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Varsity Football

Record: 5-1
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When DeMatha fielded its first ever football team in October 1949, very few people could have predicted the success the program would later enjoy. But those first teams were a competitive bunch led by Coach Jim Curran, a Notre Dame alum.However, it wasn’t until Morgan Wootten became football coach in 1956 that DeMatha started setting the bar high for future success.

Under Wootten and then later, Bill McGregor, DeMatha won 20 conference championships, and the program is now regarded as one of the best in the nation.

Elijah Brooks ’02 is currently the Head Coach, and played for both Wootten and McGregor. Coach Brooks clearly understands DeMatha’s storied tradition and the past few championship teams under his leadership is proof that he is firmly established.

What exactly makes up that tradition? Virtually every season, at least 10 or more seniors on the varsity football team have received scholarships to college. Each fall, the school is recognized as having among the highest number of alumni play in the National Football League, and generally, year in and year out, DeMatha is in the hunt for a conference championship. Since the playoff format was established in 1991, DeMatha has made the playoffs each season and has missed out on the championship game just twice during that time. It is a wonderful legacy of success that Coach Brooks and his staff will continue for years to come.


Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) Away Loss 0-38
Imhotep (PA)
Germantown Supersite (PA) Win 27-8
Franklin High School
Franklin High School Away Win 27-14
Friendship Collegiate Academy
Anacostia High School Win 27-18
Avalon School
PG Sports and Learning Complex Win 53-6
Gonzaga College High School
PG Sports and Learning Complex Win 27-21
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Away
St. John's College High School
PG Sports and Learning Complex
Bishop McNamara High School
Bishop McNamara High School Away


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