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Football

Jesuit football has great tradition, including a State Championship in 1968, State runner-up in 1992, and State semifinals several times, including Region Championships 4 of the past 5 seasons - 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019. The Tigers have compiled a record of 54-12 the past 5 seasons (2015-19). The football teams - Jesuit has a Varsity, JV, and Freshman squad - play in the shadow of the majestic Jesuit Bell Tower before large, raucous crowds at Alumni Field at Corral Memorial Stadium, which received a state-of-the-art resurfacing in 2015. The powerful Blue Tide student fans have helped Jesuit defeat rival Tampa Catholic 20 straight seasons after a 31-21 win on Nov. 1, 2019. Other recent victories over TC include the 34-14 win in 2016 when Malik Davis '17 rushed for more than 300 yards, and 35-20 victory in 2015 when Davis rushed for a school-record 357 yards. Davis is Hillsborough County's all-time leader in rushing (7,029 yards) and touchdowns (84), and he now plays at the University of Florida. Every year, several Tigers sign to play major college football, including Class of 2020 members Jonathan Odom (Florida), Connor McLaughlin (Stanford), Christian Jones (Florida A&M) and Trevor Mayberry (Navy), plus Brett Gerena, Raleigh Oxendine, and Spencer Williams, who all signed with Army West Point. Other recent signees include Larry Hodges (Miami) and Dane Belton (Iowa) from the Class of 2019, and Anthony Nelson (Harvard) and Kendrick Torain (Duke) from the Class of 2018. Numerous Jesuit alumni have played in the NFL, including Jay Feely '94, who was one of three finalists for the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2014; Anthony Allen '06, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens; and Garrison Sanborn '03 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. See below for the schedules, rosters, and more.

 

Varsity/JV Schedules

Always check the ATHLETICS CALENDAR on this website for the most updated Jesuit athletics schedules 

JESUIT FOOTBALL
    
2020 Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Sept. 47:00Bishop Verot (Ft. Myers)Bishop Verot -  W 28-21
    
Sept. 117:30ClearwaterJesuit -  W 35-21
    
Sept. 17 7:30Booker Booker - W 46-0
    
Sept. 257:30Berkeley PrepJesuit
    
Oct. 27:30ChamberlainJesuit
    
Oct. 97:30Clearwater C.C.Jesuit
    
Oct. 167:30RobinsonJesuit
    
Oct. 237:30GibbsGibbs
    
Oct. 307:30BayshoreBayshore
    
Nov. 67:30Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    
    



2020 Junior Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Sept. 247:00RiverviewRiverview
    
Oct. 17:00Tampa CatholicJesuit
    
Oct. 86:00Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    
Oct. 179:00amBlue v White (Freshmen)Jesuit
    
Oct. 227:00Calvary ChristianJesuit
    
Oct. 319:00amBlue v White (Freshmen)Jesuit
    
    
    


 

 


Head Coach

VARSITY HEAD COACH

MATT THOMPSON

  • 8th season at Jesuit in 2020
  • 70-21 overall at Jesuit (16-7 State playoffs), six District titles, four Region titles
  • United States Marine Corps 1986-91
  • University of South Florida 1995 graduate
  • mthompson@jesuittampa.org,
    (813) 877-5344, ext. 613

 

