In what has become the biggest football rivalry in the WCAC, DeMatha took the early season lead in conference play with a convincing 21-0 win over Good Counsel. The win carried particular importance for Head Coach Elijah brooks, who had not beaten Good Counsel as the man in charge of the Stags. Coach Brooks talked about the win:
The victory marks DeMatha’s first win over the Falcons in their last four tries, and the win came thanks to a number of big plays. Coach Brooks was proud of his players:
It was good for everyone to get over the hump. Good Counsel has had our number for a couple years.
Stags quarterback John Lovett got the scoring started with a nine-yard TD pass to Lorenzo Harrison. Lovett and the Stags also showed the speed and athleticism throughout the team with a series of explosive plays.
In the third quarter, Virginia Tech recruit Cameron Phillips intercepted a pass near the goal line and ran it back almost 100 yards for a touchdown. Talk about a Pick 6! Later, senior running back and future Wisconsin Badger Taiwan Deal found an open hole and ran ’til daylight, going 95 yards for a TD that sealed the 21-0 win.
Beating Good Counsel certainly carries some important weight for the Stags, but looking at the big picture, this is another win in a tough conference.
DeMatha must keep winning to achieve their true goal of a WCAC title. Coach Brooks wants to be sure the team keeps that championship in focus:
We know the likelihood that we will see them later in the season is high, so this was a good league win. We understand this is just a step towards the ultimate goal, which is the WCAC championship.