Turnovers costly as La Salle falls to Prep

Glenside News - - OPINION - By Den­nis C. Way

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.

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