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BOYS FOOTBALL | Varsity

Head Coach: Bill Ziemba (1st Season): 7-5

Email: wsziemba@cps.edu 

Conference: Red Bird

Program Highlights:

IHSA State Playoffs (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Conference Championships (2012, 2014)

City Finalist (2018)

Coach Bill Ziemba was named the third head coach in Solorio’s history after spending the past 5 years as the offensive coordinator of the high powered Sun Warrior attack.  During his time within Solorio’s program, the Sun Warriors have risen to be one of the top teams in the Chicago Public League, making it to 4 consecutive state playoffs (2014-2017) while also sending numerous student-athletes onto top college and universities to continue their career.  In his first season as head coach, Ziemba took the Sun Warriors to the Chicago Public League Championship game for the first time ever, while also beating local rivals Hubbard and Curie.

Prior to Solorio, Ziemba coached at Shepard and Richards High School.  He began coaching after a successful football career, first starring at Richards under legendary Head Coach Gary Korhonen.  Ziemba went on to be a 4-year letter winner and co-captain at North Park University and then played a season for the Chicago Slaughter of the Indoor Football League in 2010. 

Getting to know Coach Ziemba

Why did you get into coaching?

“I got into coaching to work hand-in-hand with teachers to shape the development and future of our students and provide the greatest opportunity for success at the collegiate level – whether that’s as students or student-athletes.  I want to teach our players how to handle success and failures with poise and composure so that they can handle those things throughout their lives."

What are your goals for your program/team?

"My goal as a football coach is to create a program that the school and community can be proud of both on and off the field.  I want to create an atmosphere of pride and to instill in our players the importance of great attitude, character, discipline, knowledge, goal setting, and how these factors apply to life as well as football.

I am looking for our program to compete for a conference title, make the city playoffs and compete for Prep Bowl titles while being state playoff eligible year in and year out."

What is your favorite part of coaching at Solorio?

"Just seeing how the school community and neighborhood has embraced our football team.  We have great crowds every Friday night and it’s great to be a part of bringing our community together to celebrate everything that makes Solorio one of the premier high schools in Chicago."

 

