2012 season - 96th season of St. Joseph Bears football
First team 1913
No Team in 1916, 1917, 1918. (Flu epidemic, and WWI)


St. Joseph Football Conference/Division championships
1927, 1928, St. Joseph Blue Jackets
1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938*, 1940, 1942, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971*, 1973*, 1974, 1975, 1980*, 1983, 1984*, 1986*, 1987*, 1988*, 1990, 1996, 1997, 2007*, 2008*, 2009
*Undefeated season

1988 Class B Football State Runner up
1988 Class B Region I Regional Champions
1988 Class B Region I District Champions
***St. Joseph Class of 1989 never lost a regular season game from 7th to 12th grade.

1997 Class BB Region 2 Champions
1997 Class BB Region 2 District Champions

1987 Class B Region I District Champions

2007 District Champions
2007 Regional Champions

2009 District Champions

Retired Jerseys (1)

Rob Fredrickson (Class of 1989)

Historical Win/Loss Records vs. Other Schools

Team Records

Victories
Consecutive, Regular Season only, No Ties

37 - 9/26/86-9/30/89

Consecutive Shutouts, No Ties
4 – 9/14-10/5/73 (Lakeshore, Muskegon Catholic Central, Dowagiac, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix)

3 – 10/16-10/30/87  (Portage Northern, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix, South Haven)

3 – 9/26-10/10/86 (Benton Harbor, Portage Central, Niles)

Consecutive Winning Seasons
11 - 1982-1992
6 - 1994-1999

Ties
Lowest Scoring Tie Game

0- 9/30/55 vs. Grand Haven (0-0)
    10/4/68 vs. K. Loy Norrix (0-0)

Highest Scoring Tie Game
40- October 11, 1963 vs. Niles (20-20)

Season
2 - 1963, 9/20 vs. Buchanan (6-6), 10/11 vs. Niles (20-20)
2 - 1963, 9/21 vs. Buchanan (13-13), 9/28 vs. Dowagiac (6-6)

Consecutive Ties
2 - 1963, 9/21 vs. Buchanan (13-13), 9/28 vs. Dowagiac (6-6)

Last Tie Game
10/4/68 – SJ 0, KLN 0

Scoring
Game

67 – SJ 67, BCC 35 – 9/19/08
61 – SJ 61, KLN 14 - 10/25/8558 – SJ 58, SH 0 - 10/30/87
57 – SJ 57, SH 0 - 9/5/97
56 – SJ 56, GL 13 – 10/30/09  (playoffs)
55 – SJ 55, PN 0 - 10/16/87
55 – SJ 55, MAT 7 – 10/9/09

52 – SJ 52, BUC 7 -  11/7/58
49 – SJ 49, MAT 7 – 10/12/07
49 – SJ 49, LKS 14 –10/26/07 (playoffs)
49 – SJ 49, PC 22 - 10/25/74
48 – SJ 48, KLN 0 - 10/26/84
48 – SJ 48, PN 0 - 9/12/97
48 – SJ 48, PN 7 - 9/15/95
48 – SJ 48, NIL 0 – 9/11/09*
47 – SJ 47, PC 13 - 10/30/70
47 – SJ 47, SH 6 - 9/6/91
46 – SJ 46, SH 19 - 10/28/88
46 – SJ 46, MAT 6 - 10/17/08
45 – SJ 45, BH 0 – 10/10/08
45 – SJ 45, CHI Luther South 6 - 9/18/59
45 – SJ 45, NIL 21 - 10/11/96

Lowest Scoring Win
2 – SJ 2, PC 0 – 10/4/85

Safeties in a game
2 – SJ 37, MAR 7 – 8/27/10*

Points Season (Min. 300)
377 – 1997
344 – 2008
336 – 1984
329 – 1987
327 – 1988

Fewest Points Allowed – Regular Season (under 80)
43 – 1986
59 – 1961
62 – 1971, 2007
64 – 1973
65 – 1974
71 – 1980
77 – 1962
79 – 1960

Fewest Points Allowed On Defense
43 - 1986

First Downs
171 - 2007

Rushing Yards
2,272 – 2008
2,169 – 1987

Rushing Attempts
334 - 2008

Passing Yards
1984 - 1984

Passing Attempts
232 - 2003

Passes Completed
102 - 1984

Fewest Yards Penalized
186 - 1978

Defense vs. Punt Return
-2 - 1987

Defense vs. Rush
484 - 1984

Defense vs. Pass
369 - 1995

Average Punt Return (Total Attemps)
20.0 (12) - 1994

Interceptions Allowed
18 - 1983

Fewest Interceptions by Opponents
1 (4 times) - 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991

Interceptions by
St. Joseph
19 (2 times) - 1968, 1969

Most Fumbles Lost
23 - 1969

Fewest Fumbles Lost
3 - 2002

Most Punts
54 - 2003

Fewest Punts
16 – 2008
17 – 2007

Most Blocked Punts
6 – 1983, 2008

High Punt Average
42.8 - 1988

Kickoff Average
53.55 - 1999

Most Shutouts
4 (3 times) - 1984, 1985, 1986


INDIVIDUAL RECORDS…

Passing
Attempts
231-Andy Schueneman (2003)

