Two rival schools from the Central Catholic League in Columbus took the field with high expectations. For the past five years, the Eagles have been the underdog in this rivalry.
Daniel is a two-year letter winner in football and a three-year member of the team. He is in the National Honor Society and was appointed to the junior and senior leadership teams by the faculty. He is also a member of the Well Club. Daniel plans to continue his education at Ohio State, Ohio University, or the University of Dayton. He is pictured with his father, Peter Gelpi.
Santino is a three-letterman on the varsity football team. He is currently ranked 5th in his senior class and is a member of the student council, student ambassadors, National Honor Society, Math Club, Italian Club, Spiritual Committee, and peer ministry. Santino will pursue a career in health administration, physical therapy, or exercise science. He is pictured with his parents, Michael and Laura.
Andrew played in this rivalry game in 2003, 2004, and 2005. His teams were 6-0 against DeSales and won the Division 3 State Title in 2002. They were regional runners up in 2003 and regional champs in 2004. Andrew was a three-year starter, playing both offense and defense. His relentless efforts and determination established a “can-do” attitude among his teammates. He recently graduated from Ohio State University and is attending law school.
Tommy played in the DeSales-Watterson rivalry his sophomore, junior, and senior years, 1995-1997. As captain of the 1997 squad, Tommy was an All Ohio selection and led his team to a 24-7 victory over Watterson and a state championship. In those four games he had over 60 tackles, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. Tommy was awarded a football scholarship to Ohio University.