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Good Counsel upended by St. John’s 31-6


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Frustration. Good Counsel kicker Stephen Marlo fumbles the snap, but gets off the punt in a frustrating loss for Good Counsel. They fell 31-6 to St. John's. Photo by Jacqui South.

Frustration. Good Counsel kicker Stephen Marlo fumbles the snap, but gets off the punt in a frustrating loss for Good Counsel. They fell 31-6 to St. John's. Photo by Jacqui South.

Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

OLNEY – Good Counsel simply had no answer for St. John’s quarterback Will Ulmer.

The Maryland-bound senior engineered the Cadets’ 31-6 road victory Friday over Good Counsel at Kline Stadium.

Ulmer rushed for a game-high 127 yards on 15 carries and scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter and running back Omar Garcia added a pair of touchdown runs to help lead the Cadets to victory.

The win marked St. John’s first victory over Good Counsel in six years.

For Ulmer, the victory also marked the first time in his high school career that he had beaten Good Counsel.

“It’s huge, man,” said Ulmer. “This is a big stage right here. We just came out, balled out [and] did what we do.”

Ulmer’s 45-yard run on the game’s opening possession set up the Cadets’ first score, a one-yard touchdown run by Omar Garcia.

However, Good Counsel responded later in the quarter, scoring on Chris Dawson’s one-yard run with 3:19 remaining in the period. The Falcons missed the extra point and trailed, 7-6.

Ulmer drove the Cadets into Good Counsel territory and kicker Joe Giglio booted a 47-yard field goal to give St. John’s a 10-6 lead with 10:42 left in the second quarter.

After the intermission, the St. John’s offense scored twenty-one unanswered points on three touchdowns and the Cadets’ defense pitched a shutout en route to the win.

“It’s been since 2007 since we beat Good Counsel,” said St. John’s senior cornerback Omar Truitt, an Iowa recruit who registered two interceptions against Good Counsel. “We watched that game yesterday and it feels good to get this win, man. We’re building the program back up. It feels good.”

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