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DeMatha Basketball Rolls Into The Holidays

December 24, 2017

Winter has finally come and we have all been anticipating another DeMatha Basketball campaign for a WCAC championship and national recognition.  In case you haven’t been paying attention, let’s catch up on the season ongoings with a video compilation from Marc Stern over there at YouTube holding down the DMV called Capitol Hoops.

This is our go-to website for highlights during the basketball season -as per usual, but if you are looking for live coverage of the games be sure to check out DeMatha Stags TV on the NFHS Network.  There are also replays of the games on demand so please support DeMatha Catholic High School for Boys student journalism and enjoy!  The DeMatha -Stags basketball team is currently undefeated (7-0) heading into the star-studded Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for their annual holiday tournament.

After all of those home victories, the Stags took all of that positive momentum on the road to Saint Johns College and the results were more or less the same.

Get the full DeMatha Stags basketball schedule right here on the team website.  Read about the latest over at Inside The Locker Room.  We will be sure to have more information on the Stags at a later date but you can already tell that DeMatha has some really good basketball players.

We’ll keep you posted here on The Chronicles of Six.  Go Stags!

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DeMatha Basketball 2017 Hype Video

December 6, 2017

We don’t know if you have been following but we are huge fans of DeMatha Catholic High School for Boys on this website.  Andre Jones, Class of 1987, is also a huge fan and his production company produced a video that should get you hype for the season opener in under an hour.  Check the #MadisonStreetHoops feeds on Twitter and Instagram in 2017.  We’ll get into all the rankings and player previews at a later date so watch the video.

We agree with Head Coach Mike Jones in that this is a team that the Coach Emeritus can be proud of.  DeMatha basketball makes us think of Morgan Wootten, also.  Both the old and the new coaches in Hyattsville have a knack for making student-athletes believers.  You can see for yourself that, once again, the Stags have a ton of talent with the right kind of leadership.  Watch the game for free on DM Stags TV because Neal Murphy and Sean O’Connor are broadcasting the opener.  (Linked below)  As usual, we will keep you posted here on The Chronicles of Six.

2017 Homer Football Wrap-Up

November 28, 2017

Sometimes promising seasons are cut down.  DeMatha football started out hot, but then suffered consecutive losses to league foes Gonzaga, Good Counsel, and Saint Johns College.  The Stags managed to beat Bishop McNamara and Archbishop Carroll to finish as the fourth playoff seed in the WCAC but they lost 14-17 to Saint John’s College in the first round.  We must admit that we were a little sad about the 6-5 overall record and a fourth place finish in the WCAC – until we remembered that we had another picture of Alexis Savage to post.

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Alexis Savage knows that hoops are on the horizon.

The Howard Bison football team also started hot when they registered a win at a UNLV and a close loss to Kent State, two FCS schools.  The University of Richmond put a chill on when they destroyed the Bison 68-21 in September.  Then North Carolina Central University left the normally potent offense frozen when they orchestrated a 13-7 victory in DC.  Howard (7-4) eventually finished second in the MEAC despite losing to Hampton University in what we like to call the Bourgeoisie Bowl and missed their sliver of an opportunity to play in the Celebration Bowl, instead.

All of that losing makes us sad.  Look people, studies have shown that the majority of teenage boys like modest pictures of extremely hot women so we’re really just providing a serviceable means of introduction here.  Let the Ooh La La’s of the Howard University Showtime Marching Band take you away from all of this.

We are better now.  Don’t give up on us!  We’re not going to let some silly football games get in the way of making some real progress on this blog.  We’re total homers for DeMatha Catholic High School for Boys and Howard University, here.   We’re never going to pretend to be anything else even if the analytics say that we should diversify for greater SEO appeal.  We aren’t in it for the short term game, are we?  We’re in this thing for the long haul.

For instance, don’t talk to us about how well your child reads at three-years-old.  Talk to us about how well your child reads at thirty.  That seems to be a better measurement of a job done well.  We are all about progress here on The Chronicles Of Six and both football teams are up to challenges ahead.  To lay some more smooth Black vernacular on you, DeMatha is certainly going to DeMatha.  Caylin Newton has three more years of eligibility at Howard University but he was already named the MEAC Rookie of the Year.

