OLNEY – Good Counsel junior Latrele Palmer was unstoppable Thursday night against Northwest.
The 5-foot-11, 220-pound running back rushed for more than 100 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Falcons to a 58-21 victory over the Jaguars at Kline Stadium at Dancel Field.
Six different players scored for Good Counsel and the program registered the most points in the modern era while Northwest suffered its first loss of the season.
Good Counsel senior Tremayn Stott scored on a seven-yard run in the first quarter before Northwest countered with a 69-yard touchdown pass from Chris Craddock to AJ Woods on the ensuing possession.
However, Northwest failed to capitalize on the two-point conversion and trailed 7-6, with 6:30 remaining in the first quarter.
Craddock was sacked in the end zone for a safety and Palmer added a pair of touchdown runs to help Good Counsel take a 23-6 lead at halftime.
Good Counsel outscored Northwest in the second half, 35-15, thanks to a balanced offensive attack and a stout defensive effort by the Falcons.
Juwon Farri, Alphonso Foray, Norval Black and Isiah Williams tried to keep Northwest in the game, but Good Counsel’s talent proved to be too much for the Jaguars.
Good Counsel (4-1) plays host to Washington Catholic Athletic Conference rival St. John’s next week while Northwest (4-1) hosts Churchill at the Black Hole in Germantown.
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