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Jesuit football has a great tradition of success, with State Championships in 1968 and 2021, a State runner-up finish in 1992, and numerous Region Championships, including 6 of the past 7 seasons: 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. From 2015-21, the Tigers have compiled a record of 83-13, including a 15-0 Class 5A State title campaign in 2021 led by 1st-Team All-State players RB Jo Smith '23 (1,976 rushing yards, 30 TDs), WR Junior Vandeross '22 (1,976 all purpose yards, 15 TDs), LB A.J. Cottrill '22 (160 tackles), and safeties Wade Woodaz '22 (97 tackles, 4 forced fumbles) and Caleb Williams '22 (110 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 6 int). In the regular season, the Tigers defeated national powerhouse Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 24-21 on a last-second score to vault into the national rankings. Jesuit finished off the perfect season with a 37-12 rout of Miami Northwestern in the State Semifinal and a heartstopping, final-minute win over Pensacola Pine Forest, 35-29, in the title game in Fort Lauderdale, finishing the year ranked No. 8 nationally by both MaxPreps and USA Today.

Jesuit's football teams – Varsity, JV, and Freshman squads – play in the shadow of the majestic Jesuit Bell Tower before large, raucous crowds on Alumni Field at Corral Memorial Stadium. The powerful Blue Tide student fans have helped the Tigers defeat rival Tampa Catholic every year for more than two decades, with the 22nd straight victory in the rivalry coming on Nov. 5, 2021, a 42-0 win at home. Other recent victories over TC include the 17-7 win in 2018 when the TC offense never crossed midfield, and a 35-20 victory in 2015 when Malik Davis '17 rushed for a school-record 357 yards. Davis rushed for more than 1,000 yards in four games v. TC and became Hillsborough County's all-time leader in rushing (7,029 yards) and touchdowns (84) before signing with the University of Florida.

Every year, several Tigers sign to play college football, including Class of 2022 members Tre'Quan Alexander (Rhode Island), Liam Conroy (Rhodes College), Cottrill (Florida State), Jaydn Girard (Wake Forest), Gozy Okeke (West Florida),Wayne Quin (Florida A&M), Vandeross (Toledo), Williams (Furman), Woodaz (Clemson), and Class of 2021 members Joe Pesansky (Holy Cross) and Todd Bowles (Rutgers). Other recent college signees include Jonathan Odom '20 (Florida), Connor McLaughlin '20 (Stanford), Larry Hodges '19 (Miami), Dane Belton '19 (Iowa), Anthony Nelson '18 (Harvard, from where he graduated in 2022 and now plays at Duke), Kendrick Torain '18 (Duke), and Travell Harris '17 (Washington State), who was selected Pac-12 All-Conference and Academic Pac-12 All-Conference. Numerous Jesuit alumni also 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 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Belton was a 4th round draft choice of the New York Giants in the spring of 2022, and Davis (Dallas Cowboys) and Harris (Cleveland Browns) were both free agent signees. See below the 2022 Jesuit football schedules, rosters, and more.

 

Varsity/JV Schedules

Always check the Athletics Calendar on this website for the most updated Jesuit athletics schedules 

2022 Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION

 

   
Aug. 267:30WhartonWharton
    
Sept. 27:30Treasure Coast Jesuit 
    
Sept. 97:00Miami ColumbusMiami Columbus
    
Sept. 237:30ArmwoodArmwood
    
Sept. 307:30LetoJesuit
    
Oct. 77:30Clearwater C.C.Jesuit
    
Oct. 147:30GaitherJefferson
    
Oct. 217:30Tampa Bay TechJesuit
    
Oct. 287:30HillsboroughHillsborough HS
    
Nov. 47:00Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    
    



2022 Junior Varsity Schedule
DATETIMEOPPONENTLOCATION
    
Aug. 277:00Delaware Valley (Pa.)Orlando
    
Aug. 317:30LakelandJesuit
    
Sept. 157:00SarasotaSarasota
    
Sept. 227:30Lake GibsonJesuit
    
Sept. 296:00Clearwater C.C.CCC
    
Oct. 136:00Tampa CatholicTampa Catholic
    
Oct. 197:30ManateeJesuit
    
TBATBATBATBA
    

Head Coach

VARSITY HEAD COACH

MATT THOMPSON

  • 10th season at Jesuit in 2022
  • 99-22 overall at Jesuit in 9 seasons (25-8 State playoffs), with 1 State Title, 8 District Titles and 6 Region Titles/State Semifinals
  • United States Marine Corps 1986-91
  • University of South Florida 1995 graduate
  • mthompson@jesuittampa.org,
    (813) 877-5344, ext. 613

 

