Indian Trail Football

Indian Trail Football

Hawks join Signing Day festivities

KENOSHA — National Signing Day included the Indian Trail football program for the first time on Wednesday.

Xavier Ciardo, Zach Gianakos and Michael Roach became the school’s first college scholarship football players when the trio signed National Letters of Intent for their respective institutions.

As previously reported, Roach is heading to Wofford College, an FCS (formerly NCAA Division 1-AA) program located in Spartanburg, S.C. He will play outside linebacker for the Terriers.

Roach commits to Wofford


Michael Roach did just about everything for the Indian Trail football team over the last couple seasons, so it was no surprise that he became the first Hawks football player to receive a college athletic scholarship.

Roach verbally committed to FCS (formerly NCAA Division I-AA) program Wofford College on Sunday after making an official visit to the Spartanburg, S.C., school with his parents, John and Tricia Roach, over the weekend.

Indian Trail falls to Franklin


FRANKLIN — High school football doesn’t have the benefit of instant replay, but there were a number of purple-clad players, coaches and fans who would have loved to have gotten a second look at the go-ahead touchdown on Friday night.

Franklin quarterback Sean McGuire, Kenosha’s No. 1 nemesis, somehow crossed the goal line from one yard out on fourth down with 2 minutes, 16 seconds remaining as Indian Trail fell short against the Southeast Conference champion Sabers, 17-14, in the second round of the WIAA Division-1 playoffs at sloppy Jerry Marsh Field.

Indian Trail (8-2) vs. Franklin (9-1)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Franklin High School (8222 S. 51st St.)

Indian Trail braces for rematch with Franklin


KENOSHA — As one might expect, every player on the Indian Trail football team was crushed after the Hawks suffered a 28-21 loss to Franklin three weeks ago at Jaskwhich Stadium.

The bitter defeat — Indian Trail’s first of the season — allowed the Sabers to clinch the Southeast Conference championship that the Hawks so badly coveted.

Indian Trail advances with big plays


KENOSHA — Go big or go home.

Competing in its first postseason contest, the Indian Trail football team lit up the scoreboard with a seemingly endless supply of highlight reel plays in trouncing Southeast Conference rival Oak Creek, 52-28, in the first round of the WIAA Division-1 playoffs Friday night at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Indian Trail (7-2) vs. Oak Creek (6-3)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Home cookin’ to start the playoffs


KENOSHA — As a reward for their stellar regular seasons, Kenosha County’s three postseason football qualifiers won’t have to take any long bus rides in the opening round of the playoffs.

Indian Trail, Wilmot and St. Joseph all received first-round home games when the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association revealed its playoff seeds and pairings on Saturday afternoon.

Indian Trail left steaming after second consecutive loss


RACINE — A warning to the Indian Trail football team’s first opponent in the upcoming WIAA playoffs: You will be facing a team filled with extremely ornery players who may have smoke coming out of the ear holes of their helmets.

Indian Trail vs. Racine Horlick

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Hammes Field (7345 Washington Ave., Racine)

Indian Trail suffers first loss


KENOSHA — The Indian Trail football team’s hopes for a Southeast Conference championship and undefeated regular season were dashed by an opportunistic defense on Friday night.

Franklin picked off three second-half passes by Indian Trail quarterback Zach Gianakos — all inside the Franklin 10-yard line — as the Hawks fell short, 28-21, in a thriller between the SEC’s two unbeatens before a Homecoming crowd of 5,000 at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Indian Trail vs. Franklin

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

The big game: Franklin vs. Indian Trail


When I contact a local athlete on the phone — with the coach’s permission, of course — my initial introduction is sometimes met with hesitation or apprehension.

Earlier this week, Indian Trail senior defensive end Xavier Ciardo was not expecting my call.

Hawks climbing in polls


The Indian Trail football team keeps moving up in the rankings.

The Hawks gained one spot in the Associated Press poll, which was released Monday.

Hawks take to the air to beat Case


KENOSHA — The Indian Trail football team was coming off a postseason-clinching victory over rival Bradford. The biggest game in the short history of the program was looming the following week.

It was a wicked combination that concerned coach Mike McKay.

Indian Trail vs. Racine Case

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Undefeated Indian Trail football team rises to No. 3 in state poll

The Indian Trail football team keeps winning and it keeps rising in the state polls.

The playoff-bound Hawks (6-0) soared to No. 3 in the Division-1 state coaches poll released on Tuesday.

Hawks overwhelm Red Devils


KENOSHA — A near-perfect first quarter was all that the playoff-bound Indian Trail football team needed on Friday night.

After scoring a combined 20 points in the first quarter in their first five games of the season, the Hawks exploded for 28 in the first 12 minutes in a 42-14 Southeast Conference victory over Bradford at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Bradford vs. Indian Trail

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Red Devils’ state title run fuels Hawks


KENOSHA — Two years ago, the sophomore football players at Indian Trail — then playing a junior varsity schedule — couldn’t help but notice Bradford.

After all, the Red Devils were playing their home games on Indian Trail’s field at Jaskwhich Stadium.

Hawks’ Roach semifinalist for Krumrie Award

Indian Trail senior defensive end Michael Roach was named a semifinalist for the Tim Krumrie Award on Thursday.

Part of the Senior Football Awards, the Krumrie Award is given annually to the state’s top senior defensive lineman.

