Good Counsel weathered a season-opening loss in Las Vegas and pulled out three wins by four points or fewer in finishing as The Post’s No. 1 team for the fourth consecutive season, a feat no Washington area high school football team has accomplished in recent decades, if ever.
The fact that there were so many narrow victories over highly regarded teams made the final No. 1 ranking all the more satisfying to Good Counsel Coach Bob Milloy, whose team won its fourth straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title.
Seneca Valley finished No. 1 for three consecutive years, from 1997-99, sharing the top spot with Robinson in 1997.
“Just to win your own league four years in a row is special,” Milloy said, “but to be ranked No. 1 out of 250-some schools and to do that wire-to-wire [three] years, that’s not easy to do.”
The Falcons (11-1) opened the season with a 27-22 loss at Bishop Gorman (Nev.), a team that later won a fourth consecutive Division I state title and as of last week was ranked No. 10 in USA Today, one spot ahead of Good Counsel.