High School Name: St. Francis DeSales High School City: Columbus Coach's Name: Ryan Wiggins Years at School (Career record): 5 yrs head coach 52-22 overall. 48-16@DHS Last Season’s Record (Conference/Finish): 7-4, 1st in CCL Last Winning Season: 2011 Division/Region: III-10 Key Returners:
*Alex Perrine QB, 5'9 185 senior Rushed for 568 yds Threw 1,123 yards and 9 td's
*JT Blubaugh, RB, 5'9 185 Committed to OSU as a Lacrosse player 780 yards and 5 TD's in 2011
*Lashaun Sanders WR, 6'1 180
*Nate Lewis OT, 6'1 225
*Chris Ritter, DT, 6'2 235
Noteworthy News: Desales holds the longest active playoff streak in Ohio having qualified 18 years in a row.
Schedule: Is difficult as always, however, DeSales does get six home games this year.
Coach’s Quote: "We had quite a few seniors in the lineup in 2011. Some of them were returners, but many were in the lineup for the first time. It is not uncommon for seniors to wait their turn at DeSales. We have a lot of good younger players who are waiting for their opportunity to carry on the tradition!"
"We have to replace an entire defense, as well as RB Warren Ball (Ohio Sate) who accounted for nearly 90% of last year's offensive numbers. Having our QB and our #No. 2 RB and WR returning is a good start to our offense. Our offensive line will feature several new faces."
"Expectations at Desales do not change. The tradition that we represent was created long before any of us were around. We are expected to continue it and everyone involved with our program understands that. We also know it is a huge challenge, but its one we look forward to!"