OLNEY – DeMatha Head Coach Elijah Brooks called the Stags’ 21-7 road victory over Good Counsel on national television Friday night at Kline Stadium a “glorified scrimmage.”
After all, the two teams will meet again next weekend in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs.
DeMatha senior quarterback Beau English ran for three touchdowns to lead DeMatha to the win Friday and helped the Stags finish the regular season unbeaten at 10-0.
DeMatha’s defense kept Good Counsel (6-4) out of the end zone for four quarters; the Falcons’ lone touchdown came in the third quarter when senior linebacker Jalen Lea scooped up a DeMatha fumble and raced 39 yards for the score with 7:39 remaining in the period.
“It was good that our defense performed the way that they performed,” said Brooks.
Good Counsel junior two-way standout Tremayn Stott shined on special teams, returning a punt 52 yards in the fourth quarter.
Stott also had a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown nullified by a penalty in the first quarter.
“I knew I had to make a play for my team and try to win,” said Stott.
On a somber note, paramedics carted DeMatha senior offensive lineman Marcus Minor off the field and took him to Montgomery General Hospital late in the game.
Minor, a Maryland commit, fell to an injury on English’s one-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left in the fourth quarter.
“Marcus is going to be okay,” Brooks told the team in the postgame huddle.