Team Rosters

  • No.
  • Name
  • Pos
  • Hgt
  • Wgt
  • Class
  • No.
  • Name
  • Pos
  • Hgt
  • Wgt
  • Class
Varsity
1 Amarius Weatherspoon RB, DB 5'11" 175 2021 3 Brian Whitsey WR, DB 6'0" 170 2021
4 Messiah Travis WR, DB 5'10" 170 2019 5 Edgar Acero CB/WR 5'9" 175 2020
6 Jose Ruiz WR/DB 5'6" 145 2021 9 Tyrell Williams QB, LB 5'10" 210 2020
11 Ayinde Thompson WR, LB 5'8" 158 2020 12 Martese Cole WR/CB 6'2" 165 2021
13 Burl Junior Jr DE/TE 6'3" 235 2019 14 Benji Moore Jr QB, DB 5'10" 168 2021
20 Jaquale Moore MLB, FB 5'6" 195 2019 23 Jalen Whitsey WR, DB 5'7" 133 2022
26 Eric Rodriguez LB/FB 5'11" 200 2020 40 Daniel Mejia LB/FB 5'7" 200 2019
43 Junior Vasquez LB 5'6" 160 2021 44 Brian Salgado LB 5'9" 195 2020
47 Ody Maldonado LB 5'11" 205 2020 50 Anthony Ortega OL/DL 5'8" 204 2020
52 Pablo Navarro LB 5'5" 165 2021 53 Edgar Rubio OL/DL 5'11" 255 2020
54 Joshua Manzo OL/DL 6'1" 220 2021 55 Jonathan Gonzalez LB 5'11" 200 2021
62 Enrique Lightfoot OL/DL 5'10" 2021 63 Jose Antonio Alvarado OL/DL 5'8" 290 2019
65 Dilan Ruiz OL/DL 5'5" 180 2021 66 Omari Marks OL/DL 5'7" 210 2021
66 Joel Moreno OL, DL 5'9" 200 2022 68 Carlos Santana LB 5'6" 220 2020
70 Gerardo Zuniga OL, K, LS 6'2" 280 2020 72 Armando Jimenez OL 5'11" 223 2019
76 Adrian Fernandez DL 5'8" 205 2021 77 Jorge Sanchez OL/DL 6'0" 240 2019
80 Mario Silva DB 5'6" 130 2022 84 Armando Cuevas LB/WR 5'8" 165 2022
87 Ricardo Alvarez P 6'0" 215 2019 88 Jason Munoz WR, CB 5'8" 138 2019
2/43 Deion Wilson OLB, RB 5'9" 167 2021
Sophomore
Jahvon Buckner 5'8" 230 2022 Arnulfo Cruz 6'3" 290 2022
Armando Cuevas 5'8" 165 2022 Adrian Fernandez 5'8" 205 2021
Ramiro Garcia 5'5" 172 2022 Jonathan Gonzalez 5'11" 200 2021
Victor Hinojosa 5'8" 250 2022 Alexander Medina 5'8" 208 2022
Diego Melero 5'6" 215 2022 Joel Moreno 5'9" 200 2022
Pablo Navarro 5'5" 165 2021 Dilan Ruiz 5'5" 180 2021
Jose Ruiz 5'6" 145 2021 Diego Sanchez 5'9" 210 2021
Abraham Sandoval 5'9" 145 2021 Emanuel Serrano 5'10" 270 2022
Mario Silva 5'6" 130 2022 Jose Soto 5'6" 120 2022
Junior Vasquez 5'6" 160 2021 Jalen Whitsey 5'7" 133 2022
Varsity
1 Amarius Weatherspoon RB, DB 5'11" 175 2021 3 Brian Whitsey WR, DB 6'0" 170 2021
4 Messiah Travis WR, DB 5'10" 170 2019 5 Edgar Acero CB/WR 5'9" 175 2020
6 Jose Ruiz WR/DB 5'6" 145 2021 9 Tyrell Williams QB, LB 5'10" 210 2020
11 Ayinde Thompson WR, LB 5'8" 158 2020 12 Martese Cole WR/CB 6'2" 165 2021
13 Burl Junior Jr DE/TE 6'3" 235 2019 14 Benji Moore Jr QB, DB 5'10" 168 2021
20 Jaquale Moore MLB, FB 5'6" 195 2019 23 Jalen Whitsey WR, DB 5'7" 133 2022
26 Eric Rodriguez LB/FB 5'11" 200 2020 40 Daniel Mejia LB/FB 5'7" 200 2019
43 Junior Vasquez LB 5'6" 160 2021 44 Brian Salgado LB 5'9" 195 2020
47 Ody Maldonado LB 5'11" 205 2020 50 Anthony Ortega OL/DL 5'8" 204 2020
52 Pablo Navarro LB 5'5" 165 2021 53 Edgar Rubio OL/DL 5'11" 255 2020
54 Joshua Manzo OL/DL 6'1" 220 2021 55 Jonathan Gonzalez LB 5'11" 200 2021
62 Enrique Lightfoot OL/DL 5'10" 2021 63 Jose Antonio Alvarado OL/DL 5'8" 290 2019
65 Dilan Ruiz OL/DL 5'5" 180 2021 66 Omari Marks OL/DL 5'7" 210 2021
66 Joel Moreno OL, DL 5'9" 200 2022 68 Carlos Santana LB 5'6" 220 2020
70 Gerardo Zuniga OL, K, LS 6'2" 280 2020 72 Armando Jimenez OL 5'11" 223 2019
76 Adrian Fernandez DL 5'8" 205 2021 77 Jorge Sanchez OL/DL 6'0" 240 2019
80 Mario Silva DB 5'6" 130 2022 84 Armando Cuevas LB/WR 5'8" 165 2022
87 Ricardo Alvarez P 6'0" 215 2019 88 Jason Munoz WR, CB 5'8" 138 2019
2/43 Deion Wilson OLB, RB 5'9" 167 2021
Sophomore
Jahvon Buckner 5'8" 230 2022 Arnulfo Cruz 6'3" 290 2022
Armando Cuevas 5'8" 165 2022 Adrian Fernandez 5'8" 205 2021
Ramiro Garcia 5'5" 172 2022 Jonathan Gonzalez 5'11" 200 2021
Victor Hinojosa 5'8" 250 2022 Alexander Medina 5'8" 208 2022
Diego Melero 5'6" 215 2022 Joel Moreno 5'9" 200 2022
Pablo Navarro 5'5" 165 2021 Dilan Ruiz 5'5" 180 2021
Jose Ruiz 5'6" 145 2021 Diego Sanchez 5'9" 210 2021
Abraham Sandoval 5'9" 145 2021 Emanuel Serrano 5'10" 270 2022
Mario Silva 5'6" 130 2022 Jose Soto 5'6" 120 2022
Junior Vasquez 5'6" 160 2021 Jalen Whitsey 5'7" 133 2022