This is it folks, rematch of last year’s WCAC title game and the matchup of two of the best prep football teams in the country over the last decade. When DeMatha plays Good Counsel, college scouts will be sprayed throughout the crowd, and the eyes of the DMV will be watching some of the best high school football around.The Falcons come into this game with a WCAC loss on their schedule. Last Friday, Good Counsel was upset by Gonzaga, but few think that will impact the game against DeMatha. Stags coach Elijah Brooks knows what to expect against Good Counsel, and since he hasn’t beaten the Falcons as head coach, he will have his team focused.
It’s just like it’s always been for the last 10 years. No matter what the record is, we know this is going to be a tough game. It’s going to be a tough game for us on Friday.
With talented players on both teams, moving the ball will be difficult. The big men up front will have to be difference makers in this game along with Stags QB John Lovett.
We were pressured by the St. Johns defensive line, and we have to improve on that. Our offensive line has to be better up front. We’re going to have to clean up our mistakes, prepare for one of the best teams in the area.
Some players Brooks wants the Stags to keep an eye on include the Falcons Keon Paye, Jesse Anniebonam, Samuel Mustipher and Sam Madaras. Good Counsel has big, strong, talented players all over the field.
They’re well coached. It’s going to be tough. They’re entire offensive line will probably be the best we face all year. We can’t allow the big play, they have guys who can score from anywhere on the field.
Beating Good Counsel would be a big win for DeMatha and for Brooks. Not only would the win change the course of the last few matchups between the two teams, but it would give the Stags a big leg up in WCAC play.
Our formula never really changes week to week, we just have to execute better. I’m 0-3 against those guys. It’s not going to be easy, we definitely want to win it. Not just because it’s Good Counsel, but in the league, this year, it’s going to be competitive. A chance to go 2-0 in the league will really give us a leg up going forward.