DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) took an early 21-0 lead and went on to its third consecutive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship with a 48-17 victory against Good Counsel (Olney, Md.).
It is the 10th time in the last 12 years that the two teams have faced off for the title.
Lorenzo Harrison ran for three touchdowns and the defense posted two other scores for No. 15 DeMatha (11-1).
Harrison, whose 19-yard TD run in the second quarter gave DeMatha a 21-0 lead, scored on a 72-yard run on the second play of the second half to increase the Stags’ lead to 28-9.
Good Counsel trimmed the lead to 28-17 late in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Mohamed Ibrahim and a two-point conversion. But DeMatha answered as 295-pound Austin Fontaine made an interception and rumbled 12 yards to give DeMatha a 35-17 lead.
Harrison’s 68-yard TD run and a 44-yard TD run by Kobe Boyd closed the scoring and capped the victory.