Story & Video by Bishop McNamara Campus Correspondent Andrew Feather
OLNEY, Md. (WUSA) — Following weeks with games in which neither team lived up to expectations, Bishop McNamara and Good Counsel looked more true to form in a defensive battle that was a lot closer than the 22-0 Falcon win indicated.
“We played hard on both sides of the ball and we limited our mistakes,” McNamara safety and wide receiver Milan Collins said. “In the end we just couldn’t get it done.”
A major roadblock that helped stop McNamara in its quest for an upset of the number 24 team in USA Today High School Sports’ Super 25 national rankings was junior running back Leo Ekwoge. Ekwoge fought through the game with a non-stop motor and filled in quite nicely for injured Clemson commit Dorian O’Daniel, finishing with 122 yards and accounting for all three of the Falcons’ touchdowns.
Ekwoge wasn’t overly happy with the performance that he and his teammates put on. “It felt good [to get the win] but it felt like we should have done better,” he said. “In the first quarter we were in the red zone at least three times and we really didn’t capitalize on it. I’m happy with the run game though.”
On the other side of the ball junior Biko Holloway had a fantastic game for the Mustangs racking up three sacks, eight tackles and four tackles for a loss.
“Defense played hard, offense played hard as well and I feel we are going to come out [from the game] stronger as a team,” Holloway said.
He also mentioned that even if O’Daniel was healthy enough to play that it wouldn’t have changed the team’s defensive style.
Next weekend both teams will be on the road with Good Counsel visiting St. John’s and McNamara traveling down to Arlington to face a resurgent Bishop O’Connell team.