OLNEY – Good Counsel senior running back Mo Ibrahim scored three touchdowns against Bishop McNamara Friday, leading the host Falcons to a 43-0 shutout victory.
Ibrahim, the Falcons’ all-time leading scorer, said his team had a challenging first quarter when neither team scored.
However, in the second quarter, Good Counsel (5-2) racked up 16 points, including nine from defensive lineman Josh Paschal.
The senior put the Falcons on the board first with a safety and later on a 28-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Travis Nannen.
“It picked up very slow,” Ibrahim said. “After Josh got that safety, the tone changed.”
In between Paschal’s scores, Ibrahim scored his first rushing touchdown of the night.
Good Counsel stepped on the gas from the get-go in the third quarter when Tremayne Stott returning the opening kickoff 75 yards to pay dirt.
The Mustangs (3-5) threatened afterward and came close to scoring after two Good Counsel players picked up penalties for personal fouls, bringing the Mustangs within four yards of the goal line.
However, the Falcons held up their defense along the goal line and forced a turnover.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim ran in his second score of the night, this time from 14 yards out, and picked up one more touchdown on the ground in the fourth quarter before Good Counsel Head Coach Bob Milloy removed his team’s offensive starters.
Junior cornerback Micah McNeil put the exclamation point on the evening with a 37-yard pick-six for the margin-making final score.
Mustangs Head Coach Keith Goganious said his players knew the challenge they would face on the road in Olney against their Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rival.
“We knew we were going to be challenged (every) play,” Goganious said.
Good Counsel next hosts WCAC rival Gonzaga (5-1) Oct. 22 at 4 p.m.