FOOTBALL: Coaches rank Indian Trail fifth

A day after being ranked eighth by the media, the Indian Trail football team was fifth in the Division-1 state coaches poll, which was released on Tuesday.

The Hawks (5-0, 2-0 in the Southeast Conference) were the only Kenosha County team ranked in either poll.

Indian Trail crushes Park, 70-16


A minor miracle took place at Jaskwhich Stadium on Friday night: the scoreboard didn’t blow up.

After a sluggish start, the Indian Trail football team rolled to a 70-16 Southeast Conference victory over Racine Park to improve to 5-0 overall and at 3-0 remain in a first-place tie with Franklin (a 14-6 winner over Oak Creek on Friday) atop the league standings.

Indian Trail vs. Racine Park

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: Jaskwhich Stadium

Hawks flying high


KENOSHA — For much of Friday night at Ameche Field, the Indian Trail football team was its own worst enemy.

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Indian Trail Football Roster


    No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

    1 Chase Fanelle WR 5-10 150 Jr.

    2 Elijah Garcia WR 5-11 155 Sr.

    3 Chris Foster OLB 6-4 180 Sr.

    4 Ian Chatman QB 5-11 185 So.

    5 Kevin Snowden WR 6-0 175 Sr.

    6 Alex Kerpan WR 6-1 182 Sr.

    7 Zach Gianakos QB 6-3 170 Sr.

    8 Manny Jones WR 5-11 150 Jr.

    10 Jeromy Jorgensen LB 6-0 180 Sr.

    11 Lane Ochs QB-S 5-11 170 Jr.

    12 Ivan Landmark S-WR 6-0 175 Jr.

    14 Michael Roach DE-TE 6-4 210 Sr.

    15 Josie Rodriguez DB 5-11 155 So.

    20 Justin Rodriguez DB 6-0 168 Sr.

    21 Nathan Gassie S 6-1 181 Sr.

    22 Andrew Jazdzewski RB 6-0 195 Sr.

    24 Brandon Deacon K 5-10 175 Sr.

    25 Cameron Bishop RB 6-0 170 Jr.

    30 Izaak Simar S 5-10 183 Sr.

    32 Andrew Masters DB 5-10 165 So.

    34 Malik Bell RB 5-11 168 Jr.

    37 Josh Pritzl-Finger RB 5-7 145 So.

    38 Tony Caputa S 5-9 145 So.

    40 Josh Weyand S 5-11 165 So.

    42 Nick Torres DB 5-9 165 Sr.

    43 Thomas Sallese OLB 5-11 150 So.

    44 Tristan Winkley OLB 5-10 167 So.

    50 Mike Capodarco LB 5-11 175 So.

    51 Alex Parmentier DE 6-2 165 So.

    52 Jake Simar DT 6-4 215 So.

    53 Brad Close LB 5-10 180 So.

    54 Brian Roach LB 6-1 206 So.

    55 Edward Nixon OL-DT 5-11 240 Sr.

    56 Aston Langley DE 6-3 270 Jr.

    57 Connor Young OL 6-3 215 So.

    60 Justin Bonn OL 5-10 293 Jr.

    63 Desi Penev OL 6-2 174 Jr.

    64 Anthony Freeze OL 6-2 190 Sr.

    65 Carlos Arias OL-DT 6-1 256 Sr.

    66 Jacob Dicello DT 5-10 218 Sr.

    67 Larry Morris OL 6-2 265 Jr.

    68 Rashawn Leggett DT 6-1 218 Sr.

    70 CJ Blauser LB 5-8 140 Jr.

    73 Ryan Chapman OL 6-5 253 Sr.

    75 Michael Usinger OL 5-11 255 Sr.

    76 Jimmy Schaeve OL 5-11 245 So.

    77 Brad Stetz OL 6-3 283 So.

    79 Austin Ketchum DT 5-8 183 So.

    80 Matt Yngve TE 6-1 191 Jr.

    81 Christian Jones WR 5-10 140 So.

    82 Jeremy Stouffer WR 6-2 160 So.

    83 John Holimon WR 6-5 185 Sr.

    86 Alavero Zavala WR 6-6 182 Jr.

    88 Xavier Ciardo DE 6-4 222 Sr.

    Head Coach — Mike McKay

    Assistants — Drew Ambrose (wide receivers), Kevin Aronin (defensive line), Dave Dembowski (safeties), Shawn Ford (cornerbacks), Lamoyne Hawley (outside linebackers), Jack Musha (offensive coordinator, quarterbacks), Bob Nowak (running backs), Jon Otto (offensive line).

Indian Trail schedule and results


    (Home games at Jaskwhich Stadium)

    Aug. 23 — Indian Trail 35, Plymouth 14

    Aug. 30 — Indian Trail 15, Stevenson (Ill.) 14

    Sept. 7 — Indian Trail 28, Oak Creek 14

    Sept. 13 — Indian Trail 24, Tremper 21

    Sept. 20 — Indian Trail 70, Racine Park 16

    Sept. 27 — Indian Trail 42, Bradford 14

    Oct. 4 — Indian Trail 38, Racine Case 13

    Oct. 11 — Franklin 28, Indian Trail 21

    Oct. 18 — Racine Horlick 23, Indian Trail 20


    Oct. 25 — Indian Trail 52, Oak Creek 28

    Nov. 1 — Franklin 17, Indian Trail 14




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