Football

2021-22 SCHEDULE & SCOREBOARD
DATE TIME LOCATION OPPONENT   SCORE
8/21 6:00 PM Home Blue/Grey Scrimmage    
8/27 7:00 PM Home Civic Memorial L 7-48
9/3 7:00 PM Away Salem L 21-40
9/10 7:00 PM Away Columbia L 14-48
9/17 7:00PM Away Breese Mater Dei L 12-66
9/24 7:00 PM Home Nashville Community L 54-0
10/1 7:00 PM Away Nokomis L 14-53
10/8 7:00 PM Away  Lutheran North L 0-51
10/16 1:00 PM Home  Collinsville (Senior Night) L 0-54
10/22 7:00 PM Home Quincy Notre Dame (Homecoming)    

VARSITY 2021-22

# PLAYER POSITION CLASS
2 Sage White RB/LB Senior
3 Michael Allen QB/LB Sophomore 
4 Logan Sternickle QB/RB/CB Senior
5 Johnny Everage WR/DB Sophomore
7 Evan Norwood WR/DB Sophomore
8 Derrick Thomas RB/LB Senior
9 Dorian Sykes WR/DB Sophomore
10  Addison Thomeczek WR/DB Senior
11 Emerson Wylie WR/DB Senior
12 Max Cogan K/P Junior
17 Jacob Begnel RB/DB Senior
21 Jackson Pruitt WR/DB Freshman
23 Tyler Roth WR/DB Freshman
32 Jack Robinson RB/LB Sophomore
40 Grant Powers RB/LB Freshman
50 Caden Evans OL/DL Freshman
51 Carter Dennis OL/DL Sophomore
52 Sammy Wylie OL/DL Freshman
55 Colton Roswell OL/DL Senior
60 Sam Ward OL/DL Senior
61 Niko Koeller OL/DL Freshman
69 Samuel Harshbarger OL/DL Senior
70 Jacob Graves OL/DL Senior
71 Peter Walch OL/DL Junior
72 Matthew Dixon OL/DL Senior
77 Luke Steyer OL/DL Freshman
81 Chris Horn WR/DB Sophomore
99 Caleb Gardner OL/DL Senior

 

TEAM HISTORY

At Marquette, we take great pride in the winning tradition of our athletic teams. This includes our football program, which has a winning tradition dating back to 1927. Through the 2015 season, the Explorers have advanced to the IHSA State Playoffs nine of the last ten years. 

Through the 2015 season, Marquette has 462 career victories,  22 playoff appearances and nine undefeated seasons. MCHS football has made appearances in the IHSA Elite Eight (Quarterfinals) and Final Four (Semi-Finals), a second place finish in the State Championship. Two longtime football coaches are Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame Inductees, Joe Stephan, and John Rogers, while Coach Ron Holtman is a Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Remarkably, 73% of the 92 Marquette football teams have been coached by only five Head Coaches: Joe Stephan, Ron Holtman, John Rodgers, John Waters, and Mike Slaughter.

Scores of Marquette players have played college football including Divison 1 players John "Jack" Fallon (Notre Dame), Harold Thomeczek (Missouri), Chuck Crumbacher (Missouri), John Dooling (Vanderbilt), Craig Hentrich (Notre Dame), Tom Roth (SIU-Carbondale), Dan McConnell (Notre Dame), David Fitzgerald (Notre Dame), Michael Cook (SEMO), Michael Ford (SEMO). Tom Roth ('86), Craig Hentrich ('89), and Michael Ford ('14), have played professionally in the National Football League (NFL).   

The following is a list of Marquette Head Football Coaches accompanied by their years of service and overall record.

 

Head Coach Year Record
Doc Coleman (1927 – 1931) 8 – 25 – 2
Cecil Muellerliele (1932 – 1933) 7 – 6
Joe Stephan (1934 – 1954) 116 – 47 – 8
Norman Tomlinson (1940) 6 – 1
     
Ron Holtman (1955 – 1965) 54 – 40 – 2
John Rogers (1966 – 1983) 94 – 73 – 2
John Waters (1984 – 1993) 64 – 36
Mike Slaughter (1994 – 2002) 44 – 40
Geoff Dalton (2003 – 2004) 1 – 17
Tom Pagliaro (2005 – 2006)  11 – 9
Rick Reinhart (2007 – 2008) 6 – 4
Tim Nelson (2008 – 2012) 

33 – 19

Matt Bucher (2014-2015)

12-7

Darrell Angleton (2015-2019)

31-18

Leon McElrath III (2020)

 

 

Undefeated Regular Seasons
Head Coach Year
Joe Stephan 1943
Joe Stephan 1949
John Rogers 1973
John Rogers 1974
John Rogers 1978
John Rogers 1981
John Rogers 1982
John Waters 1988
Mike Slaughter 2002

Playoff Appearances

Head Coach Year
John Rogers 1974
John Rogers 1975
John Rogers 1978
John Rogers 1979
John Rogers 1981
John Rogers 1982
John Waters 1985
John Waters 1987
John Waters 1988
John Waters 1989
John Waters 1991
Mike Slaughter 2001
Mike Slaughter 2002
Tom Pagliaro    2006  
Rick Reinhart 2007 
Tim Nelson  2008 
Tim Nelson 2009
Tim Nelson 2010 
Tim Nelson 2011
Tim Nelson
2012
Matt Bucher
2014
Darrell Angleton
2015
Darrell Angleton
2016
Darrell Angleton
2017
Darrell Angleton
2019
   
   
   
   
   
* the IHSA playoff series began in 1974
 

HEAD COACH

Leon McElrath III

Football coach

ASSISTANT COACHES

Ryan Johnson
Ryan Franklin
Jessie Simmons
Brandon Buhs
Alex Hamberg
Glenn Norwood
Alfred Sykes
 

Cahokia Conference All-Conference Team

 
Offensive
OL Matthew Dixon JR
OL Colten Roswell JR
Skill Devon Fields SR
Skill Zack Smith SR
Defensive
DL Colten Roswell JR
DL Xavier Ware SR
LB Luke Daniel SR
LB Jack Robinson FR
Skill Zack Smith SR

Defensive Team

Front row left to right

Colton Roswell (11), Xavier Ware (12), Zach Smith (12)

Back row left to right.

Head Coach Leon McElrath, Luke Daniel (12), Jack Robinson (9).

 

 

Total Program Victories Thru 2019: 487

IHSA State Finals Class 3A: 2nd Place 1982

IHSA State Playoff Semi-Final Appearances: 1982, 1987

IHSA State Playoffs Quarterfinal Appearances: 

1982, 1987, 1991, 2012

Playoff Appearances:

1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019