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November 21, 2011

Good Counsel Coach Bob Milloy casually watched the video Saturday night of the top-ranked Falcons’ 42-0 thumping of Gonzaga in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship game, but had yet to break down any individual performance. Still, after Good Counsel claimed its third consecutive league title, Milloy was sure there were plenty of standout contributions.

Stefon Diggs scored on a 70-yard run on the game’s first play. Wes Brown rushed for 157 yards and three touchdowns. Dorian O’Daniel rushed for 99 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, lineman Kyle Snyder had tackles for loss on consecutive plays. Linebackers Marcel Ngachie and Darien Carr consistently made plays. Lineman Roderick Chungong batted down a pair of passes in one series.

“Gee whiz, they all played well on both sides of the ball,” Milloy said. “All week long, it seemed like the defense had 13 guys out there. … Offensively, everything worked [in practice]. We didn’t have to repeat things. It was like it all came together last Monday. We were completely healthy, we didn’t have anybody hurt.”

Milloy thought that season-opening victories over Manatee, Fla. (24-17 in overtime) and Gilman (26-21) helped the Falcons prepare for the rest of the season. He already has had an inquiry about putting together a high-profile game for next season on ESPN.

“It would be nice to take a nice trip or [a team] could come here like the Florida team,” Milloy said. “I like to do stuff like that, I really do. We had a great experience in California [in 2009] and a great experience in Cincinnati [in 2010]. You play somebody good like that, you do the best you can. If they beat you, they beat you. It’s not the end of the world. I do believe by playing really good teams, you get better.”

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