You know How It Goes Down…  We’re going to continue to keep you posted.

More American Loss: Twitter Moment

November 23, 2017

Remember Trump Victory & American Loss?  Well, this is what happens when the President of the United States of America is a major tool.  This collection of Twitter tweets is more than just a thread, it is more like a rope.  More American Loss doesn’t even get into the environmental concerns that we were harping on about a year ago but we threw in some more moral decay for you.

Well okay then.  A good aside note here would be to use Twitter responsibly.  Twitter can be a great news source if you can filter out the fakers.  We tend to stick with known news figures and reputable news sources here on The Chronicles Of Six.  Whether it is mainstream or alternative, Twitter can provide you with valuable and timely information.

DeMatha Hall of Fame: 2017 Edition

November 2, 2017

“There are 38,000 high schools in America but only one DeMatha.”

DeMatha Catholic High School for Boys held the 16th annual induction ceremony for the DeMatha Hall of Fame on October 29.  It probably goes without saying but as far as high schools go, being recognized by your peers at DeMatha has to rank among the most difficult because of the deep tradition of excellence.  Although some DeMatha alumni have broken new ground and achieved unimaginable heights in their respective areas, it is not uncommon for them to hold their accolades from Hyattsville in the highest esteem.  The DeMatha Hall of Fame event is always a night that you don’t want to miss and it has become a source of inspiration for students, alumni, and friends over the years.  In order to get a feel for what it is all about, here are the video highlights as compiled by Andre Jones.

There was a lot buzz from social media surrounding the event and we have selected some fine examples for your review.  Basketball Coach Emeritus and DeMatha Hall of Fame and The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member Morgan Wootten was on hand for the festivities with a few of his former students.  The LT Brendan Looney (SEAL) Convocation Center where the event was held houses the Kathy & Morgan Wooten Gymnasium and is already rich with DeMatha history in its own right.   It was the perfect setting to wax poetically and fondly recount the more lasting DeMatha memories with family.  Father Damian Anuszewski, O.SS.T., was the emcee and Principal Emeritus John Moylan was also in attendance, so we are certain that everyone was on their best behavior.

From Andre Jones Twitter.

Duane and Mike in 1991

In addition to the 1996 Hockey and the 2001 Lacrosse Teams, there were a number of individual honors: Garland Hawkins, Duane Simpkins, Kevin Davis, Paul Rabil, Mike Jones, Josh Wilson, and the first ever inductee from the Golf program Del Ponchock.  The highlighted and linked names appear as short articles in the DeMatha Stags community on Google+ so click away.

Former Assistant Principal William Clark was also inducted into the DeMatha Hall of Fame and Mike Johnson ’80 became the latest recipient of the Lou Amico Service Award.  Craig ’85 and Tim Gough ’78 were also named recipients of the St. Simon de Rojas Service Award at the ceremony.  Please check out the DeMatha website for an in-depth explanation of the awards and honorees.

The Chronicles of Six would like to congratulate all of the honorees from the 2017 DeMatha Hall of Fame ceremony.  We are hoping that the current faith-filled gentlemen and scholars at DeMatha will be inspired to similar greatness.  Go Stags!

[ Featured Image of Duane and Mike in 2017 from the Twitter account of Andre Jones. ]

Howard Bison Homecoming Win

October 25, 2017
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An aerial shot of the tailgating crowd from the Twitter account of Howard University President Wayne Frederick proves that homecoming is a premier event in Washington D.C.

On October 21 the Howard University Bison had their annual homecoming extravaganza but for the first time in four years, they managed to also celebrate on the football field.  The Morgan State University Bears fell to the Bison 39-14, in front of a sellout star-studded crowd, and the thrilling game was never really in doubt.

