Good Counsel running back Dorian O'Daniel rushed for 334 yards in the Falcons' 45-24 win over Gonzaga.
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- After Saturday's 45-24 victory over Gonzaga, Good Counsel running back Dorian O'Daniel said:
"Coming into the game we knew we had to make a statement for the WCAC ... and that's what we did."
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O'Daniel, who also plays linebacker, made a serious statement of his own -- he's a versatile athlete. The senior rushed for 336 yards and scored four of Good Counsel's six touchdowns. His strategy is straightforward, O'Daniel trains for both positions.
The Falcons' first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) game of the season and subsequent win bumped their record to 4-1.
Good Counsel has a bye next week. Head coach Bob Milloy said the team will use the break to work on punt returns and kickoff coverage. They'll be focusing on the basics -- blocking and tackling.
"Our defense played great and Dorian played great, I'll take the win and enjoy it," said Milloy.
Last year, the Eagles (3-2) fell to the Falcons, 49-7, in regular season and 42-0 in the WCAC championship. Saturday's second-half rally on the legs of running backs Robbie Walker and Reggie Corbin just wasn't enough to overtake Good Counsel's first quarter lead and earn Gonzaga a W in the rivalry books.
Good Counsel will take on an undefeated DeMatha squad October 5 and Gonzaga will travel to McNamara.