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OVERVIEW

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.

SCHEDULE

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Result Score
vs.
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL)
St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) Away
vs.
Imhotep (PA)
Imhotep (PA) Away
vs.
Franklin High School
Franklin High School Away
vs.
Canada Prep Academy
PG Sports and Learning Complex
vs.
Friendship Collegiate Academy
Anacostia High School
vs.
Avalon School
PG Sports and Learning Complex
vs.
Gonzaga College High School
PG Sports and Learning Complex
vs.
Our Lady Of Good Counsel High School
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Away
vs.
St. John's College High School
PG Sports and Learning Complex
vs.
Bishop McNamara High School
Bishop McNamara High School Away

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