 

The unheralded heroes of the contest were the seniors that had to read articles on shade tree, janky websites like this one for not winning every homecoming game, every single time.  This is Black college (HBCU) football, after all.  Everybody loves it because Black College football is just down like that.  The brand of MEAC football is on the rise though, and lately, the Bison have been playing like it.  Howard leads the FCS Division 1 in several key categories in offense but it was the defense that eventually lived up to their potential by stopping the Morgan Bears.

Senior linebacker Devin Rollins was the leading tackler and he recapped his game experience with HBCU Gameday but the entire defense for the Bison was motivated.  Nobody wants to lose on homecoming, and certainly not for four years in a row.  The Howard Bison red zone defense came up with big turnovers time and again, making it look like it was routine.  #6 Bryan Cook, a freshman cornerback, had two interceptions by himself.  The Bears have had their own share of problems on offense, so the Bison are still going to be answering questions about if they can stop teams with more potency, but homecoming wins are more than just wins.

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A coach congratulates Howard quarterback Caylin Newton for going over 2000 yards for the season. [ Photo from the Twitter account of Coach Marion Brennan. ]

Caylin Newton is a standout true freshman quarterback.

The Black College Football Hall of Fame already has their eye on the Howard quarterback that stands out from the crowd. [ Photo from the Black College Football Hall of Fame Twitter account. ]

The added value comes from more than just beating your Baltimore neighbors in Greene Stadium, wedged in between the shadows of the famed and revered Cook and Drew HallsThe real prestige comes from the gratitude and adoration of the shining Black masses.  Indeed the entire city of Washington D.C. was at capacity for what has been a national event -no matter how the football team plays.  But this is one of those years when Howard University is actually holding the goods on the football field.  Caylin Newton broke a  20-yard rushing score with under two minutes to go in the first quarter to let all of the Bison sympathizers in the throngs know in short order.

The stalwart running back Anthony Philyaw (#7) went down with a shoulder injury in the course of play and didn’t have his best game.  Morgan State managed to tie the game in the second quarter, briefly, but the Bison never really looked back.   Caylin Newton would account for all four of the Bison offensive touchdowns on the afternoon and he just straight up confused the Bears.  (Freshman strong safety Aaron Walker had a scoop and score late in the fourth quarter.)  When Newton wasn’t juking his way on the ground he was throwing deep.  The phenomenal freshman quarterback had two scores on the ground and an equal amount through the air.

Howard University is officially in the Caylin Newtown era, now, and he has proved to be able to confound opposing teams.  The Bison faithful all love it because records are made to be broken -and Caylin already has one under his belt.  To say that he is a special player is already an understatement and we aren’t factoring in any of his family members into that announcement.  With the right protection and a good defensive effort, the Howard football team will always have better than a fighting chance with Caylin Newton under center.

Howard University Homecoming: Migration Edition

The Bison are adding to the herd.

 

Caylin Newton shredded the Morgan Bears defense in big chunks through the air by connecting on strikes of 58 yards and 75 yards for his passing touchdowns.  The Morgan Bears shouldn’t feel bad because Newton has done it to everybody this season, as he has already surpassed 2,000 Total Yards in his inaugural season.  The true freshman is also among the NCAA FCS leaders (#13 through October 21) in total offense, and he is the only one of that rookie classification within the top 30.  Howard University Football now leads the FCS in Passing Yards per Completion a feat that would have seemed impossible at this same date last year.

If you are late to this party, you need to stop hating and recognize that Caylin Newton has been more than a boon for the Bison and peep our proclamation.  We have purposefully overstated it in the past but we need to #ProtectCaylin at all costs because he is the future of Black College football.  The ESPN announcers broadcasting the play-by-play of the game only lamented the disappearance of the simmering crowd in the middle of the fourth quarter  (when Caylin Newton sat down) but we don’t always expect all them to really get it.  A win like this is a luxury the current students aren’t used to and they undoubtedly went to better position themselves for the festivities bubbling a block down Georgia Avenue.  Caylin Newton has proven to be the gift that keeps on giving by inspiring the recruiting efforts of Howard University and through his leadership on the field.

