2019 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference high school football schedules

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Last year was an outstanding year for the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference with four teams finishing in the High School Football America 100 national rankings — St. John’s College High School at No. 6, Gonzaga at No. 14, DeMatha at No. 36 and Good Counsel at No. 58. All four played a high-octane non-league schedule in addition to its regular go-round that ends with the top four teams going at it again in the WCAC playoffs.

Related: 2018 Final HSFA 100

How tough is the WCAC gauntlet?

Last year, St. John’s wrapped-up the regular season title on November 11th by beating Gonzaga 34-17. A week later, Gonzaga got revenge with a 24-14 win in the semis. The Eagles then won the championship game with a heart-stopping, Hail Mary 46-43 win over DeMatha. During the regular season, DeMatha beat Gonzaga in triple-overtime.

2018 WCAC Capital Division Standings

St. John’s College HS Cadets(4-0)(9-1)
DeMatha Stags(3-1)(8-3)
Good Counsel Falcons(2-2)(6-4)
Gonzaga Eagles(1-3)(9-3)
Bishop McNamara Mustangs(0-4)(3-7)

Once again, in 2019, the league’s elite will be playing a top-flight out-of-state schedule.

And, how’s this spanning the globe? Defending regular season champ St. John’s will play teams from California, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Texas. In addition to the teams from D.C., DeMatha plays teams from California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Related: 2018 Maryland Top 10

Related: 2018 DC Top 5

Below are the schedules. We’re still waiting for Bishop McNamara’s non-league schedule.

Bishop McNamara Mustangs

August 31 – Eastern (Washington, DC)

September 7 – Riverdale Baptist (Maryland)

September 14 – St. Mary Ryken (Maryland)

September 21 – @Trinity Episcopal (Virginia)

October 4 – @Paul VI (Virginia)

October 12 – St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)*

October 26 – @Gonzaga (Washington, DC)

November 2 – Good Counsel (Maryland)*

November 8 – @DeMatha (Maryland)*

DeMatha Stags

August 24 – @St. John Bosco (California)

August 30 – Imhotep Charter (Pennsylvania)

September 13 – Avalon (Maryland)

September 21 – St. Ignatius (Ohio)

September 27 – Life Christian (Virginia)

October 4 – Friendship Collegiate (Washington, DC)

October 19 – @Gonzaga (Washington, DC)*

October 25 – Good Counsel (Maryland)*

November 2 – @St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)*

November 8 – Bishop McNamara (Maryland)*

Gonzaga Eagles

August 30 – American Heritage (Plantation, Florida)

September 6 – @Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey)

September 14 – Georgetown Prep (Maryland)

September 20 – Avalon (Maryland)

September 27 – Plant (Florida)

October 4 – Leesburg (Florida)

October 11 – @Good Counsel (Maryland)*

October 19 – DeMatha (Maryland)*

October 26 – Bishop McNamara (Maryland)*

November 9 – @St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)*

Good Counsel Falcons

August 30 – Charlotte Catholic (North Carolina)

September 7 – @Mount St. Joseph (Maryland)

September 13 – @St. John Bosco (California)

September 20 – @Archbishop Spalding (Maryland)

September 27 – Friendship Collegiate (Washington, DC)

October 4 – St. Mary’s Ryken (Maryland)

October 11 – Gonzaga (Washington, DC)

October 18 – St. John’s College HS (Washington, DC)*

October 25 – @DeMatha (Maryland)*

November 2 – @Bishop McNamara (Maryland)*

St. John’s College HS Cadets

August 24 – Southridge (Florida)

August 31 – Deerfield Beach (Florida)

September 6 – St. Joseph’s Prep (Pennsylvania) at Rutgers University (New Jersey)

September 14 – @Duncanville (Texas)

September 21 – IMG Academy (Florida)

September 27 – Mater Dei (California)

October 12 – @Bishop McNamara (Maryland)*

October 18 – @Good Counsel (Maryland)*

November 2 – DeMatha (Maryland)*

November 9 – Gonzaga (Washington, DC)*

*WCAC games

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.