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OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES No. 72 IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS BY MAXPREPS | Schools

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OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES No. 72 IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS BY MAXPREPS
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL HIGH SCHOOL FINISHES  No. 72 IN NATIONAL FOOTBALL RANKINGS BY MAXPREPS

OLNEY, Md., Jan. 4, 2011 -- The Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football team has finished No. 72 nationally for the 2010 season. The announcement was made by MaxPreps, a California-based company that ranks more than 15,000 high school varsity football teams.

            Our Lady of Good Counsel (10-2) avenged a 31-28 loss to DeMatha during the regular season with a 42-3 thrashing on Nov. 21, 2010 to win its second straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. Good Counsel is one of 50 schools being honored on the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. The school was honored for the 2009 season when the team finished 11-1 and was ranked 51st nationally.

            "On behalf of MaxPreps, I would like to congratulate Coach Milloy and the Our Lady of Good Counsel High School football team on an outstanding season," said President Andy Beal. "MaxPreps is once again honored to partner with the Army National Guard in saluting 50 of the top high school football teams in America. With the Army National Guard's continued support, the Tour of Champions has become one of the most recognizable awards programs in the country."

            "To be honored by the Army National Guard and MaxPreps and being number one in the state of Maryland...it doesn't get any better than this," said an elated Good Counsel head football coach Bob Milloy, who completed his 10th season.

            Senior quarterback Zack Dancel passed for 1,338 yards and 18 touchdowns and ran for 438 yards and 10 more scores out of the Falcons' multiple-I spread offense. Junior running back Wes Brown, who broke his leg in the first game of the season, ran for 608 yards over five games and scored nine TDs. Sophomore Dorian O'Daniel (564 yards, eight TDs) and junior Stefon Diggs (485 yards, six TDs) picked up the slack while Brown was sidelined. Diggs was also the team's leading receiver with 43 receptions for 815 yards and 15 tallies.

            Senior linebackers Vince Croce and Mike Jefferson were stellar performers in the Oklahoma 5-2 defensive alignment. Croce made 83 ½ total tackles, including 7 ½ for losses and recorded one quarterback sack. Jefferson made 92 stops and intercepted four passes.  Sophomore safety Kirk Garner picked off three passes and was in on 62 tackles for the Falcons. Diggs led the team with five picks.

            Maryland SSG Ricardo Morales presented Coach Milloy and the team with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy during an assembly Tuesday morning.

            "The Army National Guard understands the commitment and dedication of individuals who form a winning team," said Lieutenant Colonel William Dones, Army National Guard Bureau. "This season the Army National Guard is thrilled to honor nationally-ranked football teams across the country during the MaxPreps Tour of Champions. We look forward to celebrating the determination of student-athletes who have worked together to become champions."

MaxPreps uses a sophisticated computer program, known as the Freeman Rankings, to determine team rank for the Tour of Champions. The system utilizes the huge number of game results stored in the MaxPreps database. Generally, the more a team wins the higher the ranking, but the system takes into account quality wins (against other highly ranked opponents), margin of victory, and strength of schedule. Playoff games are weighed 2.1 times a regular season game.

 

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About Army National Guard

With more than 370 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In the Guard, you get the training from us, serve in your own community, and enhance your marketability for the higher paying jobs. We provide our members with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top of paid training in all of our career fields. The Army National Guard has career opportunities in every state and U.S. territory, more than 3,600 training locations, and more than 350,000 members.