Tonight is the night! DeMatha football is back!! The Stags open the 2014 campaign in Pennsylvania against Archbishop Wood, a perennial contender in a tough league. The Wood QB Kyle Shurmur is heading to Vanderbilt next season, and DeMatha will have to be ready tonight for a very tough challenge.
Stags head coach Elijah Brooks named Tyler Green, Darryl Turner, Chase Litner and Tino Ellis as captains for the season opener. It’s a new season, and new players will have to step up for DeMatha after the departure of so much talent from last season.
Headed to Pa for game 1 vs. Archbishop Wood. Our lady of victory, pray for us! St. John DeMatha….PRAY FOR US!!!!
— Elijah Brooks (@DMCoachBrooks) August 29, 2014
The Washington Post featured DeMatha in it’s high school football preview. From the Post:
DeMatha graduated 30 seniors, including 20 starters, from last year’s WCAC title team, raising some question marks. But the Stags again boast a stable of impressive rushers in Lorenzo Harrison and Anthony McFarland, as well as a strong junior class led by defensive linemen Shane Simmons and Terrance Allen.
Coach Brooks and DeMatha have been working hard for months to get ready for tonight!! Go Stags!!