1990 Football

Division-II State Runner-up
Record:  11 - 3

Head Coach:  Bob Jacoby

Assistants:  Mark Crabtree, Bob Triano, Eric Springer, Brian White and John Savely


  • The Stallions captured the program's 2nd Regional Title

  • DeSales won their 10th league title

  • The Stallions made their 3rd overall playoff appearance

  • DeSales finished as the top seed in Region 7

  • DeSales' defense held opponents to an average of 6 points per game

  • DeSales senior Adam Asbeck was named the Division-II Central District Lineman of the Year

  • Junior Lineman / Tight End Luke Fickell was a defending state champion wrestler and was among the area leaders with 22 receptions

  • Steve Smith and Chad Young each had over 1,000 yards rushing

  • Smith broke Jamey Cua's single season rushing record, finishing over 1,341 yards

  • Billy Luksco led the Stallions with 8 interceptions

  • Linebackers John Callaghan and Chalaco Clark each registered over 100 tackles

  • Sophomore quarterback Brian Emmerling took over for injured signal caller Jim Delfino

  • DeSales started the season 4-1 or better for the 5th consecutive season

(8 - 2)

@ Brookhaven, W 14-8 OT
Beechcroft, L 18-6
@ Logan, W 42-0
Dayton Chaminade-Julienne, W 28-6
Gallia Academy, W 42-0
@ Datyon Dunbar, L 18-17
@ Bishop Watterson, W 26-0
Akron St. Vincent St. Mary, W 17-6
@ Kettering Alter, W 31-0
St. Charles, W 21-7


Division-III Regional Semifinal
DeSales (8 - 2) vs. Athens (7 - 3)

Date:  November 2, 1990
Location:  Fulton Field (Lancaster)
Result:  DeSales 42, Athens 0

Division-III Regional Final
DeSales (9 - 2) vs. Briggs (10 - 1)

Date:  November 9, 1990
Location:  Gahanna High School
Result:  DeSales 20, Briggs 7

Key Stat:

Running back Chad Young scored twice for the Stallions and Mike Pharion returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown 61 seconds into the game as DeSales advanced to the State Final Four.  

Division-III State Semifinal
DeSales (10 - 2) vs. Steubenville (11 - 1)

Date:  November 16, 1990
Location:  Sulsberger Stadium (Zanesville)
Result:  DeSales 13, Steubenville 0

Key Stat

DeSales sophomore quarterback Brian Emmerling completed 7 of 11 passes for 92 yards and threw two 2nd quarter touchdown passes, finding Luke Fickell and Mike Merrick 

Division-III State Final
DeSales (11 - 2) vs. St. Marys Memorial (13 - 0)

Date:  November 29, 1990
Location:  Paul Brown Tiger Stadium (Massillon)
Result:  St. Marys Memorial 14, DeSales 3

Bob Jacoby accepts the Runner-up trophy

Bob Jacoby accepts the Runner-up trophy


First Team All-Ohio

Adam Asbeck (left) - Defensive Lineman
Luke Fickell (middle) - Tight End
Billy Luksco (right) - Defensive Back

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Second Team All-Ohio

John Callaghan - Linebacker

First Team All-Central District

Adam Asbeck - Defensive Lineman (Defensive Lineman of the Year)
John Callaghan - Linebacker
Chalaco Clark - Linebacker
Luke Fickell - Offensive Lineman
Billy Luksco - Defensive Back
Steve Smith - Running Back


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