Head coach Mike London, and his son Michael W. London Jr., are rightfully optimistic.  The Bison (4-3) have bought into their #MissionPossible mantra and they’re heading down to South Carolina State on October 27 with a winning record.  The future is bright and that is worthy of some serious dap.  The Chronicles of Six hopes that everyone had a Happy Howard Homecoming and that you will continue to check our CP-time, bootleggin’ asses for updates and coverage.  Go Bison!

[Featured Image from the Twitter account of President Wayne Frederick, linked above.]

 

Saint Johns Beat DeMatha In Football

October 21, 2017

2017 will certainly be a year that goes down in Saint Johns College history if only for ending a very long streak of losing in football to DeMatha.  The Cadets finally managed to have a good day and bested the Stags on the gridiron 38-22 in front of their homecoming crowd on Military Road.

It isn’t hard to put this win into perspective for Saint Johns because no one on their current football roster was born the last time that they beat the Stags in 1994.  We announced some time ago that Cadets changed the football landscape and that the rivalry with the Stags was back.   With this win, Saint Johns will undoubtedly justify the drastic changes that they have undertaken but it probably still rings a little hallow.

DeMatha falls to 4-4 on the year, and 0-3 in the WCAC.  For the first time in a while, DeMatha is fighting to be the fourth-best team in a very competitive league.  Looking at the strength of schedules, DeMatha doesn’t have any significant wins at this point in the season and Saint Johns merely joined the ranks of Good Counsel and Gonzaga who also beat the Stags this year.  The loss to Saint Johns College was their third in a row in a season in which DeMatha has struggled against upper echelon football teams.

The defending WCAC champions are now fighting just to make the playoffs.  DeMatha needs two straight wins at Bishop McNamara (October 28) and Archbishop Carroll (November 4) in order to control their own destiny.  Nothing will come easy for the Stag squad this season because, by now, everybody smells blood.

There have been some bright spots for the DeMatha Stags football team.  Senior Judson Tallandier was named to the American Under-19 football squad.  Senior Kicker Jake Dolinger is showing why four-year Stags are still the most sought after student-athletes in NCAA recruiting after recording a notable score on the SAT.

Yet DeMatha finds themselves in an unfamiliar position because they are unable to dominate key aspects of football games against teams -like they have in years past.  Sacks and rushing touchdowns are both down in 2017.

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Stags are in unfamiliar territory.

The Big Four all have offensive and defensive lines that hover around the average weight of 300 lbs per player -and that makes for very tough sledding.

 

Once more the Stags are still trying to find their footing in a sport that isn’t very forgiving.  DeMatha has even tried changing quarterbacks to no avail: both Tyler Lenhart and Eric Najarian have notched two losses as the starter.  The ability to overcome injuries and distractions is also a huge part of football and the DeMatha Stags still aren’t totally out of contention yet.

If DeMatha can claim the fourth seed outright, there is still a chance to defend their title and win a fifth straight WCAC championship.  Can they come back unscathed from the verge of annihilation in 2017?  Stranger things have happened to the Stags so we will have to keep you posted.

[Featured Image: City of Ashton website]

 

Alexis Savage: Special Ginger Edition

October 12, 2017

There is something about this day that makes it deserving of special editions, and Alexis Savage is certainly exemplary of superlatives. We really just couldn’t help ourselves and we had to post a few photos of this beautiful, redhead, ginger lady because it is Friday the 13th.  We aren’t ashamed to say that we are completely infatuated with this Irish model, Alexis Savage. Gosh, she’s perfection. She is also from Dublin, Ireland which isn’t far from St. James Gate.

The American framer Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying that beer is proof that God love’s us but his direct quote was really about wine.  Anyway, Guinness has been around since 1759 so there is a good chance that Franklin (1706-1790) had direct knowledge of such things.  Non sequitur or not, we love Alexis Savage.  Teen Vogue knew what was up when they included her in their gallery for curly hair.  Take some time to appreciate the best.

Alexis Savage is the best model.

Did you know that the Guinness Storehouse is only a fifteen minute drive from the agency that Alexis Savage belongs to?  We hope our use of Google Maps isn’t creepy here.

