Eagle fans had much to cheer about this past weekend as both the girls and boys soccer teams brought home championship crowns and the football team beat rival Gilman in their 104th contest.
The fun began on Friday afternoon, November 1, with the festive Spirit Parade through campus and the ear-splitting pep rally in the R-L Center. On Saturday afternoon, the stands in John McDonogh Stadium were filled with fans decked out in orange and black cheering for the 9-0 football team. The Eagles ended the afternoon on top with a score of 45-6 over the Greyhounds. In a postgame huddle on the field, Gilman Headmaster Henry Smyth presented the Price Memorial Trophy to McDonogh’s Head of School Dave Farace ’87. Both leaders complimented the players on the high level of sportsmanship exhibited throughout the game. The Eagles’ season continues with the MIAA playoffs on Friday, November 8.
On Saturday evening, the girls soccer team traveled to CCBC-Essex to face Archbishop Spalding in the IAAM A Conference finals—a rematch of the previous year. After a scoreless first half, the Eagles went on to defeat Spalding 3-1 and win the 2019 IAAM A Conference championship! It is the girls’ fourth straight league title and the seventh in eight years. Read the Sun’s coverage here.
McDonogh fans returned to the field at CCBC-Essex on Sunday, November 3, to watch the boys soccer team take aim at the MIAA A Conference title against the Friars of Archbishop Curley. It was also a chance to bring home a history-making third straight MIAA A Conference title. The Eagles battled it out and were victorious with a final score of 3-2! Read more in the Baltimore Sun.
Congratulations to all the teams and their coaches on their performances; and thank you to all the fans who came out to cheer them on to victory.