot-1, 225 pounder leads the Zips with 193 rushing yards and became the first Zips player to record three scores in a game since 2005.  Last year, the former Stallion started two games before suffering a season-ending injury and ended up receiving a medical hardship from the NCAA for a sixth season.  While at DeSales, the former Stallion finished his career with over 2,300 yards rushing and 47 touchdowns in 30 appearances for the Purple and White.  As as senior, he set a school-record with 29 rushing touchdowns and was recognized - First Team All-Ohio.  

Mike Fickell - "Where Are They Now?"

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The 4th edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Mike Fickell '96!

As a First Team All-District defensive player in 1995, Mike helped lead a Stallion Defense that allowed just 33 points in the regular season, which set the record for fewest points allowed.  Also a standout on the wrestling mat, Fickell placed third at 189 pounds at the OHSAA DII State Wrestling Meet and went onto become an All-American at the University of Pennsylvania.

Click here to see what Mike is up to these days!

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

 

Ryan Corkean '17 - SFD Football Alum of the Week

Ryan
CORKREAN

Height:   6-1 

Weight:  210 

Position:  Linebacker

Class:  2017

College:  Ashland University

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WEEK 3 RECAP:

The former Stallion who started 39 consecutive games at DeSales, recording 249 total tackles, made his first collegiate appearance in a 26-23 loss at Indiana (PA) University on August 31.  Corkrean, a 6-foot-1 210-pound linebacker, made four tackles for the Eagles.    

Complete list of 2017 SFD Football Alum of the Week

DeSales 28, Cardinal Mooney 7

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In the 4th meeting between two tradition-rich programs, DeSales used a stellar defensive performance to earn a 28-7 win over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney.  The Stallions held the Cardinals to 196 total yards and forced two turnovers to improve to 3-0 overall.  Will Mnich and Anthony Sciarroni each had interceptions and the Purple and White, who forced three turnovers on downs. 

Brian Asamoah, a recent Oklahoma verbal commit, rushed for a career-high 130 yards and scored two touchdowns including a 66-yard run to put the game out of reach in the 4th quarter.  

Joey Velazquez (20) and Cole Silvestri (1) had rushing touchdowns for the Stallions on the 55th anniversary of the program's first varsity game (9/8/62).  

 

 

Matt Williamson - "Where Are They Now?"

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The 3rd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Matt Williamson '06!

Matt was a member of the 2005 DIII State Runner-up team and went on to become an All-American at Mount Union, where he won  two NCAA National Championships with Purple Raiders.  

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

 

Kenny Stafford '08 - SFD Football Alum of the Week

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Kenny
STAFFORD

Height:   6-3  

Weight:  214 

Position:  Wide Receiver

Class:  2008

College:  University of Toledo

WEEK 2 RECAP:

Last Friday (8/25), the 6-foot-3, 204 pound wide receiver caught three passes for 22 yards in a 54-31 loss to Saskatchewan.  The three receptions puts the 5-year CFL veteran over 100 catches in his career.  Stafford was signed as a free agent in June, earlier this year, and returns to Edmonton - where he hauled in 47 passes for 732 yards and nine touchdowns on a Grey Cup Championship.  For the season, the former Stallion has 12 receptions for 203 yards with a touchdown for the 7-2 Eskimos.

DeSales 34, Lancaster 14

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The Stallions used a 21-point second quarter in building a 28-0 halftime lead en route to beating Lancaster 34-14 to improve to 2-0.  Brian Asamoah and Joey Velazquez each had two rushing touchdowns as the Stallions won their 21st consecutive regular season game - their most since 2007-2009.  

DeSales out-gained the Gales 256-57 after two quarters, led by Cole Silvestri's 62-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Sciarroni.  Velazquez recorded his second interception of the season and Marco Susi picked-off his first pass as a Stallion.   

Josh Kusan - "Where Are They Now?"

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The 2nd edition of the "Where Are They Now?" series in 2017 is Josh Kusan '09.

Josh helped lead the Stallions to a Regional Championship in 2008 after rushing for 1,502 yards and collecting 167 tackles.  

Click here to see what Josh, now a Captain in the United States Air Force, is up to these days!

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