The stage is set for an electrifying showdown as the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series brings us a classic clash between two fierce competitors – Our Lady of Good Counsel and DeMatha Catholic. On October 13, 2023, the gridiron battle will unfold at the iconic Our Lady of Good Counsel Football Stadium, where 3,000 passionate fans will gather to witness this epic rivalry.

Since the inaugural game in 1958, these two powerhouses have locked horns, creating a rivalry that runs deep. The stakes are higher than ever, with both teams seeking redemption after a nail-biting encounter in the previous season. In the regular season, DeMatha dominated Good Counsel with an impressive 28-0 victory, only to face an unexpected defeat of 15-17 in the playoffs the following week. This unpredictability adds an extra layer of excitement to this year’s rivalry game.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The clash between Our Lady of Good Counsel and DeMatha Catholic has always been a fan favorite. This storied rivalry exemplifies the spirit of high school football and has produced unforgettable moments throughout the years.”

Our Lady of Good Counsel has emerged as a formidable force in recent times, becoming a top contender not only in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) but also in the state of Maryland. The Falcons are eager to showcase their dominance and prove themselves as a force to be reckoned with in this season’s rivalry game.

On the other hand, the DeMatha Catholic Stags are determined to reclaim their throne after last year’s playoff disappointment. Armed with passion and determination, they will leave no stone unturned in their quest for redemption.

As the two teams step onto the field, the crowd will be on the edge of their seats, knowing that every play, every yard gained or lost, could be the defining moment of the game.

The rivalry, the history, and the determination of these two teams will undoubtedly produce an unforgettable showdown. Under the bright lights of Our Lady of Good Counsel Football Stadium, one thing is certain – this will be a rivalry clash for the ages.

We Know Friday Nights.


Damarian Fowlkes
Our Lady of Good Counsel


Frankie Weaver

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Frankie has had the distinguished honor of serving as a two-time captain of our football team, showcasing exceptional leadership skills and dedication to the sport. But Frankie's contributions extend beyond the game. He is an active member of Campus Ministry, demonstrating a strong sense of faith and community involvement. Additionally, he is part of XBSS, further emphasizing his commitment to service and growth as a well-rounded individual. Frankie's academic achievements have earned him a spot in the esteemed National Honor Society, a testament to his dedication to excellence in the classroom. He currently plans to attend Monmouth University next fall.
Dhonte Jackson


Dhonte's commitment to excellence extends beyond the football field, as evidenced by his consistent presence on the Honor Roll, highlighting his dedication to scholastic achievement. In addition to academics, Dhonte is a talented musician, actively participating in the Music Department as part of the DeMatha concert band. Outside of school, he dedicates his time to his community, playing an active role in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Not only is Dhonte a team captain and a three-year starter, but he is also involved in food distribution efforts at his church, showcasing his compassionate and selfless nature. Looking towards the future, Dhonte plans to attend the College of William and Mary on a full football scholarship.


It was a cold and windy evening here in St Louis, Illinois but that wasn’t going to stop this action-packed game as the Mascoutah Indians took on the Waterloo Bulldogs at Alumni field this Friday for their rivalry series…and let me tell you, some dogs they were. Waterloo had complete control over the Indians all game as they opened with a 20-yard run by number 11 Koby Osterhage to take them up 7-0. Now remember that name because were coming back to him, Waterloo would then stop the Indian drive and waste no time getting into the endzone again to put them up 14-0 before the end of the first. The story would continue for the Bulldogs as they tack on another touchdown by yours truly Koby Osterhage making it a 21-0 game. But that wasn’t enough to satisfy the Bulldogs as they recover an onside kick giving them the ball and guess who they throw It to… you already know its Koby Osterhage as he catches a bomb thrown by Conrad Lindhorst for his third touchdown of the game making it 28-0 at the end of the half. In the second half the Indians would intercept a pass giving them the ball and throw bomb of their own downfield to give them their first points of the game making it 28-7. The Bulldogs would answer back by scoring again on their next drive to make it a 35-7 game, but the Indians would apply some more pressure scoring again making it 35-13 as the extra point was blocked by the Bulldogs. But 35 wasn’t good enough as the Bulldogs decided to score again and make it a 42-13 final ball game.