Whenever Good Counsel football Coach Bob Milloy elects to hang up his whistle for good, he will do so as perhaps the most decorated contributor to Maryland high school football of all-time. Already a member of the Washington, D.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Maryland Football Coaches Hall of Fame, Milloy added to his legacy Saturday when he won his 400th game in the Falcons’ season-opening 23-21 victory over Mount St. Joseph in Baltimore.
This is the latest accomplishment during a coaching career that has now spanned more than 45 years. Milloy, a University of Maryland graduate, previously coached at Whitman, Springbrook and Sherwood before taking over at Good Counsel in 2001. He has won at every stop and became a legendary figure not just in Montgomery County, but throughout the state.
His first season at Whitman (1970) was the school’s first winning season. Over 17 years at Springbrook, the Blue Devils captured six state championships under Milloy. When he moved to Sherwood in 1991, the Warriors won consecutive state titles (1995-96). Since arriving at Good Counsel, he has turned the Falcons’ football team into a national entity, produced a slew of Division I college football prospects and won four straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championships from 2009-2012.
— Michael Cornejo (@MikeCornejo) September 3, 2016
According to High School Football America, Milloy currently ranks No. 18 on the national high school football coaches all-time wins list. The Maryland High School Football Foundation states that he has won more games than any high school coach in the state of Maryland. Ever.
Saturday’s victory was more tenuous than it first appeared. Good Counsel raced out to a 23-7 halftime lead against Mount St. Joseph after two touchdown passes by quarterback Travis Nannen and a scoring run by tailback Mohamed Ibrahim. But Mount St. Joseph stormed back in the second half and had a chance to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. A bad snap on fourth-and-one in Good Counsel territory ultimately allowed the Falcons to secure a historic result for their coach.
They face another test this Friday with a road game against Spalding.
Bob Milloy: It's looking like I'm in the 4th quarter of my [coaching] career. But I feel great and I'm having fun, so I'm gonna keep going."
— Michael Cornejo (@MikeCornejo) September 2, 2016
NUMBER CRUNCH: 0
Number of games that Maryland defensive back recruit Deon Jones will play at Potomac (Md.) this year. The Carroll transfer said Saturday following the Wolverines’ season-opening 24-8 loss to Oxon Hill that he recently underwent knee surgery and will miss the entire high school football campaign.
- RB Markus Vinson announced himself as a force on the area football scene with 270 rushing yards when No. 4 Damascus beat No. 8 Quince Orchard, 21-13, in the biggest Washington area football game of the weekend.
- WR Nick Conforti caught everything as Madison beat Oakton in the Vienna Inn Bowl Friday night.
- There was no stopping Vaughn Taylor and the Friendship Collegiate defense in a 30-6 win over Carroll in the DCSAA Pigskin Kickoff Classic.
- Glenelg pounded Oakland Mills in its Howard County season debut.
- Robinson’s run game got nasty in its rout of West Springfield to begin the season.
- Daniel George and Oxon Hill scored a decisive season-opening win over Potomac (Md.) in the Battle of Oxon Hill Saturday.
Here’s what that Damascus win over Quince Orchard looked like …
And here was the scene at the Vienna Inn Bowl …
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WHAT TO WATCH FOR: It’s Labor Day, so enjoy the lack of labor
Given the holiday, there’s not much on the Washington area high school sports docket Monday. Go enjoy this great weather while we’ve still got it. Here at AllMetSports, we’ll be hard at work. Check back later today for our new Top 20 poll for football as well as notebooks rounding up all the action from the first full week on the gridiron.