It’s been a long season, starting way back in August with two-a-days, and now the culmination of hard work, practice and precision will reach the final chapter when DeMatha faces St. Johns for the WCAC Championship on Saturday in Byrd Stadium.
After a 10-1 season that included an undefeated run through the WCAC, the Stags faced much difficulty in the WCAC semifinals against Good Counsel. It seemed fitting that DeMatha would have to knock off the Falcons to get back to the championship, and a 29-28 overtime thriller reminded the D.C. area how tough it is to win in the WCAC playoffs.
Now, the Stags turn their focus to St. Johns. The Cadets have a dynamic run/pass threat in first team All-WCAC quarterback Will Ulmer. The Maryland-bound recruit can keep plays alive with his arm or by running out of the pocket.
With Ulmer and other playmakers on offense, the Cadets boast a strong offensive attack, but the defense makes the team so difficult. Cornerback Omar Truitt leads the WCAC’s best defense, and in their semifinal victory, St. Johns held Gonzaga to just 10 points.