2020 Varsity Roster

JESUIT TIGERS 2020 VARSITY ROSTER

#FirstLastGRPOSHTWT#FirstLastGRPOSHTWT
1MaxGonzalez12K5'10"14036MikeSosnowski10FB5'09"205
2JuniorVandeross11WR5'09"20338JosephMele11WR6'00"165
3LiamConroy11DB6'00"17540WayneQuin11LB6'01"190
3JackMartinez11WR5'10"16541JasonKwo12FB5'10"175
4WadeWoodaz11DB6'04"19542AlexThompson12FB6'01"180
4DrewWoodaz9WR6'02"18044BrentonBudhoo12FB5'08"175
5JaydnGirard11WR6'02"17045JamesMotta11DL5'10"165
6LukeKnight9QB5'09"16847JackMastandrea12DL 6'03"195
7ToddBowles12LB6'01"18550DrewCarson12OL5'11"160
7Willy Suarez9WR5'09"15052ConnorCharest11LB6'00"215
8JarriettBuie10WR6'02"18053JonathanDawson12OL 6'00"255
9Carter French11WR6'02"17554CharlesMcLeod11OL5'10"232
10AidenClark12DB5'11"18455DanielFuentes11LB5'11"190
11GiscardDonatien11WR6'01"16756CaydenFluker10DL6'00"235
12JackLennon11QB6'02"18258GraysonGallagher10LB6'01"173
13TyCabassa10K/P6'00"15060GriffinMore9OL5'10"245
14CarsonQuick12DB6'00"17061RichardHarris10OL6'00"252
15HayesGreep11DB5'11"15064PrestonSimon12OL6'01"270
16JoePesansky12QB6'04"20565JonahTran11OL 6'01"240
17PeterPesansky9TE6'02"23066GraysonTraber11OL5'10"200
18RyanOverstreet11WR5'10"15067WesleyShaw10OL6'03"240
20MylesCoates12RB5'10"20068MaxHuelsman11OL6'02"190
21LukeArena10LB6'02"19571EvanRordam9OL6'02"250
22TylerCorish12DB6'02"18574RichardRyder10OL6'01"255
23TroyBowles10LB6'02"20075Tre'QuanAlexander11OL6'03"285
24JoquezSmith10RB5'07"18576GozyOkeke11OL6'04"240
25CalebWilliams11DB5'11"18580LukeWagers10WR6'00"155
26JeremiahSutton11DB5'09"15083XavierLopez12WR5'06"150
27AndreGilbert10DB5'09"15387HansenRix10TE6'06"195
28EmyOkeke12OLB5'11"19588MikeyLeonardo11TE6'01"230
29AndrewCallahan11DB5'10"16189JakeRupp11TE6'05"225
30ConnorAnderson12LB5'11"19090ReaganRohrabacher12DL5'10"240
31JustinOates11DB5'08"14094RJMcCollough9DL6'00"280
32LivingstonRoberts12LB6'02"18596AndreMorris10DL6'03"253
33AJCottrill11ILB6'01"21097JonasJonsson12DL6'04"230
34TyJames11RB5'05"13499OmarianClark11DL6'01"285
35Rory  Ramirez12WR 5'07" 135        

Jesuit Football Broadcasts and Social Media

LIVE STREAM: More information coming soon about live-streamed Jesuit football games in 2020.

TWITTER: All Jesuit Varsity football games are live tweeted @JesuitTigers_FB.

OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA: Jesuit Football is active on social media documenting Jesuit football related items year-round. Follow Jesuit Tigers football on social media:

  • Twitter: @JesuitTigers_FB
    twitter.com/JesuitTigers_FB
  • Facebook: Jesuit High School Football - Tampa
    facebook.com/JesuitHighSchoolFootballTampa/
  • Instagram: jesuit_tigers_football
    instagram.com/jesuit_tigers_football/

Check the Jesuit Tigers football social media accounts for information about live streaming of home football games in 2020!

