Since DeMatha beat Good Counsel last Sunday in the WCAC Semifinals, it’s been a very busy week for the Stags. First Head Coach Elijah Brooks was named WCAC Coach of the Year, then an astonishing 22 DeMatha players received All-WCAC honors.
But before we move on to our WCAC Championship preview on Friday, we wanted to celebrate the players that made the biggest impact in the 29-28 overtime win over Good Counsel. Coach Brooks selected the following players as Players of the Game, and said how important each young man’s performance was.
Offensive Players of the Week:
Johnny picked a great day to have the best game of his career. He was decisive and confident all game and led our team on big scoring drives.
Wide receiver No. 5 Cameron Phillips — 9 catches, 120 yards and 3 TDs
Chris made the catches that sparked our offensive explosion in the 2nd half. Another senior leader that stepped up when needed.
Defensive Players of the Game:
Senior captain that was everywhere on the field and really delivered a blow on runners all day.
Linebacker No. 54 Dale Matthews Jr. — 12 tackles, 3 tackles for loss
Probably our game MVP. Had a heck of a game on defense but also started at offensive guard. Dale is a phenomenal football player.
Fox might not light up the stat sheet but he’s a major reason our linebackers are able to roam freely. Helped stifle Good Counsel’s rush average to 3.0 yards per carry.
Mac really gave us a lift in the kicking game forcing their offense to start at the 20 and being perfect on point after tries.
- DeMatha Edges Good Counsel 29-28 In Overtime (insidedemathafootball.com)
- Congrats To Coach Elijah Brooks As WCAC Coach Of The Year (insidedemathafootball.com)
- Ruble, Deal, Phillips and Bentley Lead 22 Stags With WCAC Honors (insidedemathafootball.com)