It was eerily similar to last year as Rivals250 wide receiver Drew Gloster and Good Counsel faced DeMatha for the state championship. Last season the Falcons lost by one 30-29 to the Stags. This season the game was just as close as the 6-foot-2, 217-pounder helped lead Good Counsel to a touchdown in overtime, but witnessed their kicker miss an extra point and then DeMatha came back and scored a touchdown and an extra point to win. That's how Gloster's season ended yet again.
"I just wished it wouldn't have ended that way losing in the championship just like last year by one," he said. "I still have no regrets on the season and I feel I left it all out there on the field. I think we still had a good season and we were young."
For the year, Gloster finished with 33 receptions for 552 yards and six touchdowns.
"I was happy with my season as I finished being named first team all-conference," he said. "I feel I had a much bigger improvement this year from last as no one could stop me this season. I was also one of the captains on my team and I feel I lead the team every game and picked us up when times were tough."
A little bit has changed for Gloster on the recruiting front.
"I think I'm down to Virginia Tech and Maryland," he said. "Academically both of them have the major I'm looking for and my family can drive to either of them because Maryland is right up the road and Virginia Tech isn't too far either.
"I like Maryland specifically because they are on the rise and they'll be a good team in a couple years. I think they just need one individual to help them win a lot of games. I also like that they run a pro-style offense because if I'm lucky enough to go to the next level that would help me a lot. Finally, they've got Vernon Davis that's arguably the best tight end/h-back in the country. If he decides to go pro, that would open a spot for someone and I think that would be a great opportunity, if he decides to stay there is no one better to learn behind.
"I like Virginia Tech because they have a great team and they have Jeff King at tight end. He's a senior and they'll need someone to come in and stretch the field and make big plays. I feel there's a great chance to go in and make an instant impact. I also think Marcus Vick is a great passer and opens up a lot of things on offense."
Virginia Tech continues to lead for Gloster's services.
Gloster has officials scheduled with Virginia Tech December 2ndT, Georgia December 9th and Maryland December 16th. The No. 26 wide receiver in the country confirmed that Georgia is probably out of the hunt, but he'll still go on the official visit.
Gloster had been debating about scheduling an official to Miami as well, but decided not to.
"I was looking at Miami for the first week in January, but I've been going through the recruiting process for a while," he said. "I'd like to be making my decision sometime around Christmas to get it out of the way."