Alexis Savage can put you in a happy place, and we could really use that right now.  The United States of America seems to be running a little short of fantastic statesmen, and half the world is on the brink of nuclear destruction.  Seriously, we refuse to even link to that bullshit now because we don’t want the devil to steal our joy.  When we discovered that Alexis Savage existed we knew that we had to return to our roots to spread the love.

We are doing everything that we can here to promote the media that the world needs to see.  Sure we are all over the place, but consider us a showcase of digital media that gets off the beaten path. Today is a very auspicious occasion at The Chronicles of Six.  Heightening our expectations for the day the greatest rap group of all time, the Wu Tang Clan, collectively launched studio release number 45.  The 9 member super group are the first of their kind but we will get back to the mathematics in a few.

While the Wu Tang Clan album The Saga Continues plays in the background we are reminded that our job is also to inspire you to look forward.  Even when there is no cause for optimism, we push the reset button for as long as it takes.  However we aren’t going to erase anything in our archives because how else could you gauge our progress?  We are committed bloggers here even if that means descending into debauchery and exposing our shortcomings. Seriously, check our disclaimer because nothing under our domain can be taken seriously.

Alexis Savage can do modeling in her sleep.

Alexis Savage can be found on the Fraser Models & Actors webpage and you should hire her.

Sure you might glean a few facts here and there, but the first chance that we get we are posting pictures of beautiful women.  The first obvious fact in this piece that you should already understand is that everybody needs to hire Alexis Savage.  You should put Alexis Savage in your advertising campaigns, on the cover of your magazine, and in your movie casts.  Put Alexis Savage on television.  Fuck it, give her a special or something.

Why must it be a secret?  We might not be safe for work because we are Alexis Savage and Wu Tang Clan fans.  We are still going to keep it fresh, nerdy, and digital.  We are right back where we started from, as far as the blog is concerned and we appreciate the folks that have pledged allegiance to this growing community.  It is astonishing to think that people come in so many different shapes and sizes and we are all still 99.9% alike. Genetically, the difference between any two people on the planet is miniscule compared to other species.

Alexis Savage is sitting on steps by Nicole Pagan.

“Don’t worry little brother, there are more.”  Alexis Savage by Nicole Pagan on Behance should get you through the Fall.

God is good.  Nature is awesome, right? The Wu Tang album is tight.  Also the DeMatha Stags play football tonight at the PG Sports & Learning Complex, so you know that I’ll be posting on that.  Things are coming together thanks to The Football Guys shedding light on the ennead and bringing it all the way back into our Wheelhouse.

Try not to overthink all of this.  You don’t have to be genius at math to know why it was important for us to keep rambling on and on to justify using all of these photos of Alexis Savage.  The math on the number nine has brought us the understanding that we can move forward through our digital roots.  Or to be precise, any natural number is multiplied by 9, and the digits of the answer are repeatedly added until it is just one digit, the sum will also be nine.  Peep how nine-lettered Alex Razor must be a model genius because he had an amazing video of Alexis Savage on his YouTube channel.

We are sitting pretty at 44,444 unique viewers here on The Chronicles of Six.  In our numerology, five-fours has an added significance to us and this is all cause to celebrate.  5/4 is also a fun time signature to play in music, but in this instance we believe it means a continuation.  Nines are upside down sixes.

[Featured Photo: Instagram/@lovecloudalexis]

2017 WCAC Football Preview: SNAFU

October 5, 2017

The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference is arguably the toughest high school sports association in the United States of America.

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The toughest conference in America.

The WCAC has been at the forefront of ushering in a new era of recruiting that has shifted the landscape of secondary education, and football is no exception.

 

The tale of the WCAC in football, and really all the sports played is a story of the best of teams and the worst of teams.  The conference known for producing nationally ranked basketball teams in the same season is unique in that all programs at least enjoy the privilege of greatness by association.  Unlike basketball, which has exhibited relative parity over the years, WCAC football programs are worlds apart.  The schism between schools that made the unwavering commitment to compete on a national level in football and those that didn’t clearly strained the organization more than the other sports.  The result was a lopsided mess military guys call a SNAFU: systems normal all fouled up.

