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!!

Week 2 Players of the Week

Any time the Stags register a win, head coach Elijah Brooks weighs in on the players that really stood out. While every player on the roster helped in the victory, after looking back at the film of the 21-12 over St. Mary’s Ryken, Brooks selected players from both sides of the ball that made the DeMatha win possible.

dematha_HS_0123DE Julius Combes – An outstanding job as a senior leader on the defensive line to shut down the Ryken run game. He finished the game with nine tackles.

 

 

SUN_0019-2014-2014RB Anthony McFarland – Broke off some incredible runs to finish the night with 253 yards, and it’s scary to think he had a 50 yard TD run called back.

 

 

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 8.53.21 AMPK Keegan Meyer – DeMatha soccer goalie Meyer joined the football team this fall as a place kicker and is off to a hot start. He was perfect on extra point attempts against Ryken, which was key in a tight, low-scoring game. Making extra points is crucial in WCAC play, emphasized by Ryken’s two misses in the game.

 

Players To Watch: DeMatha vs St. Mary’s Ryken

StagsDeMatha heads to Leonardtown tonight to face the St. Mary’s Ryken Knights, and head coach Elijah Brooks knows his Stags need to be ready to play if they want to get their first win of the season. Brooks broke down the strategy for us here, and Ryken will also be broadcastings their audio call of tonight’s game live. Click here to access that stream.

If you plan on traveling with the Stags to Southern Maryland, you better have tickets. Ryken has announced the game is SOLD OUT! But before the game starts, there are three players we are watching specifically tonight for the Stags. Let’s break it down:

Screen shot 2014-09-05 at 12.24.43 PM RB Anthony McFarland – McFarland is a speedster running back who already has a host of college offers. If he can get to the edge against the Knights, look out.

 

 

Screen shot 2014-09-05 at 12.28.44 PM FS Tyler Green – At 6’3″ and 195 lbs. Green is a big athlete roaming the DeMatha secondary with a nose for the football and generating big plays. Already committed to The Ohio State University, watch for Green’s ballhawking skills against Ryken.

 

DeMatha’s Brock Ruble Commits To Florida State

It doesn’t get any bigger than this: DeMatha star offensive lineman Brock Ruble officially commited to Florida State University. Ruble will join a Seminoles team that is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation and will play Auburn in this season’s National Championship game.

Screen shot 2013-12-13 at 2.57.55 PMRuble is a beast and he will have the opportunity to play among some of the best college players in the country, including Heisman Trophy hopeful Jameis Winston. Ruble selected FSU over N.C. State and Maryland among many other offers.

Incredibly, Ruble’s commitment makes nine players from the 2013 DeMatha WCAC title team to commit to a college football program next season. Additionally, Ruble marks the first ever DeMatha Stag to play football for the Seminoles. Click below for more pictures from Ruble’s announcement.

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Former Stags Win Big Ten, MAC Titles

At DeMatha, our success goes beyond winning conference titles and proving to be the best football team in our region. We want our young men to grow and succeed beyond our walls, as students and athletes.

So a hearty congrats goes to graduated Stag Darien Harris, now at Michigan State University, for winning the Big Ten Championship Game over Ohio State and his upcoming trip to Pasadena, Calif., for the Grandaddy Of Them All, the Rose Bowl to face Stanford.

Another big congrats goes to Ryan Burbrink, now at Bowling Green University, for taking down previously undefeated Northern Illinois in the MAC Championship Game and heading to the Little Ceasars Bowl in Detroit to face Pitt.

 

DeMatha’s JaWhaun Bentley Commits To Purdue University

9.19 BentleyIt’s been a great week at DeMatha, and the good news continued today when senior linebacker JaWhaun Bentley announced he will play college football next season at Purdue University.

Bentley is a two-time Washington Post First Team All-Met player who has led the team with his work ethic and practice efforts. Bentley was being recruited by Syracuse, Maryland and other schools before deciding on Purdue.

Expect much more on Bentley’s commitment and news on his new home in the Big Ten Conference. Boiler Up!

Taiwan Deal Named Maryland Player Of The Year (VIDEO)

IMG_7128A hearty DeMatha congratulations goes to Taiwan Deal, who was named the Gatorade Maryland Player of the year.

This season Deal rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns, and in his DeMatha career Deal ran for 3,117 yards and 41 TDs. Wow.

Next season, the 6’2″, 225 lbs. Deal will play running back for the University of Wisconsin. Deal marks the first DeMatha Stag to win Maryland Player of the Year since Bryce Bevill won the award in 1989. Bevill later played at Syracuse University

Watch DeMatha Stags head coach Elijah Brooks congratulate his senior running back with the Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year Award. Also appearing are Deal’s mother and Bevill.