JP2 Lions Football

The JP2 Lions Football team makes the transition to the AIA this year as they will be competing in the 2A Independent division. After our first year playing a varsity schedule in the CAA, Lions have decided to go with a JV schedule this year with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Next year with Seniors on the team, we will play Varsity level. Go Lions!


St. John Paul II Catholic High School 2019 Football Schedule

  • August 23 Away 7:00 Canyon View HS

  • August 29 Away 6:00 Benjamin Franklin HS

  • September 5 Home 6:00 Notre Dame Prep (@La Joya) 

  • September 12 Home 6:00 Santa Cruz Valley (@Westview)

  • September 19 Home 6:00 Bourgade Catholic (@La Joya)

  • September 23 Away 6:00 Antelope Union HS

  • October 1 Away 6:00 Tonopah Valley HS

  • October 10 Away 3:30 Flagstaff HS

  • October 21 Away 6:00 Arizona Lutheran Academy

    Canyon View High School--6024 N Perryville Rd, Waddell, AZ 85355

    Benjamin Franklin High School--18864 E Germann Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    Antelope Union High School--9168 S Ave 36 E, Wellton, AZ 85356

    Flagstaff High School--400 W Elm Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001

    Tonopah Valley High School--38201 W Indian School Rd, Tonopah, AZ 85354

    La Joya High School--11650 W. Whyman Ave., Avondale, AZ 85323

    Westview High School--10850 W. Garden Lakes Pkwy., Avondale, AZ 85392

Coaching Staff

Our coaching staff has plenty of experience under their belt prior to the opening of St. John Paul II Catholic High School. Coach Padilla has 33 years of coaching experience and played college football for NAU. Coach Hodge won two Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Championships as a member of the Boise State football team in 07' & 09'. Coach Moreno has over 40 years of coaching football and has coached in 5 state championship games as an offensive coordinator and was part of 3 state championships at Agua Fria High School. He played for the legendary ASU coach Frank Kush.


John Padilla

Head Football Coach


Jarvis Hodge


Gabriel Green


Stevan Holguin


Roy Moreno