DeMatha, Good Counsel, Saint John’s College, and Gonzaga would all make headlines with their football programs by notching clutch wins in national upsets.  The four schools with the biggest football traditions in the WCAC continued to prosper, and all of them could be seen on national broadcasts via ESPN over the last five years.  The WCAC schools in Virginia were the first to secede and they ultimately identified football as the cause.  Bishop Ireton, Paul VI, and then Bishop O’Connell decided that they couldn’t compete with the rising talent level that all of the exposure generated for the Big Four.  Archbishop Carroll, Bishop McNamara, and Saint Mary’s Ryken were equally unnerved by the massive arms race occurring in football but hung on despite taking a lot of lumps.

The WCAC was forced to reorganize and update the rules to accommodate a stronger commissioner.  Next year they will unveil a two-tiered football schedule and they have expanded to include The Heights School, which is already competing in soccer this year.  The conference will be unified in the sport of football again, but in this interim year get ready to see more of just how we got this way in the first place.  The Big Four will continue to dominate, sometimes shuffling win and losses between each other but with seldom a loss to the other WCAC members.  The 2017 WCAC football season has already begun with Gonzaga pummeling Bishop McNamara 38-0 on Eye Street with a freshman starting at quarterback.

There just aren’t too many schools that want to face that kind of ability to reload on a yearly basis and the Mustangs (0-5) deserve some sort of award for courage.  Deeper programs like Gonzaga keep attracting Division 1 caliber players because of examples set by alumni like Kevin Hogan in the NFL.  This is just one example but the Gonzaga Purple Eagles (5-1) are still fighting to break into their first WCAC championship game since 2011.  Gonzaga is clearly a playoff team.  The Eagles were even cut off from competing for the tiny DC “state title,” but they haven’t won a WCAC football championship since 2002.  Gonzaga is our pick to finish fourth this year but if they stay healthy they can give anyone problems, for a spell.

Our Lady of Good Counsel will also be challenged to sustain their glory on the gridiron in 2017.  The WCAC’s winningest football coach Bob Milloy retired in 2016, after only the second season since 2004 in which they didn’t appear in the championship game.  Replacing legends is never easy but the Falcons (4-1), again, looked within their program and picked a gamer in head coach Andy Stephanelli.  Good Counsel is still solid and they have shocked teams in the area that might have forgotten that the Falcons were league champions in football from 2009-2012.  Still, after facing what should be the top two teams in the WCAC in the ensuing fortnight we believe that home field advantage should be enough to rattle Gonzaga on October 27.

The Saint John’s College Cadets are proof that the transition to elite status in football can come at a steep price.  SJC suffers from an identity crisis and every season that goes by seems to make it worse because they certainly sacrificed the most and have the least to show for it.  The Cadets opted to go the full-on Moneyball route, but cash hasn’t proven to be a panacea so far.  Program alumnus and Under Armour founder Kevin Plank financed a complete overhaul that included an injection of transfers and two head coaches at one point.  The Cadets have been knocking on the door in recent years with a lot of notable wins, but none against the defending WCAC champions in the last quarter century.

SJC was supposed to be overwhelming the league with their unlimited resources, but they have underachieved in WCAC football and they have to look back to the old Metro conference for their last title in 1989.  Head coach Joe Casamento is trying to change all of that by unleashing the new and improved program on the top teams in the nation but the cracks in the plan have been obvious.  The Christian Brothers are probably wondering if a 2-2 record was worth these changes but they haven’t given up the lofty expectations that they have for their football program.  School missions aside, whether or not superstar transfers can manufacture enough team chemistry for a title is the question that has relegated the Cadets to second place of late, despite attaining a national ranking in USA Today earlier this season.

The four-time defending WCAC football champion DeMatha Stags have also had a lot to do with that.  Head coach Elijah Brooks is now unquestionably the best in the league and his players desperately want to add to this budding dynasty.  The Stags lost their opening game of the season but have reeled off four straight wins since then, two of them shutouts.  The DeMatha defense hasn’t given up a score in the second half of a football game since Bishop Gorman got the better of them in August.  DeMatha (4-1) will open WCAC play against a Gonzaga team that already has three shutouts under their belt on October 6.  It is safe to say that everyone is coming for the kings of the WCAC and SJC and Good Counsel are good tests for the Stags to improve their national ranking in USA Today.

