Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:13 AM
Published on: Thursday, October 17, 2013
By Brandy L. Simms
Bryan Strittmatter, who began the 2013 campaign as Good Counsel’s starting quarterback, has left the Olney private school and enrolled at Churchill.
In fact, the junior quarterback and kicker played in Churchill’s 6-3 loss to Gaithersburg last week and booted the 32-yard field goal that accounted for the Bulldogs only points against the Trojans.
At Good Counsel, Strittmatter was replaced at quarterback by sophomore Andres Castillo in the Falcons’ 30-20 loss to Gonzaga on September 20 and played sparingly thereafter.
In six games at quarterback for Good Counsel, Strittmatter completed 22 of 50 passes for 360 yards and seven touchdowns. He also threw two interceptions.
The Strittmatter family has a long-standing history in Montgomery County high school football. John Strittmatter, Bryan’s father, played quarterback at Springbrook under then-head coach Bob Milloy in the early 1980’s. Bryan’s younger brother, Sean, a sophomore, has been Churchill’s starting quarterback since this season began.
The Strittmatter brothers are now competing against each other for the starting quarterback position at Churchill which makes for an interesting dynamic.
“It’s my first time but I’m certainly looking forward to it,” said Churchill head coach Joe Allen, who was a college teammate of John Strittmatter at Salisbury in the 1980’s. “They’re two great kids and they have a unique knowledge of the game. Both of them have different talents that they bring to the team that I feel will definitely make us a better team.”