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.
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