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DeMatha beats Good Counsel, claims second straight WCAC Title


The 2014 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship game between DeMatha and Good Counsel was everything it was expected to be.

It was close, exciting, and had every fan on the edge of their seat. In the end DeMatha, proved that they best team in the WCAC as they beat Good Counsel, 24-20, and secured its second straight conference championship.

The Falcons got on the board first thanks to a 24-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Andres Castillo to Keon Paye. Good Counsel then increased its lead to 14-0 when sophomore running back Mohamed Ibrahim scored on a one-yard touchdown run.

DeMatha’s offense got it together and took over in the second quarter. DeMatha’s running back Khory Spruill ran into the end zone to cut the Falcons lead to 14-7. The Stags made it a 14-10 game after converting a field goal. DeMatha took its first lead of the game when sophomore quarterback Beau English threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Anthony McFarland.

Castillo scored on 10-yard touchdown run to put the Falcons up 20-17 in the third quarter. Stags offense countered with a quarterback sneak by English, which.

Defense defined most of the fourth quarter as both teams failed to score. In the last two minute of the game, Good Counsel had the football. On a 4th and 15, the Falcons decided to go for it. DeMatha’s defense pressured Castillo, and forced him to throw an incomplete pass.

When DeMatha got the football back, English took a knee. As the final seconds were ticking off the clock, the entire DeMatha Football team stormed the field in celebration of winning back to back titles.

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