Highlights From DeMatha’s Win Over Gonzaga

By now you know DeMatha beat Gonzaga 31-21 last week to secure the top spot in the WCAC playoffs. But here’s what you haven’t seen: exclusive behind the scenes action from the game. Listen to head coach Elijah Brooks talk to the Stags, and watch the game unfold from an insiders angle.

Stay tuned this week with updates on some DeMatha recruiting trips and preview the rest of the season and playoffs.

Week 8 Players of the Week

Last week DeMatha put up its highest score of the season in a 61-27 homecoming win over McNamara. Clearly with such a big win, many players stood out, but Head Coach Eljiah Brooks highlighted three players as his Players of the Week.

Offensive Player of the Week: Lorenzo Harrison RB – 17 carries, 230 yards, 5 TDs

dematha_HS_0053 Outstanding performance by Lorenzo. Linemen did a great job of opening holes all day and Lorenzo made some spectacular runs to lead the rushing attack.



Defensive Player of the Week: LB Spencer Kleinrichert – 6 tackles 3 sacks

dematha_HS_0090Spencer had another big game for us, with 3 of the 10 sacks we had Saturday. Great effort from our senior captain.


Special Teams Player of the Week: DB Jarriel Jordan Jr.

dematha_HS_0005Recovered the opening kickoff for us that really set the tone for us for the entire day.




All three players led the way for the Stags to the huge win over McNamara, but Coach Brooks knows he will need an even better effort this week to beat Gonzaga.

DeMatha Football would also like to extend a hearty congratulations to Austin Fontain, an offensive and defensive lineman with the Westlake Bulldogs, for being Tuesday’s raffle winner from the Athletic Open House!! Austin please email dmfootballsite@gmail.com to claim your prize!

Stay focused Stags, it’s Gonzaga Week!

Week 8 Recap: DeMatha romps in Homecoming Blowout

That’s how you celebrate homecoming!! DeMatha simply overpowered the McNamara Mustangs, running to a 61-27 win. The victory brings the Stags record to 7-1 and an undefeated 4-0 record in the Washington Area Catholic Conference.

DeMatha Head Coach Elijah Brooks was proud of his team after the win.

This was another big win for us in the league. Our guys had added motivation that it was homecoming and we wanted to come out and play well. They did that.

Screen shot 2013-10-14 at 4.43.31 PMThe Stags came into this game without starting quarterback John Lovett, who missed the game with a concussion. It didn’t matter as the Stags running attack dominated the Mustangs.

More to come this week as Coach Brooks announces his Players of the Week, but first we want to announce our first prize winner from the Athletic Open House held at DeMatha.

Congratulations to Anthony Toro, a tight end and linebacker from Crofton, for winning our first prize. Please email dmfootballsite@gmail.com to claim your prize!!

And don’t forget, it’s Gonzaga Week! Expect a lot of coverage this week as the Stags take on the Purple Eagles Friday night!!

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Game 7 Players of the Week: DeMatha 49, O’Connell 14

DeMatha scored a big win over O’Connell, and Coach Elijah Brooks selected three players that stood out in the Stags win. With the 49-14 win over O’Connell, the Stags move to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in the WCAC.

Offense – Running back No. 1 Mark Allen: 20 carries for 126 yards and 1TD

dematha_HS_0003It was great to see Mark have his best performance since his season ending injury knee injury last year. We will be looking for him to get stronger down the final stretch of the season.

Defense – Defensive back No. 3 Jamal Robinson: 5 tackles, 2 INTs, and 1 TD

dematha_HS_0006Jamal had another huge game for the 2nd week in a row coming up with big play after big play. His 38 yard pick 6 was a big time play.

Special Teams- No. 4 Greyson Torain – Recovered important kickoff that turned momentum

dematha_HS_0009Greyson recovered a kickoff that really sparked our run Saturday. He also did well as a returner on both the kickoff and punt receiving teams.

Game 5 Preview: DeMatha at St. Johns

After a tough four-game nonconference schedule that saw DeMatha start 3-1, now the real work begins. If DeMatha plans to contend for the 2013 WCAC title, the quest begins Saturday at 2 p.m. in Northwest D.C.

The Stags will face St. Johns (3-1), a team with an explosive offense that starts with quarterback Will Ulmer. Ulmer, a University of Maryland commit, can run or pass to beat defenders. Here’s what Coach Brooks said of the Cadets’ QB:

9.19 UlmerHe’s such a dynamic threat. As the game of football evolves with the zone read at QB, it makes game planning against guys like him very difficult. They can hurt you with their legs, hurt you with their arm. Our first objective is to contain him.

Brooks explained that with Ulmer’s run/pass capability, the play action is a dangerous tool for the Cadets, as well as RB Omar Garcia.

If at any time our kids aren’t disciplined, we can get burned. They have a lot of talent that we have to be on the look out for.


But DeMatha also has plenty of playmakers. Brooks wants a lot from senior RB Taiwan Deal.

9.19 DealWe need him to have another monster game. Whenever he touches the ball 20 to 25 times, our winning percentage goes up. We want to stay in that range but we want to give our playmakers on the outside the opportunities to make plays.

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