Senior Schedule Poster This poster is printed every August (thanks to sponsor Hotsy Pacific). The poster contains our schedule, & features all of our four-year Seniors, & our new uniforms for the upcoming season.
Four-Year Football Knight Patch All Knights that participate on the football team, for four complete seasons, will get a patch to honor their commitment to Downey Football.
The Block “D” In 2010, the Downey & Davis High principals agreed to start this tradition. The inspiration behind this is rooted in the “Big Stick game” tradition between La Loma & Roosevelt Junior High Schools. The winner of the annual contest between each team gets to retain the Block D, and paint it in their school’s colors. The D was created by Downey Alum Travis Gonsavles (’11) & by Downey High teacher, & Davis High alum Mike Schilperoot. It is a metal 18” high sculpture, welded & mounted on a oak block. The D is currently owned by Downey.
Straight A’s “Fathead” Get straight A’s during football season, get a 5’ action wall-decall of yourself. Started in 2008, this tradition as grown each year. Thank you to our Booster Club, who now pays for the oversized wall-decals each year.
Knight Readers This is another community event in which the Downey footballers serve our local youth. The varsity football team and cheerleaders visit the local elementary schools. While there, they read their favorite short stories, have fun at recess, and answer questions that the elementary students have.
Wall of Fame
Knights that achieve 1st Team All-League have their picture hung in the Team Room.
Downey Fight Song
After every game, at every level, the Downey football team and cheerleaders come together to sing the Fight Song. Win or lose, the fight song is sung loud and proud.
Knight of the Round Table Award One of the oldest traditions at Downey High School, this award is given to one Four-Year Knight each year. The award honors a young man who best demonstrates excellence on and off the field, and is chosen by a committee of past recipients.
Senior Knight The last home game of each year is a tribute to all of the parents & guardians of our Seniors'. It is a thank you to all of the support they have given their son over the course of their Downey football playing days.
Giant Helmet & Tunnel A tradition for each home game, for each Downey team, is to run out of the 50’ long Downey giant helmet & tunnel. This is one of the fun extras used by our Knights to get pumped for the game.
TD Battle Flag The biggest and baddest flag in all of Modesto, this 12’ monster flag leads the team out for every home game. It has also become tradition for the flag to race down the sideline after every touchdown.
Knight Under the Lights This is a community event that brings out local youth for a fun activity-centered event in the stadium. It is hosted by our Varsity football team, and includes autographs from the players. Thank you to Hotsy Pacific for supplying free t-shirts to participants.
Knight of the Round Table 1991 Jason Maggard 1992 Jacob D. Cinco 1993 Garett Stapp 1994 Matt W.Loretelli 1995 Andrew Powne 1996 Scott Sacuskie 1997 Scott Monday 1998 James Baker 1999 Brandon Bear/Gregory Hawn 2000 Christopher Layne 2001 (No recipient) 2002 Derek Cole/Daniel Hyde 2003 Bryant Kendall 2004 Royal Addis/Brad Bispo 2005 John Vega 2006 Brandon Lewis 2007 Cody Ball 2008 Brian Lee 2009 Daniel Barksdale/Jason Lee 2010 Michael Miller 2011 Caleb Lowe 2012 Aaron Zwahlen 2013 Michael Dean Barron