2018 Football News

  • Yellow Jacket Defense Post Strong Performance
    October 20, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – The Defiance College Yellow Jackets posted its strongest performance of the season to pace the way in its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest against Mount St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The Purple and Gold fell 20-0.
  • Defiance Wins Turnover Battle at Hanover
    October 13, 2018
    HANOVER, OHIO - The Defiance College Yellow Jackets traveled to Hanover College for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium where the Purple and Gold fell 48-7.
  • Homecoming Game Highlighted by Season High Scoring Output
    October 06, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - Homecoming 2018 was capped off with the Yellow Jacket football team hosting Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Franklin College on Saturday. Despite a season high 28 points from the Yellow Jackets, the Grizzlies prevailed at Justin F. Coressel Stadium 55-28. 
  • Defiance and Mount Union to Clash in 2022 & 2023
    September 26, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The University of Mount Union and Defiance College have linked a deal to play a home and home non-conference football series in 2022 and 2023.
  • Despite Strong First Half, Yellow Jackets Fall to Anderson
    September 22, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Despite a strong first half performance the Yellow Jackets dropped a close 18-14 decision to the Ravens of Anderson on Saturday afternoon in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at Justin F. Coressel Stadium.
  • Football Falls in Final Non-Conference Tune Up
    September 08, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College football team welcomed non-conference opponent Hope College to Justin F. Coressel Stadium on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The Purple and Gold fell in the contest by a score of 41-0.
  • Football Stumbles in Home Opener with Albion
    September 01, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Purple and Gold welcomed Albion on a warm Saturday afternoon for the 2018 season opener at Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The Yellow Jackets came up short in the contest as they fell 59-6 to the Britons.
  • Purple & Gold Pegged Seventh in HCAC Preseason Poll
    August 08, 2018
    RICHMOND, IND. - The Defiance College football team, under the guidance of first year head coach Manny Matsakis, was selected to finish seventh in the nine team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches' poll announced Thursday afternoon. 
  • Defiance Selects Manny Matsakis as Head Football Coach
    July 25, 2018
    DEFIANCE, OHIO – Manny Matsakis, an energetic coach with a record for success at every level, has been selected as head football coach of the Defiance College Yellow Jackets. Matsakis comes to Defiance with an extensive football background ranging from high school to NAIA, Division III, Division II, FCS, FBS and the Canadian Football League. He will assume the role immediately.