Completed
98- Ethan Schweir (2007)

Yards
1793-Mike Gillette (1984)

Yards per completion
22.8- Patzer (1970)

Fewest Interceptions
1-Ebon Sanders (1988)/Phelan (1991)

Touchdown Passes
19-Ethan Schweir (2007)

Longest Touchdown Pass
84-Wright (2001)

Receptions
45-Steve Preston (1984)

Receptions (Game)
11 – Dan Lafond (2003)

Reception Yards
909-Steve Preston (1984)

Average Per Reception
34.5-Gibeau (1987)

Touchdown Receptions
14-Scott Blasko (1996)

Special Teams
PAT Percentage
100.0-Virgil (2005)
95.8-Gillette (1984)
*95.0-Akins (2009)
93.3-Virgil (2006)

Most PAT's
38-Josh Akins (2009)
35-Mike Gillette (1984)/Brett Virgil (2007)

Longest PAT Run (2 point conversion)
24-Nisbet (1971)

Field Goals (season)
9-Mike Gillette (1984)

Longest Field Goal
48-Brad Shushman (1999)

Kickoff Average
53.55-Brad Shushman (1999)

Punt Average
42.8-Gary Layton

Field Goal Percentage
100-Phelan (1990)/Smith (1996)/Schweir (2006), Akins (2009)

Longest Kickoff Return for Touchdown
94-Ryan (1974)

Longest Punt Return for Touchdown
96-Keith Demchinski (1994)

Blocked Punts For Touchdown
1-Johnston 1973)/Jones (1973)/Kubicki(1989)/Hobbs
(1999)/Radde(1999)


 

Most Blocked Punts (season)
4-Kubizna (1983),
Josh Weaver (2008)

Rushing
Yards
1,289-Jamaal Jackson(2009)
1,215-Anthony Dunning(2002)

Attempts (Season)
235-Anthony Dunning (2002)

Attempts (Game)
40-Henry Steele (1996)

Yards Per Carry Average
9.5 – Jamaal Jackson (2008)
7.5 – T. Golba (1987)

Rushing Touchdowns
21-Jamaal Jackson (2009)
18-Alex Smith (1980)/
Jason Sandusky (1992)

Rushing TD’s (game)
6-Drake Smith (2008)

Offense
Total yards (rush/receiving)
1573-Gary Layton (1990)

Total Touchdowns (run/rec)
21-Jamaal Jackson (2009)
18-Alex Smith (1980)/
Jason Sandusky (1992)

Scoring
Points
139-Alex Smith (1980)

Defense
Tackles (season)
104-Brown (1978)

Tackles (game)
22-Baske (1997)

Sacks (game)
13-Jeff Morris (1982)

Solo Tackles (season)
70-Radde (1999)

Interceptions (season)
8-Ebon Sanders (1989)

Interceptions for Touchdown
2-Olson (1973)/ Lincoln(1973)


CAREER RECORDS

Total Yards
3533-M. Ryan (1972-1974)

Total Rushing Yards
2366-M. Ryan (1972-1974)

Total Rushing Attempts
440-Gary Layton (1988-1990)

Total Passing Yards
3,055-Mike Gillette (1982-1984)

Total Passing Touchdowns
29-Mike Gillette (1982-84)
28-Ethan Schweir (2004-07)

Receptions
72-Steve Preston (1983-1984)

Touchdown Receptions
14-Steve Preston (1983-84)/
Scott Blasko (1995-96)

Reception Yards
1368-Steve Preston (1983-1984)

Passes Attempted
376-Andy Schueneman (2002-2003)

Passing Percentage
63.5-Sean Guinane (2007-09)
60.4-Ethan Schweir (2004-07)

Interceptions
12-Ryan (1972-1974)

Tackles
214-Brown (1977-1979)

PAT's Kicked
79-Brett Virgil (2005-2007)

Field Goals
19-Mike Gillette (1982-1984)

Scoring
212-M. Ryan (1972-1974)

 

All records listed are regular season games only, playoff games do not count in record book, unless specified

 

*New record established in 2010


 

 


Coaching Records

Coaching

Year Coach Record
1913 Whitehead 0-4
1914 Berry 2-6
1915 Gardner 0-6-1
1916-1918 No Teams  
1919-1920 Gordon Gabal 12-6-1
1921-1931 Henry Howe 50-39-11
1932 Fred Harrsen 1-7-1
1933 Henry Howe 4-3-1 (54-42-12)
1934-1935 Ronald Finch 12-3-2
1936-1946 Harry Lee 53-31-5
1947-1948 Jack Petosky 7-5-3
1949-1950 Jay Eldred 8-8
1951-1953 Walt Gephart 10-13-1
1954-1963 Dick Higgs 43-31-7
1964-1967 Willis Koontz 13-22
1968-2001 Ivan "Ike" Muhlenkamp 211-110-1
2002-2005 John Van Wagoner 7-29
2006-2010 Elliot Uzelac 45-13
2011 TBA