Varsity Roster

JESUIT TIGERS 2022 VARSITY ROSTER

#1st NameLast NameClassPOSHTWT #1st NameLast NameClassPOSHTWT
0HoustonWeathersSROLB6'3"187 35ColeBallesterosFRDB6'0"175
1AndreGilbertSRCB5'8"150 36SmithSandersFRRB5'7"155
2JustinThurmanSORB6'0"178 40DylanCallahanSODL5'9"163
3WillySuarezJRWR5'11"166 42GabeThemarJRFB6'0"195
4DrewWoodazJRSS6'3"189 43TylerMcLeodSOLB5'9"168
5SJGreenSOCB/WR5'11"175 44JensenWhittleseySOLB5'10"165
6Luke KnightJRQB5'10"173 45CamdenHaywoodSOLB5'11"160
7GaryGivensJRWR6'0"176 47AlexNoccoSODL6'0"167
8JarriettBuieSRWR6'3"185 50CaydenFlukerSROL6'1"284
9CreightonKoontzJRFS6'3"180 51GavinBlanchardSOOL6'3"282
10TripBoyleJRILB6'2"184 52CaleShwedoSROL5'10"253
10Jack CunninghamSOQB6'1"175 53PierceLuttrellJRDL6'1"238
11WillGriffinFRQB6'3"225 54ThayneSwensonFROL6'0"205
12MaxHuntSOWR6'5"190 55KyleBoyesSRDL6'3"227
13BrysonGoodwinJRWR6'2"170 56JamisonThurberFROL5'11"229
15KyleWeaverSRFS5'10"168 58BrianRodriguezSODL5'9"194
16ZachBarboseJRDB5'10"137 60GriffinMoreJROL6'0"266
17PeterPesanskyJRDL6'2"272 61RichardHarrisSROL6'3"279
18AntrayLeeFRATH5'9"148 63JoeyCommessoSROL5'8"158
19GusBaierJRWR5'10"168 64RayCuevasJROL5'9"233
20KevinDohertySRSS6'3"181 66JakeMargetisSROL5'7"200
21IanWilsonSORB5'7"170 67WesleyShawSROL6'4"280
22CyrusAboudJRILB5'11"200 70LuccaNortonFROL6'3"244
23TroyBowlesSROLB6'2"205 71EvanRordamJROL6'4"272
24JoquezSmithSRRB5'8"193 74AustinAllenFROL6'4"260
25ZachQuinnSOLB6'0"163 77AnthonyOrsilloSOOL5'11"234
26BraylonMaplesFRLB5'10"161 80TrentTeelingSOWR5'9"145
27JackFerreriSRK6'0"171 81XavierNoccoFRWR5'10"155
28MatthewMangioccoJRDB5'10"147 83KalebSmithFRWR5'9"140
29MikeBrownJRRB5'11"175 87HansenRixSRDL6'7"215
30HoltonRobertsSRILB5'11"195 88AnthonyRamettaFRDL6'2"230
31JohnConsuegraJRRB5'6"146 90FrankOrsilloSODL6'1"194
32ConnorDoolyJRILB6'3"192 94TuckerWitteSODL6'0"211
33Luke ArenaSRILB6'3"202 96AndreMorrisSRDL6'4"285
34DonovanKolbeSOLB6'1"190 97JulianAlonsoJRDL5'10"247
        99NickQuinnSRDL6'3"214

Social Media and Livestreaming

LIVESTREAM: All Jesuit football Varsity home games are livestreamed on the Facebook page Jesuit High School Football - Tampa. Many away games and playoff games are livestreamed by the NFHS Network.

TWITTER: Jesuit football has a very active Twitter account, @JesuitTigers_FB, and many Varsity games are live-tweeted from this account.

OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA: Jesuit Football is on social media year-round, follow the Jesuit Tigers here:

  • 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/
  • MaxPreps: https://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/jesuit-tigers-(tampa,fl)/football/home.htm