It is a long way down from the top and the rest of the WCAC will just be searching for ways to get by in football in 2017.   The faces and names might be old news but the essence of the conference is probably going to remain the same for a little while.

With a league that routinely produces heavyweights, the WCAC will realize that they were wise to err on the side of caution and let some teams sit the football slugfest out.  What we have this year are six teams competing for the WCAC trophy in football and the rest will rejoin the league next year when the new rules take effect.  DeMatha, SJC, Good Counsel, Gonzaga, McNamara, and Carroll could finish in that order during this abbreviated 2017 football season. 

It is worth writing that basketball seems to be the honey that kept Bishop Ireton, Ryken, O’Connell, and Paul VI in the WCAC hive.  (Those teams will all play independent schedules in 2017, and they won’t be in contention for a title in football this year.)  The overall risk-reward for student-athletes is better in basketball and the notoriety of the league has made it a pipeline to Division 1 schools, and beyond.  Football is still trying to find a balance in the WCAC, but the shadow of a more formidable conference is still going to bash each other with everything they have in the meanwhile.  The only thing that could stop this show is if the culture changes and WCAC football is on the rise.

As per usual, the traditional rivalry games are worth experiencing live.  The oldest, continuous football game in the country between Gonzaga and Saint John’s is on November 4.  Bishop McNamara is hosted by Archbishop Carroll on October 7.  Good Counsel will try to pull off an upset against DeMatha on Friday, October 13 at the PG Sports & Learning Complex.  Then DeMatha will travel to Saint John’s on Military Road on October 21.

Did we forget to mention that DeMatha vs Gonzaga is October 6?  We hope that you tune into DM Stags TV to check this one out free of charge on the NFHS NetworkThe Big Four are all ranked in the top ten in The Washington Post, so everyone should remember.  Follow the #WCAC hashtag on Twitter if the #DeMatha (live) hashtag is too lit.  We have you covered here at The Chronicles of Six, so always check for updates in our Sports category!  Let us keep connecting you to the reputable sources.

DeMatha vs McDonogh: Maryland Sports Access Edition

September 16, 2017

DeMatha Crushes Gonzaga and Looks Ahead To Championship, National TitleKyle McFadden and Maryland Sports Access have some pretty good coverage of the DeMatha vs McDonogh football game.  DeMatha won the contest 17-14 and kept McDonogh out of the end zone in the second half, in an otherwise lackluster game for the Stags.  DeMatha improved to a record of 3-1 on the season but they are still in the processes of learning and fine-tuning.

The Maryland Terrapins were in attendance, and there may have been performance anxiety issues.  DeMatha football has emerged as an unofficial pipeline to the University of Maryland, and the Stag alumni helped coin the popular recruiting wave moniker, “The Movement.”  The Old Line State has made significant gains in the sport of football at the high school and college levels and recognition is still on the rise.

Stag football alums, now at MD, with Wendy at last night's game.

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The Free State, used to be called The Old Line State.

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As you can see I am not the only person that can cover the Stags.  In recent years DeMatha vs McDonogh has been one of those games that can determine who will be top dog in the state of Maryland, and it draws plenty of attention.  The University of Maryland definitely took notice when these two heavyweights from The Free State played each other because both teams produce top, Division 1 talent.  Anyway, click the link in the first paragraph to read Kyle McFadden’s article with better embedded Tweets.  As always, DMStagsTV provided a replayable broadcast for your enjoyment and you can follow all of the Stags home games there.  (Alumni teachers Sean O’Connor & Cory Puffett provided the play-by-play this week.)  Crabcakes and football!  This is what we do.

Friendship Collegiate Academy will travel to the DeMatha home field at the PG Sports and Learning Complex next week, September 22.   As usual, we are going to keep it digital and keep you posted here on The Chronicles of Six.  Go Stags!