JV Roster

JESUIT TIGERS 2020 JV ROSTER

# First Last GR POS HT WT # First Last GR POS HT WT
 1 Jack Ferreri 10 K 5'11" 150 51 Owen Mitchell 10 LB 5'9" 155
 2 Gary Givens 9 WR 5'6" 130 52 Pablo Hernandez 9 LB 5'6" 120
 4 Drew Woodaz 9 WR 6'2" 180 53 Cooper Cottrill 9 LB 5'7" 125
 6 Chase Dexter 9 DB 5'10" 155 54 Holton Roberts 10 LB 5'11" 171
 7 Willy Suarez 9 WR 5'9" 150 55 Jabarri Summerline 10 LB 5'10" 160
 8 Jadyn Glasser 9 QB 5'7" 160 56 Jackson Thomas 9 LB 5'9" 150
 9 Cameron Quinn 9  QB 5'4" 120 58 Grayson Gallagher 10 LB 6'1" 173
 10 Tre'Shawn Taylor 9 DB 5'8" 130 58 Matt Solomon 10 LB 5'9" 160
 11 Gus Baier 9 RB 5'9" 150 60 Griffin More 9 OL 5'10" 245
 12 Wilton Rollins 9 WR 5'6" 130 60 LucasLopez  9 LB 5'7" 150
 14 Jack Burkard 9 QB 6'2" 155 61 Richard Harris 10 OL 6'0" 255
 15 McCall Biemiller 9 WR 6'1" 155 64 Trace Benn 10 DL 5'8" 170
 16 Kevin Doherty 10 DB 6'3" 160 65 Jordan Cavanaugh 10 DL 5'9" 165
 17 Jack Earnest 9 WR 5'11" 150 66 Jake Killian 9 LB 5'11" 155
 18 Connor Dooly 9 WR 6'0" 180 67 Elias Acevedo 9 DL 6'0" 175
 19 Hayden Baudoin 9 WR 5'7" 135 68 Jake Margetis 10 OL 5'9" 195
 21 Nick Robbins 9 RB 5'7" 140 70 Hayden Bunn 9 DL 6'1" 170
 22 Zack Barbose 9 DB 5'9" 150 71 Evan Rordam 9 OL 6'2" 250
 23 Holden Fernandez 10 DB 5'9" 150 71 Joe Commesso 10 DL 5'8" 165
 24 Owen Sartor 9 WR 5'9" 150 74 Richard Ryder 10 OL 6'1" 255
 25 Sam Valenti 10 DB 5'9" 150 74 Nick  Quinn 10 DL 6'1" 175
 26 Connor Vance 10 DB 5'9" 150 75 Dean Lucas 9 DL 6'1" 175
 28 Tim Green 9 RB 5'6" 145 76 Ray Cuevas 9 OL 5'10" 180
 30 Nicholas Alvare 9 RB 5'0" 110 77 Lorenzo Viteri 10 DL 5'7" 140
 31 Nico Garcia 9 DB 5'8" 120 80 Kyle Boyes 10 WR 6'2" 180
 32 Aiden Ramos 9 DB 5'9" 135 81 Brady Cronin 9 WR 5'8" 135
 33 Kyle Weaver 10 DB 5'8" 145 83 Anthony Iacono 9 DB 5'0" 110
 34 Zach Dorton 9 RB 5'7" 120 87 Landon Golladay 10 WR 6'1" 160
 34 Gavin Paglieri 9 RB 5'7" 150 88 Landon Sennett 9 WR 5'9" 150
 35 Stephen Johnston 9 DB 5'9" 130 89 Gabriel Themar 9 WR 6'1" 180
 40 George Ford 10 DB 5'9" 140 90 Xander Lopez 10 DL 5'7" 180
 41 Teejay Weaver 9 DB 6'0" 155 94 Trip Boyle 9 LB 6'0" 160
 42 Julian Alonso 9 RB 5'9" 185 96 Jackson Andrews 9 WR 5'10" 132
 44 Max Rabenstein 9 RB 5'8" 140 97 Jack Fincher 9 WR 5'9" 140
 50 Ethan Wilson 9 LB 5'9" 170 99 Daniel Kortright 10 WR 5'10" 145
  Noah Coates 9 RB 6'0" 160  Oskar Louk 10 WR 5'10" 150
         Will Hoerbelt 10 DB 5'10" 155
              

Football Photo Slideshows

Guy Toph Award

Record-shattering running back Malik Davis ’17 was named the 2016 Guy Toph Award winner in January, 2017. The Guy Toph Award is considered the Heisman Trophy of Hillsborough County football and most prestigious athletic award in the county. Founded in 1939, it is believed to be the oldest high school football award in America. 

Davis is the fourth Jesuit student to earn the award, joining Gary Godsey '99 in 1998, Al Lopez III '82 in 1981, and Skipper Peek '76 in 1975. Peek was the first private school student to win, and only seven of the 78 winners have come from private schools. Recent winners include Vernon Hargreaves (Wharton High), the 2016 1st round draft choice of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Davis arguably had the greatest season and football career in county history, and compiled one of the best rushing careers in state history. In 2016, he rushed for 2,469 yards on 214 carries (11.5 avg.), with 33 touchdowns, breaking his single-season Jesuit records from 2015 of 2,337 rushing yards and 28 TDs. The 33 TDs are a single-season county record, and the rushing yards is second best in county history.

Davis completed his Jesuit career with county records of 7,029 rushing yards and 83 rushing touchdowns (84 total TDs). The rushing yards ranks Davis 11th in state history, and he is No. 1 in county history by a wide margin of nearly 1,300 yards over second-place Ray Ray McCloud of Sickles. Davis’ career total TDs and rushing TDs also are best in county history, with the rushing mark of 83 TDs easily surpassing second-place Kalvin Bailey of Armwood (67). Both McCloud and Bailey are former Toph Award winners.

 

Clark Bulleit '15 recognition

Clark Bulleit '15 was an All-County offensive linemen for Jesuit, his class Valedictorian, and college football player at Duke University. In the fall of 2018, Bulleit, an engineering student at Duke, and a teammate used advanced 3-D printing to custom-build a protective brace that allowed star Duke quarterback Daniel Jones to play despite a fractured collarbone. Click here to read all about it in the Wall Street Journal, and click here to view a video of it.

At the Super Bowl in January, 2020, Bulleit and two former Duke teammates were named the grand winners of the NFL's 1st and Future innovations competition. The co-founders of the company Protect3d, Bulleit and his partners presented their innovation during the NFL's annual Super Bowl competition on stage at the Miami Beach Convention Center. They then were crowned winners of $50,000 and two tickets to Super Bowl LIV.