JV Roster

JESUIT TIGERS 2022 JV ROSTER

#FirstLastGRPOS#FirstLastGRPOS 
1JulianReino10WR43TylerMcLeod10DB 
1MichaelCurtis9DB44LukeBattaglia9LB 
2WestonMcCarthy9P/K44JensenWhittlesey10LB 
3BraxtonDolitsky9RB45CamdenHaywood10LB 
6LaneMaynard9P/K47JamesGarstka9WR 
7AndrewChangsut10WR47AlexNocco10LB 
7EthanCarastro9DB50WyattAllender9OL 
8BryceO'Donnell10DB52RileyMcMullen9OL 
9SebastianMcNeill10WR53RobertBogle9OL 
10JackCunningham10QB54ThayneSwenson9OL 
11ChrisLankford10WR55CarsonGatz10OL 
12BlakeMitchell10DB55PatrickDineen9LB 
14ZionLaBarbera10WR56JamesonThurber9OL 
15ParkerCaskey10DB56WhitWaechter9LB 
16AndreBrown9DB58BrianRodriguez10DL 
17LukeMezher10WR64HunterHoss10OL 
18AntrayLee9WR64EmersonSchumm9DL 
18JacksonLossius9WR68JacksonThames9DL 
18NickThompson10DB70KellisBraddock9OL 
19ConnorCorr10DB70LuccaNorton9OL 
20MarcoTini9LB71FelixLopez9DL 
21AlexMyers9DB74AustinAllen9OL 
23MarshallUrquhart9DB75BenjaminGentile9OL 
24WilliamKinsey10RB76FinnGunderson9DL 
25RyanMcNeil10RB77IsaiahCintron10OL 
25SagarLopez9DB77AnthonyOrsillo10OL 
25ZachQuinn10LB80TrentTeeling10WR 
26BraylenMaples9LB80ZebRogozinski9WR 
26JaceMartino9DB81XavierNocco9WR 
27ChrisThomas9RB81JackKruger10WR 
28PrestonShuster9LB83KalebSmith9WR 
29MasonCulver9DB83ChaseBurkard9WR 
30JacSansone9WR87WilliamWright9WR 
31AustinBlewitt9DB88AnthonyRametta9DL 
32BraydenJohnston9LB89BradyParrado9WR 
34DonovanKolbe10LB90GreyWright10DL 
34DrewGarcia9LB90FrankOrsillo10DL 
35HudsynPears9LB94TuckerWitte10DL 
35ColeBallesteros9DB96JacksonArcos9DL 
36SmithSanders9RB97GeorgeBoumalhab10DL 
40DylanCallahan10DL97RobertDavis9DL 
40BradyFogarty9DB99GrahamRisdon9DL 
41PaulWard9DB TurnerMackie9DB 

Photos and Videos

To access voluminous photos from Varsity football games 2014-present, go to www.jesuittampa.org/videos or visit Jesuit football's social media pages. The links below from 2021 are to highlight videos, and the links from previous years are to large photo slideshows on the Jesuit website:

2021

State Championship, 12-18-21, v Pensacola Pine Forest, 35-29 win

State Semifinal, 12-3-21 v Miami Northwestern, 37-12 win

Regular season, 11-5-21 v TC, 42-0 win

Regular season, 9-3-21 v St. Thomas Aquinas, 24-21 win


2020

State Semifinal, 12-11-20 at American Heritage, 16-13 loss

Regular season, 9-25-20 v Berkeley Prep, 28-14 win

Regular season, 9-4-20 at Bishop Verot, 28-21 win


2019

Region Final, 11-22-19 at Lake Wales, 55-21 win

Region Semifinal, 11-15-19 v Chamberlain, 30-7 win

Regular season, 11-1-19 v TC, 31-21 win (20th straight win v TC)

Regular season, 10-25-14 Homecoming v Bayshore, 45-14 win


2018
State Semifinal, 11-30-18 at Cardinal Gibbons, 14-3 loss

Region Semifinal, 11-16-18 v Immokalee, 31-3 win

Regular season, 11-2-18 at TC, 17-7 win (19th straight win v TC)

Regular season, 9-14-18 v Jefferson, 23-20 win


2017

Region Quarterfinal 11-10-17 v Jefferson, 14-7 win

Regular season 11-3-17 v TC, 35-7 win (18th straight win v TC)

Regular season, Homecoming, Senior Night, 10-13-17 v Robinson, 12-10 win 

 

2016
State Semifinal 12-2-16 at Plantation American Heritage, 21-14 loss

Region Semifinal 11-18-16 v Jefferson, 42-21 win

Regular season 11-4-16 v TC, 34-14 win (17th straight win v TC) 

Guy Toph Award and State Player of the Year

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 first 78 winners have come from private schools.

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.

 

Coaching Staff

2022 VARSITY COACHES

MATT THOMPSON - Head Coach

DARRELL PALMER - Defensive Coordinator/DBs
DON MESICK - Offensive Coordinator/QBs 

DEREK BACHMAN - Running Backs
BRIAN CALLAHAN ’91, P ’22, 25 - Defensive Line
GARY GIVENS, P ’24 - Wide Receivers/Strength & Conditioning
JEFF GARNER - Kickers/Special Teams
DENNY HAYWOOD - Outside Linebackers
CHUCK MCLEOD, P’ 22 - 
Inside Linebackers
TRISTIAN OWUSU-YAW - Defensive Backs
CAMERON RUFF ’13 - Offensive Line
JOHN TELFER - Outside Linebackers

 

2022 JV/FRESHMAN COACHES

MATT KAISER - Head Coach/Special Teams/DL

BOB RODDENBERRY ’80 - 
Offensive Coordinator/QBs
DENNY HAYWOOD, P ’25 - Defensive Coordinator/ST/ILBs

GREG HARLOW ’69, P ’10 - OL
ALEX COTTRILL ’91, P ’22, ’24 - DL
KYLE CRAMER -
OL
WESLEY FORDE - DBs
JEFF GARNER - K/P
DENIS LOPEZ, P ’21, ’22, ’23 - OLBs
BRANDON LOUDERMILK - DBs
BOB PICCIRILLIi ’69, P ’07 - WRs

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