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Fri Nov 09
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48 at St. Mary's Ryken
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14 at St. John's College
Fernandez Stadium (SJC)
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43 at St. Mary's Ryken
Catholic University of America
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46 Gonzaga College
43 at DeMatha Catholic
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‘It wasn’t pretty at all,’ but No. 8 DeMatha beats No. 12 Friendship Collegiate

Senior DeMatha Quarterback Eric Najarian has the Stags offense moving in the right direction. (Picture from last season)
Senior DeMatha Quarterback Eric Najarian has the Stags offense moving in the right direction. (Picture from last season)

When DeMatha's Jermaine Johnson fumbled a punt return to start the fourth quarter, he was devastated. He clutched his helmet as he trotted to the sideline, shaking his head. The No. 8 Stags were up nine but susceptible to an upset by No. 12 Friendship Collegiate, which was taking over at DeMatha's 20-yard line because of his turnover.

"I just told myself it's all behind me and everything is for the best," Johnson said. "Make another play and don't drop the punt."

The DeMatha defense didn't allow a yard on the following possession, as Friendship turned the ball over on downs. On the ensuing drive, Johnson made up for his mistake. He took a bubble screen 50 yards, and DeMatha scored a few plays later and never looked back, escaping Saturday night with a 27-18 victory on the road.

 

Click HERE to read the rest of the article from The Washington Post.