Football preview: St. Joseph looking for breakthrough with talented seniors

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

WESTCHESTER – St. Joseph has struggled to put together wins in recent years, but has reason for optimism in 2013. The Chargers are hoping its senior class, which won the Chicago Catholic Red as sophomores, can propel the program to new heights.

AT A GLANCE

Class: 4A

Coach: Anthony Griffin

2012 record: 1-8

Conference: Chicago Catholic Red, 0-4, 5th

TOP RETURNERS

Wesley Becton sr. RB/WR/DB

Jervon Hudson sr. OL/DL

Brandon Johnson jr. RB/LB

Victor Johnson sr. RB/LB

Demetrius Morrow sr. WR/DB

Casey Scalise sr. QB

2013 SCHEDULE

Aug. 31 at Fenwick, 7:30 p.m. (Morton West)

Sept. 6 at Leo, 7:30 p.m. (Kroc Stadium)

Sept. 13 Elmwood Park, 7:30 p.m. (Elmhurst College)

Sept. 21 Gordon Tech, 1:30 p.m. (Elmhurst College)

Sept. 27 at De La Salle, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 Brother Rice, 1:30 p.m. (Elmhurst College)

Oct. 12 Lake Forest Academy, 1:30 p.m. (Elmhurst College)

Oct. 19 at Hales Franciscan, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 26 at St. Francis de Sales, 1 p.m. (Hammond Clark)

FIVE-YEAR RECORD

year  w-l    conf. playoffs

‘12    1-8     0-4    DNQ

‘11    0-9     0-4    DNQ

‘10    0-9     0-7    DNQ

‘09    1-8     0-7    DNQ

‘08    2-7     0-7    DNQ

BY THE NUMBERS

4: Wins for St. Joseph in the last 10 seasons

4-0: Chicago Catholic Red record for the Chargers' senior class at the sophomore level

34: St. Joseph's losing streak before beating St. Laurence to close out 2012

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