Inside Stats: Looking In-Depth at DeMatha vs Good Counsel WCAC Title Game

DMflagSaturday DeMatha will square off against Good Counsel for the Washington Area Catholic Conference title game in a game that should be action packed. These two teams have come to be the true power brokers in the WCAC over the last decade, and this Saturday should be no different.

Let’s take a look back at some statistics that could play a role for the championship game:

  • DeMatha has won 16 conference titles in 23 postseason conference title games.
  • DeMatha has an overall record of 7-3 against Good Counsel in playoff games.
  • DeMatha has beaten Good Counsel five times in championship games, but Good Counsel has won the last three title game match-ups.

Looking for one more great nugget about DeMatha football? Check out the ESPN Junior 2016 Top 300. Four Stags made the list: No. 21 Shane Simmons (DE), No. 144 J.P. Urquidez (OL), No. 187 Terrance Davis (OL), and No. 268 Tino Ellis (WR).

DeMatha Lands 17 Players On All-WCAC Teams

DeMatha has a long history of great players, and with the 2014 team playing this Saturday in the Washington Area Catholic Conference Championship, this year’s Stags team is no different. The WCAC recently announced players that made all-conference, and DeMatha landed 17 players on the various teams.
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Full list below:
WCAC FIRST TEAM

Terrance Davis – OL                                             Darryl Turner Jr. – DB

Lorenzo Harrison – RB                                         Jaire George – LB

Anthony McFarland – RB                                     Shane Simmons – DL

DeAndre Kelly – TE

WCAC SECOND TEAM

JP Urquidez – OL                                                 Julius Combes – DL

Tino Ellis – WR                                                     Jason Rogers – LB

Thomas Barringer – P

WCAC THIRD TEAM

Elijah Johnson – OL                                              Seun Oluwatimi – DL

Hamilton Day – TE                                                Keegan Meyer – K

Kellon Taylor – WR

HONORABLE MENTION

Darryl Marshall Jr. – DB                                       Beau English – QB

Andrew Robertson – DB                                      Delante Hellams – WR

Myles Olufemi – LB

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR STAGS HONORED BY THE WCAC!!

PHOTO GALLERY: DeMatha Football Thru Week 7

The season is just a little more than halfway done, and the DeMatha Stags are playing their best football. Check out a series of photos from throughout the season below!

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Recruiting Update: DeMatha 2016 OG Terrance Davis

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Just a junior, DeMatha offensive guard Terrance Davis has attracted scholarship offers from some of the best football teams in the country. At 6’4″ and 305 lbs with surprising speed and agility for his size, it’s no surprise college football coaches want Davis in their program. But DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks says what Davis does in the classroom shows the kind of young man he truly is.

“Terrance has been a fantastic two-year starter for us. He’s extremely physical and agile for his size but it’s not just his athletic abilities that have many of the top programs in the country intrigued,” Brooks said. “His focus in the classroom definitely separates him from the pack. Terrance truly represents what it means to be a student-athlete.”

image (6)Davis comes into his junior year with a 3.4 GPA, and is a recipient of the DeMatha Academic Award. He is also rated as a four-star recruit, one of the best players in the state of Maryland and a Top 5 guard. Add it all up and the list of scholarship offers makes sense: Alabama, Florida State, Maryland, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Rutgers, Georgia and Illinois, just to name a few.

With the overwhelming success of Alabama and Florida State, not to mention recent DeMatha grads at both schools, it makes sense for Davis to be interested in heading south. It’s also worth noting that closer schools Maryland and Penn State have assigned their best recruiters to Davis, hoping to keep the big, young man closer to home.

Stay with Inside DeMatha Football all season for updates on Davis. Go Stags!

Week 5 Players of the Week: DeMatha 21, St. Johns 14 (OT)

What an exciting win! The Stags gave their best effort of the season to ensure their biggest win of 2014, and DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks picked the players that meant the most in the overtime win against WCAC foe St. Johns. Check ’em out!

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Defense: LB Shane Simmons – 7 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 sack. DL Julius Combes – 6 tackles 2 tackles for loss, 1 sack. “Shane and Julius led the way on defense helping to hold St. John’s College to one offensive touchdown and under 100 yards of total offense.”

 

 

 

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Offense: WR Darryl Turner Jr. – 6 catches for 78 yards and 2 TDs. QB Beau English – 10 of16 for 165 yards and 3 TDs – “Beau and DJ seemed to connect well Friday night. Beau made some great throws under pressure and I can’t say enough about DJ’s effort on the game winning touchdown in OT.”

 

DeMatha Recruiting Update: Jaire George

SUN_0077-2014Despite being one of the strongest high school athletic programs in the country, DeMatha is about much more than just sports. Wednesday we highlight senior Jaire George, a starting outside linebacker making his name both on the field and in the classroom.

IMG_4484“Jaire is one of many Stags who are representing what it means to be a true student-athlete,” DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks said.  “He is a member of the National Honor Society and carries a 3.9 GPA. Jaire is a senior leader on the field at outside linebacker and also brings a toughness to the backfield as a running back.”

Coach Brooks went on to explain that George’s tackling ability, as well as his accomplishments in the classroom, have garnered attention from coaches at Stanford, Virginia, Princeton, Harvard, William & Mary and other elite academic institutions.

If George looks recognizable, it’s no surprise. His father Eddie George won the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State before embarking on a nine-year NFL career. Now, Eddie George runs George Enterprises, a company bringing healthy lifestyles to Americans. After his playing career ended, Eddie George went back to school to get his MBA from Northwestern University. With a pedigree like that, both on and off the field, it’s easy to understand all of the attention for Jaire in his senior season.

Stay with Inside DeMatha Football for more recruiting updates on George as well as other Stags!

 

DeMatha RB Anthony McFarland Adds Another Big-Time Offer

Sure he’s a sophomore, but it doesn’t seem to matter. DeMatha running back Anthony McFarland just added another college scholarship offer to his already impressive list. Frank Beamer and the Virginia Tech Hokies have offered McFarland.
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The Hokies join Ohio State, Clemson, Nebraska, defending national champion Florida State, and West Virginia as schools looking to add McFarland. Maybe they say his last game, where he went for 250+ and two touchdowns.

Congrats Anthony! Keep up the great work!