Victory, Tradition, Consistency
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Row 1: Holden Jones, Kyle Simmonds, Frank Jobko, Charlie Spencer, Jacob Bruening, Nick DePalma, Riley Fortkamp, Nick Stevenson, Perry Finnegan, Joe Quinn Row 2: Thomas Clark, Nate Meyer, Kyle Naderhoff, Colin Murphy, Mitchell Kubic, Connor Whitacre, Cade George, Ethan Siegel, Evan Markos, Kyle Wilgus Row 3: Dominic Elmo, Jacob Passino, Casey Calhoun, Connor Calhoun, Paul Hamlett, Luther Claytor, Billy Minadeo, Cameron Headlee, Cole Andrews, Shane Merklin, Jacob Wakefield Row 4: David Butz, Carson Peck, Jack Frecker, Cort Marbaugh, Robbie Seipel, Eric Entler, Joey Decaminada III, Nathan Altier, Jacob Zerkle, Thomas Zerkle Row 5: Asst. Coach Dominic Clegg, Asst. Coach Phil Rasor, Head Coach Brian Kennedy, Asst. Coach Nippy Prease, Asst. Coach Shawn Dean Not Pictured: Asst. Coach Shawn O’Reilly
2013 CCL Champions
2013 Football Signing Day
Andy Elberson has committed to playing football at Butler University and Andrew Lorenz has committed to playing football at Ohio Dominican University. more
In light of the passing of BWHS legend Dick Walker, we would like to share a little about him with you. Mr. Walker was the head coach of our 1966 State Championship team in a game with Upper Arlington that was the first-ever state title game televised in Ohio. As head coach at Bishop Watterson, he compiled a 51-11-3 record over seven seasons. Coach Walker went on to a position as an assistant coach on Woody Hayes' staff at Ohio State (1969-76) before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers. Walker was a member of the Steelers' coaching staff during the Super Bowl years of 1978 and 1979 and later coached in the CFL and at other high schools before retiring.
The Columbus Dispatch reported that Coach Walker, 80, succumbed to complications he suffered in a car accident Las Vegas where he resided. More
Football at Bishop Watterson is a rallying point of pride for the entire community. With over fifty years of winning teams, four state championships, seven regional championships, 21 state playoff appearances and 29 CCL championships. The team is ranked in the top ten in all time winning percentage at just over 70% in the state of Ohio, and has a storied history that the players carry with them throughout their lives.
Weight lifting starts in January, with Conditioning starting in early July and camp starts in late July and two-a-day practices run through the first 3 weeks of August.
The season runs through the beginning of November, with the final round of playoffs concluding in early December.
Football at Bishop Watterson is more than a sport. It teaches the players about toughness, teamwork, dependability, cooperation, and many more life skills which they will be able to implement in the future.
2010 Div. III Football State Champions
It’s football season in Columbus, Ohio, so when most people mention “The Game” at this time of year, they are often referring to the annual fall football match-up between The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the University of Michigan Wolverines. However, in the realm of high school football, “The Game” stands for the rivalry that has developed over the years between the Bishop Watterson Eagles and the Stallions of St. Francis DeSales. This annual meeting is an intense high school football contest between two of Columbus’s parochial powerhouses where these neighborhood schools, located a mere 2.8 miles apart, battle it out each year on the gridiron. More
Francis Doyle, Class of 1962, Bishop Watterson Football Statistician.
Click below to view football records compiled by Francis Doyle:
Row 1: Zach Hollis, Zach Krajkowski, Ted Wierzbicki, Marc Graf, Dan Bjelac, Dominic Clegg, Phil Rasor, Jack Poppe
Row 2: Erick Boucher, Brian Mong, Leonard Mills, Brian Kennedy, John Wallace, Dan Forson, Ron Benjamin, Jim Rayl, Shawn Dean, Nippy Prease, Shawn O’Reilly