The Good Counsel Falcons came into the game with a #10 USA Today rank nationally and expected to win the game.


Wes Brown
Good Counsel


Mike Maderas

Good Counsel

Mike plays offensive lineman and has a GPA is 4.1 with the majority of his junior and senior classes being AP & Honors Classes. After the past two football seasons, Mike has helped coach a youth basketball team. Next year Mike will attend the University of Maryland where he will study engineering and play football. This season, “Rivals of Maryland” has ranked Mike the #1 Offensive Lineman in the state.
Alex Grillo

St. Johns

Alex is a defensive back for St. John’s and carries a 4.48 GPA. He has received honor with distinction all four years of high school. He is a member of the National Honor Society, is a De La Salle Scholar, and has won the departmental award for science. He is a member of the wind ensemble in the orchestra and is Vice President of the student body.


Matt Dillon

Good Counsel

Matt was a member of St. John’s Class of 1969 and was instrumental in winning both a football and baseball championship for the Cadets. He helped lead the efforts in securing the conference championship his senior year. As a running back and defensive back he always made key contributions to the team. Unfortunately, earlier this year, Matt lost his most difficult battle ever when he succumbed to brain cancer. Since then St John’s has established an award in his honor to recognize the best two-sport athlete ever to play football for the Cadets. We honor Matt and his legacy tonight as he is inducted into the Great American Rivalry Hall of Fame. Accepting the award was Matt’s wife Linda and his two sons Chris and Jamie.
Akeem Hebron

St. Johns

Akeem graduated in 2005 and was the #1 ranked player in the state of Maryland with 131 tackles and 13 sacks as a linebacker for Good Counsel. He was first team All-State, All-Conference and All- Metro and was voted a USA Today Parade All American and Army All-American. He was also captain of the team. He went on to earn a scholarship for the University of Georgia and is currently the linebackers coach for Falcons.


However the Cadets of St. Johns had a different idea, and, by halftime had shocked the Falcons and had the lead 14-12. But MVP Wes Brown inspired the Falcons to return to their game in the second half. Brown ran for 183 yards and 20 carries to lead the team in the second half. A 3rd quarter goal line stand by the Falcon defense turned back the Cadets and was the turning point of the game, as the Falcons went on to victory.