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!!

Bye Week Blitz: DeMatha In Strong Position For Stretch Run

As everybody gets ready to celebrate Halloween, let’s take a quick look at the DeMatha football team eight weeks into the year. The Stags get the weekend off to rest before the closing weeks of the WCAC season. Below are the current WCAC standings, with DeMatha firmly in second place and in good positioning for the playoffs.

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Some more interesting reading during the bye weekend, check out this DC Sports Fan profile of possible WCAC MVPs. Notice that both DeMatha running back Anthony McFarland and quarterback Beau English land on the list. An excerpt on McFarland:

With power, speed, and elusive quickness in his repertoire, the young sophomore has taken the WCAC by storm this year. His 1034 yards leads the conference.

And if you’re looking for a bit of fun, check out this pic of former Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George striking a famous pose in the locker room with the Stags after the big win over Gonzaga.

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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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Week 8 Players of the Week: DeMatha 70, McNamara 32

After such a big win, DeMatha head coach Elijah Brooks has a tough time narrowing down the list of players that deserve individual honors. Knowing how well the entire team played, Brooks still wanted to honor the following players:

Lee Hunter

JP Urquidez

Elijah Johnson

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Victor Oluwatimi

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Terrance Davis

Terrance Davis

Marcus Minor

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Reiley Bartine

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The Offensive Line: JP Urquidez, Elijah Johnson, Victor Oluwatimi, Terrance Davis, Marcus Minor, Reiley Bartine

 

 

 

 

Brooks: “You can’t score 63 points and over 650 yards of total offense without a dominant performance from the guys upfront. They controlled the line of scrimmage all night.”

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RB Anthony McFarland – 324 yards of total offense, 4 touchdowns. Brooks: “Ant is a threat to score from anywhere on the field and he showed it against McNamara.”

 

 

 

 

Seun Oluwatimi

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Defense: DL Seun Oluwatimi- 9 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 Sack. Brooks: “Seun has been really been playing well the past couple weeks, he really set the tone on the defensive line this week.”

 

 

 

CONGRATS TO ALL OF OUR STAGS PLAYERS OF THE WEEK!!

Week 6 Preview: DeMatha @ Good Counsel

In the last decade, the matchups between Good Counsel and DeMatha have played a huge part in deciding the champs of the Washington Catholic Area Conference. This year, some predicted the Falcons and Stags would slide back to the WCAC pack, opening the door for St. Johns and Gonzaga to take the title. Last week, Good Counsel and DeMatha showed different.

Screen shot 2014-09-27 at 11.41.20 AMDeMatha beat St. Johns 21-14 in overtime, and Good Counsel took down previous No. 1 ranked Gonzaga. Thus, the significance of Friday night’s Stags-Falcons showdown just got that much bigger.

There are stars on both sides of the ball for both teams. The Stags have playmaking talent like QB Beau English, RB Anthony McFarland and WR Darryl Turner Jr, not to mention power players on the defensive line and at linebacker. Good Counsel has a stout defense and a great running back in Jonathan Lee.

“We have to make sure we contain, especially because they have very fast running backs,” Good Counsel senior defensive end Darius Fullwood told the Washington Post. 

DMDefenseDeMatha vs Good Counsel with first place in the WCAC on the line. Just the way it should be.

Go Stags!

Week 5 Preview: DeMatha vs St. Johns

StagsAfter one of the more legendary seasons in the storied conference’s history last year, DeMatha finally gets the chance to defend their Washington Catholic Area Conference title Friday night against St. Johns. The Stags and the Cadets waged two tough battles last season, including the WCAC championship game, with both ending in DeMatha’s favor.

In fact, DeMatha comes into this game with a 19 year win streak. You read that right: 19 years. But this season, for the first time in some time, St. Johns comes in as the favorite. In the Washington Post ranks, the Cadets rank No. 4 while DeMatha comes in at No. 14. St. Johns is also undefeated so far this year while DeMatha has dropped two games to Pennsylvania powerhouses.

Screen shot 2014-09-16 at 12.33.47 PMStags head coach Elijah Brooks knows how tough it will be to beat St. Johns.

“The St. John’s front four is so fast and explosive and their secondary has some ballhawks, so we’re really going to have to minimize our mistakes,” Brooks told The Post. “We’re starting to get more comfortable as a unit and beginning to hit our stride. But if we’re playing behind the chains because of penalties or turnovers, we’re not going to have much of a shot.”

What Brooks also knows, and the WCAC will likely learn, is that even though DeMatha lost a lot of talent from its 2013 title team, the cupboard is still loaded. Sophomore running back Anthony McFarland is a game-changer, receivers Tino Ellis and Daryl Turner Jr. will make plays in space, and the DeMatha defense tackled better in their last game, a win against Eastern Christian Academy, than they have all season.

Screen shot 2014-09-26 at 8.58.08 AMSt. Johns has plenty of talent too. Running back Omar Garcia hits holes hard behind an experienced offensive line, and WR Scotty Washington recently committed to play at Wake Forest next season. It will take a complete effort from the Stags to slow down the Cadets.

All eyes will be on DeMatha tonight, just the way the Stags like it. The fall weather has arrived, and with it, WCAC football.

Week 4 Recaps: DeMatha Rolls Over Eastern Christian 47-26

StagsDeMatha hit the road again last Friday to take on one of the better teams in the state of Maryland. The result? A romp for the Stags! DeMatha jumped on top of Eastern Christian Academy early, taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and didn’t let up until the final whistle, winning 47-26.

A look at some stats from the game:

  • QB Beau English completed 8 of 14 passes for 160 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • RB Gavin Lavat rushed for an astounding 278 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • RB Anthony McFarland ran for more than 100 yards and 1 touchdown
  • WR Tino Ellis brought in more than 100 yards receiving and 1 touchdown