If No. 22 St. John’s (Washington, D.C.) is to win its first Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title since 1989, the path goes through Good Counsel (Olney, Md.) and DeMatha (Hyattsville, Md.).
Step 1 was completed Saturday when the Cadets dispatched Good Counsel 39-22 to set up next week’s matchup with the Stags, who are ranked No. 4 in the Super 25.
St. John’s (4-1) ran for 170 yards in the first half and led 23-7 while stifling Good Counsel’s usually prolific run game to 23 yards, according to The Washington Post.
Good Counsel cut the lead to 36-22 with four minutes left in the third quarter, but got no closer.
Keilan Robinson had three touchdowns and 142 yards for St. John’s.
Mohamed Ibrahim finished with 162 yards on 20 carries to lead the Good Counsel ground attack that got going in the second half.