Football

DeMatha senior OK after collapsing on field; Stags remain unbeaten

November 7, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — It is common for the DeMatha Catholic football team to say team prayers before and after games. Praying during a game, however, is uncommon. DeMatha senior offensive tackle Marcus Minor collapsed on the field late in the fourth quarter of the Stags’ 21-7 victory over Good [read more]

Top-ranked DeMatha plays rival on national TV Friday night

November 4, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — Despite having locked up the top seed in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs, the DeMatha football team won’t have trouble finding motivation to play well Friday night. The No. 1-ranked Stags (9-0, 5-0 WCAC) travel to Olney to face Good Counsel (6-3, 3-2) at [read more]

No. 1 DeMatha takes on No. 2 St. John’s

September 30, 2016

By Chris McManes — For local high school football fans, it doesn’t get much better than this: No. 2 St. John’s vs. No. 1 DeMatha. The winner gets the inside track on the top seed in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference playoffs. Game time is 7 p.m. tonight at Marvin F. Wilson in [read more]

DeMatha routs McDonogh, opens WCAC play tonight

September 23, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — It was billed as the battle for Maryland high school football supremacy. DeMatha entered the game on top of the Free State rankings. It came out the same way. The Stags improved to 4-0 on Sept. 16 with a 49-28 rout at McDonogh in Owings Mills. They begin Washington Catholic [read more]

DeMatha stays undefeated, heads North for ‘toughest game yet’

September 15, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — The DeMatha Catholic football team has won its first three games by an average of almost 33 points per game. The Stags might be hard-pressed to match that margin Friday night. DeMatha, ranked No. 1 in Maryland, travels to Owings Mills to face undefeated McDonogh at 7 p.m. The [read more]

DeMatha improves to 2-0 with 55-20 victory

September 6, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES — A phrase resonating once again within the DeMatha Catholic football program is “next man up.” After losing one of the top running backs in the nation to injury during the preseason, the Stags didn’t have to go far to find Khory Spruill. In DeMatha’s 55-20 romp over [read more]

DeMatha trounces Virginia power in football opener, 42-7

August 29, 2016

BY CHRIS MCMANES CHESAPEAKE, VA. — Following every DeMatha Catholic High School football game, Head Coach Elijah Brooks gathers his team on the field. The players take a knee. Assistant coaches are invited to address the young men. After Friday night’s season-opening 42-7 victory at Oscar [read more]
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