The Stags hosted an improving Baltimore squad in St. Frances Academy on Friday September 13. The result showed the power and precision of the Stags attack, a 41-6 win. Here’s what Coach Elijah Brooks thought of the game:
I was very pleased with my team. Our preparation throughout the week was good and we had great execution during the game.
Prior to the victory over St. Frances, the Stags lost to a strong St. Josephs team in New Jersey. Coach Brooks was proud of the way his team responded from the loss.
I thought the guys responded well coming back from a loss the previous week. I know it played a factor for everyone, coaches included. Every now and then the season has a way of humbling you. That loss definitely did that for us.
Coach Brooks allowed that for DeMatha and the D.C.-area, winning over Baltimore schools carries some extra incentive.
We definitely as a league gauge where we are based on how we perform against the MIAA schools up in Baltimore. That’s a very good league. St. Frances will be a team to reckon with in a few years.
With a 3-1 record, DeMatha now moves on from non-conference play to face St. Johns of the famed Washington Area Catholic Conference. While the Stags played a tough schedule that included games against Tidewater powerhouse Phoebus and talent-stocked Godby of Florida, DeMatha must now turn up the intensity for WCAC play.
Check back later this week when Coach Brooks breaks down the keys for a Stags win over the Cadets, as well as names the performers of the week from the win over St. Frances.
Video highlights of the Stags big win over STF here, courtesy of DC Sports Fan.