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 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.”

 

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.

 

DeMatha Finishes Preseason, Prepares for Archbishop Wood (PA)

DMWFWith students heading back to school and the regular season on the horizon, summer is officially over. Now marks the beginning of the 2014 WCAC season, and the Stags look to defend their title after a dominant run in 2013. DeMatha closed out the preseason with a scrimmage against Westfield High School of Virgina last weekend and we caught up with Coach Elijah Brooks following the game.

We finished the preseason on a high note with our annual scrimmage vs. Westfield. Our line play was solid on both sides of the ball. Offensive standouts included running back Lorenzo Harrison, running back Anthony McFarland and wide receiver and team captain Tino Ellis. Defensively we definitely took steps in the right direction. Tackling was much improved and we saw big plays made by defensive tackle Julius Combes and linebacker Jaylen Brown.
We are looking forward to a great week of practice in preparation for our opener against Pennsylvania state power Archbishop Wood. They are a veteran team that is very physical and well coached. On the road we have to limit our mistakes or a team like Wood will capitalize every time. Without a doubt we have our work cut out for us but we will be up for the challenge! Go Stags!

Check out some pictures from the Westfield scrimmage below:

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Ruble, Deal, Phillips and Bentley Lead 22 Stags With WCAC Honors

After marching to an undefeated record in the Washington Area Catholic Conference, everyone knew DeMatha had a talented squad. The folks who decide on the All-Conference teams clearly agreed, giving WCAC honors to more than 20 Stags!

Selected as First Team All-WCAC are a list of names that college recruiters from across the country know: offensive lineman Brock Ruble, running back Taiwan Deal (Wisconsin), wide receiver Cameron Phillips (Virginia Tech) and linebacker JaWhaun Bentley.

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More Stags talent showed up on the Second Team All-WCAC list, like Wisconsin bound WR Chris Jones. Also making Second Team All-WCAC: defensive lineman Devante Fox, running back Lorenzo Harrison, linebacker Dale Matthews Jr, defensive backs Jarriel Jordan and Jamal Robinson, tight end Spencer Kleinrichert and return specialist Greyson Torain.

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Week 11 Players of the Week

DeMatha put together a strong team effort to beat Carroll 27-6 and finish an undefeated run through the WCAC regular season. The team knows it will need to be even stronger when it faces Good Counsel in the first round of the playoffs.

Though the team is focused on the Falcons and a WCAC title, Stags Head Coach Elijah Brooks wanted to highlight the player of three players from the Carroll win.

dematha_HS_0044Offensive Player of the Week: Running back No. 20 Anthony McFarland – 18 carries, 204 yards, 3 TDs

Making his first start as a freshman, Anthony had a phenomenal day. As he continues to get better, it’s clear the sky is the limit for him.

 

dematha_HS_0123Defensive Player of the Week: Defensive tackle No. 56 Julius Combes – 5 tackles, 2 TFL

Julius’ role and responsibility is to anchor his area and free up our linebackers to make plays. He might not light up the stat sheet, but he has been doing his job the last couple weeks.

dematha_HS_0077Special Teams Player of the Week: No. 32 Jaire George

Jaire never left field against Carroll! He started at fullback and played every snap for special teams. Says a lot about his versatility and the trust we have in him as a player.