Turnovers costly as La Salle falls to Prep
The Game of the Year (so far) turned out to be less than an artistic masterpiece, as the principals, La Salle High and St. Joseph’s Prep, combined to commit 12 turnovers.
But the Philadelphia Catholic League showdown also featured just as many thrills and momentum changes until Prep scored twice in the final quarter to pull out a 24-16 victory before a packed house-and-a-half at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.
Prep’s Chris Martin and Olamide Zaccheaus scored rushing touchdowns in the final 9:52 to pull out the win.
La Salle, which got an 80-yard interception return from Mike Eife to take a 7-3 halftime lead, saw that lead dissipate in the third quarter on a 51-yard interception return by Prep linebacker Todd Jones.
But the Explorers cashed in a pair of turnovers to get a 27-yard field goal from Ryan Winslow and a 29-yard scoring pass from quarterback Chris .ane to Jared Herrmann late in the third to take a 16-10 lead heading into the fateful fourth quarter.
The Prep remains unbeaten (6-0) while the Explorers slip to 6-1.