Blaming himself for the fumble-turned-safety play on Aquinas’ first offensive play, Brendan Douglas went back to work.
Despite trailing early, the Fighting Irish (7-2, 4-1 Region 7-A) rebounded against Washington-Wilkes to clinch a state playoff bid with a 39-21 victory. Douglas rushed for more than 250 yards, scoring four times and leading a 24-0 Aquinas run during the game.
Douglas’ longest run went 86 yards, when he got away from a would-be tackler. He charged by the defender as he rushed for almost 175 yards in the second half.
It was yet another impactful night for Douglas, who has rushed for 1,317 yards this year and also ranks first on the team in tackles (104).
With a No. 2 seed still possible, Aquinas visits Warren County tonight, with Douglas hoping to find more success as the state playoffs near.
“If we’re running it and they’re not stopping it, I don’t know why we’d stop,” Douglas said about the big game.