Bob Ijams 1952 - 1954
Chuck Hughes 1955 - 1973
Dave Romano 1974 - 1978
Chuck Hughes 1979 - 1982
Nick Chipponeri 1983 - 1991
Russ Garcia 1992 - 1996
Frank Bispo 1997 - 2006
Jeremy Plaa 2007 -
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.
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.