Equipment turn-in for seniors and juniors is scheduled for between 3 and 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the north building, while freshmen and sophomores should turn in their gear the following day during the same time window, Coah Adam Polak announced.
The Chargers fell to DePaul Prep 26-0 on Friday in their final game of the season.
Friday's varsity football game against Marmion Academy has been canceled.
St. Joe's varsity football game scheduled against Montini on Friday has been canceled. Due to an excessive number of injuries, the Chargers also have canceled all remaining junior varsity games for the season.
The St. Joseph junior varsity team lost to Leo by a score of 21-0 on Monday.
Senior Mekhi Eiland nabbed five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown, junior Ja'Vontay Bright rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and junior Tim Shannon ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on six carries, but the Chargers varsity squad lost 34-18 to Leo on Friday.
The Chargers varsity team fell 48-12 to De La Salle on Sunday in a game that had to be rescheduled after foul weather forced a cancellation of Friday's contest. The JV squad also lost to De La Salle 42-12 on Monday.
Marian Catholic proved rude visitors for the Saint Joseph varsity football team's homecoming game on Sept. 20, beating the home squad 49-0. The JV team fared a bit better, falling to Marian by a score of 26-8.
The Chargers couldn't sustain the momentum from their first win of the season, falling to a strong St. Viator squad 42-0 in Arlington Heights on Sept. 13. The junior varsity team also fell by a 32-6 score.
The Chargers varsity football team rolled to its first victory of the season with a resounding 47-18 road win Saturday over Guerin Prep in River Grove. Among the many highlights, senior running back Trazon Tims ran one in from 47 yards out, senior wide receiver Naqi Shaheed-Owens scored on a 40-yard run, junior quarterback Ezekiel Boose punched in a touchdown on a fake field goal and senior defensive back Meiki Eiland took an interception to the house on an attempted screen pass. Head coach Adam Polak's squad returns to the gridiron in an away contest against St. Viator in Arlington Heights. The JV game kicks off at 4:30 p.m., followed by the varsity tussle at 7 p.m.
The Chargers had high expectations for the 2017-2018 season after making the playoffs the previous season. The Chargers began the campaign against Elmwood Park, in which they lost a tough-fought game. The team would respond with a vengeance and win games in weeks two and three. The following game would end in a disappointing loss, but the team responded again with a win in week five. The remainder of the season would leave the team with plenty of highs and lows but the team was ultimately unable to achieve another win leading up to their loss to Leo.
The St. Joseph Junior Varsity Football Team compiled a 4-3 record in the 2017-2018 season. What this team lacked in roster size, these boys made up for with heart. This JV team was filled with a lot of talent that will develop into great varsity football players. After overcoming many obstacles this season, the Chargers finished with a huge 50-38 victory over Aurora Christian.
Any student-athlete wishing to join football should contact via email Coach Adam Polak or at 708.244.7322.
2019 St. Joseph High School varsity football roster
1 Daye Alexander QB/ DB 6' 0" 170 Freshman Irving Middle School Naperville Patriots
2 Jheloni Willis WR/ DB 6' 1" 140 Senior Jackson
4 Mike Laudando WR/ DB 6' 2" 150 Junior Westchester Middle School
5 Tim Shannon WR/ DB 6' 2" 200 Junior Sumner Academy Berwyn Mustangs
6 Ja'Vontay Bright RB/ DB 5' 10" 185 Junior Hillside Middle School Maywood Bucs
7 Ezekiel Boose QB/ DB 5' 10" 170 Junior Polaris Charter Academy Berwyn Mustangs
8 Christian Westbrook WR/ LB 6' 0" 210 Senior Washington-Irung Shabona Saints
11 Victor Zuno WR/ S 5' 10" 155 Junior St. Pius
13 Jermaine Shephard WR/ DB 5' 7" 140 Freshman Roosevelt Middle School Memorial Park Spartans
14 Mekhi Eiland WR/ DE 6' 2" 210 Senior Roosevelt Hillside Hurricane
15 Naqi Shaheed-Owens WR/ LB 6' 0" 180 Senior MacArthur
20 Ceddrell Silas RB/ DB 5' 7" 160 Freshman Unity Berwyn Mustangs
21 Sean Spencer RB/ DE 5' 6" 155 Sophomore Walther Lutheran
22 Joey Bennett WR/ DB 5' 8" 140 Sophomore St. Leonard
23 Trazhon Tims RB/ LB 5' 10" 220 Senior Kipp-Ascend Garfield Park Gators
30 Dillon Castillo WR/ LB/ K 5' 10" 170 Senior Saint Mary's
31 Greg Gleeson RB/ DB 5' 6" 130 Sophomore St. Odillo Berwyn Mustangs
32 Joseph Okoh RB/ LB 5' 6" 155 Freshman Irving Middle School Berwyn Mustangs
35 Quincy Oyekanmi OL/ DL 5' 9" 225 Sophomore Divine Infant
40 Alec Mazakis OL/ LB 5' 9" 180 Freshman Westchester Middle School
44 Tony Craft OL/ DE 5' 10" 175 Freshman Lindop Elementary Proviso Bills
52 Kolby Irving OL/ LB 5' 9" 220 Freshman Lindop Elementary Proviso Bills
55 David Young OL/ LB 5' 10" 210 Junior Forest Park Middle School
59 Major Bryant OL/ DL 6' 0" 245 Freshman Hillside Middle School Hillside Hurricane
60 Miguel Guajardo OL/ DL 5' 9" 255 Junior St. Agnes
65 Eduardo Barriga OL/ DE 5' 8" 235 Senior St. John Vianney
68 Angel Camacho C/ DL 5' 8" 235 Junior Lincoln Berwyn Mustangs
70 Jose Garcia OL/ DL 6' 1" 255 Junior St. Odillo
71 Erion Spann OL/ DL 6' 4" 305 Senior St. Catherine Windy-City Dolphins
73 Payton Rozek OL/ DL 5' 7" 250 Senior Westview Hills Downers Grove Panthers
75 Adam Orozco OL/ DL 5' 10" 295 Junior St. Odillo
77 Alphonso Adams OL/ DL 6' 0" 270 Junior Divine Infant
80 Jaden Allan WR/ DB 5' 10" 130 Freshman Westchester Middle School
81 Joseph Fandohan WR/ DE 6' 1" 185 Freshman Forest Park Middle School
88 Joey Martinez OL/ DL 5' 8" 225 Freshman Westchester Middle School
90 Phillip Brooks OL/ DE 6' 0" 230 Freshman Percy Julian Middle School Memorial Park Spartans
91 Titus Harvey-Wallace OL/ LB 5' 8" 215 Sophomore Roosevelt
93 Jontavious Lewis OL/ DL 6' 2" 240 Freshman Roosevelt Memorial Park Spartans
94 Isaiah Wilison OL/ DL 5' 11" 200 Freshman Meca Elementary
95 Andre Morris OL/ DL 6' 0" 200 Freshman Lindop Elementary
99 Victor Becerra C/ DL 5' 11" 235 Freshman MacArthur Hillside Hurricane
Marcheon Griffen WR/ DB Freshman St. Catherine Windy-City Dolphins
Head Coach: Adam Polak Defensive
Coordinator: Tewan Brown Defensive Line: Alex Puente Offensive Line: Nick Esposito Wide Recievers: Max Clark Quarterbacks: Stefan Shine Linebackers - Special Teams: Kevin Davis JV Head Coach: Tim Shannon JV Offensive Line: Lloyd Okoh