 

Coaching Staff

2020 Jesuit Tigers Varsity Football Coaches
 

DEREK BACHMAN
Running Backs
Year in Coaching: 10th (5th at Jesuit)
Education: Saint Leo University
Quick Facts: Coach Bachman coached at Bishop Verot High School in Fort Myers. He was a two-year letterman and All-Catholic football player at Saint Francis High School in Buffalo, New York.

 

JOSH BALLOON
Defensive Consultant
Year in Coaching: 1st (1st at Jesuit)
Education: University of South Florida
Quick Facts: Coach Ballon was an All-State player at Jefferson High School. He played Linebacker at the University of South Florida.

 

BRIAN CALLAHAN ’91, P ’22
Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 10th (10th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – Florida State University
Quick Facts: Coach Callahan was a four-year player and two-year letterman on the Jesuit football team. He played on two semi-professional football teams. His son Andrew is a member of the football program.

 

JOE GERENA, P’ 20
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Year in Coaching: 12th (7th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. – The United States Military Academy at West Point
Quick Facts: Coach Gerena was a three-year starter at quarterback for Army. He was the University of South Florida’s Offensive Quality Control Coach for four years. His son Brett is a freshman Linebacker at West Point.

 

GARY GIVENS, P ’24
Wide Receivers/Strength & Conditioning
Year in Coaching: 16th (5th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Webber International University
Quick Facts: Coach Givens was a member of a State Runner-Up football team at Jefferson High School. He was selected as the team captain during his senior season at Webber and played semi-professional football. His son Gary is a member of the football program.

 

JEFF GARNER
Kickers/Special Teams
Year in Coaching: 5th (1st at Jesuit)
Education: University of South Florida
Quick Facts: Coached a first team All-State punter. He is the Snapping Director at NKR Camps.

 

CHUCK MCLEOD, P’ 22
Inside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 27th (2nd at Jesuit)
Education: Leto High School
Quick Facts: Coach McLeod won the 2001 National Football Foundation Assistant Coach of the Year Award. He is the President of the Westchase Colts Youth Football Program. His son Charles is a member of the football program.

 

TRISTIAN OWUSU-YAW
Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 9th Year (8th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. Furman University
Quick Facts: Coach Owusu-Yaw played high school football in the state of Georgia and was a four-year letterman at Furman University.

 

DARRELL PALMER
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 29th (5th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Carthage College
Quick Facts: Coach Palmer was a two-year starter and letterman at Leto High School. He was a four-year starter and letterman at Carthage College. He was a two-year All-Conference defensive back and was selected as the Most Valuable Player on defense.

 

BOB RODDENBERRY ’80
Tight Ends/Fullbacks
Year in Coaching: 13th (13th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – The University of the South (Sewanee)
Quick Facts: Coach Roddenberry was a three-year letterman in football and was an Honorable Mention All-State player during his senior year. He was a four-year letterman at The University of the South (Sewanee).

 

CAMERON RUFF ’13
Offensive Line
Year in Coaching: 3rd (3rd at Jesuit)
Education: University of South Florida
Quick Facts: Coach Ruff played offensive line and defensive line at Jesuit High School and was an award-winning All-Conference offensive lineman at USF.

 

JOHN TELFER
Outside Linebackers
Year in Coaching: 11th (8th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Saint Leo University
Quick Facts: Coach Telfer graduated from Armwood High School and later coached at Armwood with Jesuit head coach Matt Thompson.

 

2020 Jesuit Tigers JV/Freshman Coaches

 

MATT KAISER
JV Head Coach/Special Teams Coach/Defensive Line
Year in Coaching: 14th (12th at Jesuit)
Education: B.A. – Ohio State University; M. Ed. – Cleveland State University
Quick Facts: Coach Kaiser was a member of the 1991 Saint Ignatius (Ohio) State Championship football team and he teaches Social Studies at Jesuit.

 

WESLEY FORDE
JV Defensive Backs
Year in Coaching: 15th (1st at Jesuit)
Education: Chamberlain High School
Quick Facts: Coach Forde served in the U.S. Marines and works at Channelside Academy. He coached with the Westchase Colts Youth Football Program.

 

TRAVIS HALL
JV Defensive Backs/Defensive Coordinator
Year in Coaching: 21st (8th at Jesuit)
Education: B.S. - West Virginia Wesleyan College
Quick Facts: Coach Hall played on the 1990 Georgia Southern University National Championship football team. Also, he was a two-year letterman at WVWC.

 

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