ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WUSA) -- The Good Counsel Falcons (12-0) claimed their third straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) title on Saturday with a 42-0 victory against Gonzaga. The win completed the Falcons' perfect season and further solidifies Good Counsel's reputation as one of the most elite football programs in the region.
The championship game, hosted at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, was never once in question. Electrifying wide receiver Stefon Diggs scored on a 70-yard end around on the game's opening play. The senior has offers from over twenty colleges, including Auburn, Florida and Alabama. Many believe we will see Diggs on an NFL field one day.
"This may be my last time wearing this number one uniform," said Diggs with a smile. "But I'm going to buy this jersey to hang up. I have other goals though so this obviously isn't the end."
Head Coach Bob Milloy indicated the Falcons have seven different formations specifically designed for getting Diggs the ball in space. At cornerback, the undecided recruit also stripped and recovered the football from Gonzaga receiver Devin Butler after a 49-yard completion.
As great as Diggs was, the running back tandem of senior Wes Brown (157 yards, 3 TDs) and Dorian O'Daniel (99 yards, 2 TDs) looked more like high-speed trains than high school athletes. Running over and around purple Gonzaga jerseys was a constant theme by the pair of 200 pounders.
"People call us the first or second best team in school history," stated Brown. "Whatever they say, I am happy with it."
Good Counsel finished the afternoon with a modest 378 total yards and five takeaways.
Gonzaga prided themselves on being a second half team. Just last week, the Eagles swooped in from nowhere to defeat DeMatha on a two point conversion in overtime. But going into the locker room down 35-0, with several turnovers and serious tackling problems had to be disheartening for the finalists.
"You have to give Gonzaga credit. We have a very, very talented team. I admire Gonzaga because they didn't quit or give up and they play hard," said coach Milloy.
"But our guys, man I tell you, they are one of the top teams I've coached in 50 years."
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