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BOYS FOOTBALL | Varsity

Head Coach: Bill Ziemba

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
Geronimo Arizmendi 5'9" 165 2023 Jahvon Buckner 5'9" 245 2022
Martese Cole 6'4" 185 2021 Arnulfo Cruz OL/DL 6'4" 360 2022
Miguel Cruz 6'0" 185 2023 Brandon Dixon 6'2" 170 2022
Joshua Flores 5'9" 220 2022 Francisco Franco OL/DL 5'6" 240 2023
Marrion Gardner WR/DB 5'9" 170 2021 Enrique Lightfoot Jr OL/DL 5'11" 275 2021
Octavio Lopez 5'9" 186 2024 Joshua Manzo OL/DL 6'3" 195 2021
Omari Marks OL/DL/LB 5'10" 195 2021 Benji Moore Jr QB 5'11" 190 2021
Christopher Ocampo 5'8" 175 2023 Jesus Rodriguez 5'9" 200 2023
Jimmy Roman QB/DB 5'7" 135 2023 Junior Vasquez LB 5'8" 185 2021
Alvaro Jr Villela 5'8" 200 2025 Amarius Weatherspoon RB/LB 5'11" 195 2021
Brian Whitsey WR/DB/LB 6'2" 198 2021 Jalen Whitsey WR/DB 5'8" 160 2022
Deion Wilson WR/LB 5'11" 195 2021
Varsity
Geronimo Arizmendi 5'9" 165 2023 Jahvon Buckner 5'9" 245 2022
Martese Cole 6'4" 185 2021 Arnulfo Cruz OL/DL 6'4" 360 2022
Miguel Cruz 6'0" 185 2023 Brandon Dixon 6'2" 170 2022
Joshua Flores 5'9" 220 2022 Francisco Franco OL/DL 5'6" 240 2023
Marrion Gardner WR/DB 5'9" 170 2021 Enrique Lightfoot Jr OL/DL 5'11" 275 2021
Octavio Lopez 5'9" 186 2024 Joshua Manzo OL/DL 6'3" 195 2021
Omari Marks OL/DL/LB 5'10" 195 2021 Benji Moore Jr QB 5'11" 190 2021
Christopher Ocampo 5'8" 175 2023 Jesus Rodriguez 5'9" 200 2023
Jimmy Roman QB/DB 5'7" 135 2023 Junior Vasquez LB 5'8" 185 2021
Alvaro Jr Villela 5'8" 200 2025 Amarius Weatherspoon RB/LB 5'11" 195 2021
Brian Whitsey WR/DB/LB 6'2" 198 2021 Jalen Whitsey WR/DB 5'8" 160 2022
Deion Wilson WR/LB 5'11" 195 2021