The Hawks, ranked No. 1 by the Inquirer, were uncharacteristically sluggish in the early going but ultimately held off the No. 2 Explorers in convincing fashion.
Here is a look back at Friday's Catholic League powers clash.
Senior kicker Mike Bilodeau made a 35-yard field goal in overtime in the dramatic ending to a WJFL Colonial clash of teams ranked in the Top 15 in South Jersey.
WATCH: Jeremiah Trotter Jr. comes up with huge play for St. Joseph's Prep in the Hawks win against La Salle
The senior made a 35-yard field goal in overtime to lift his team to a 17-14 victory in a battle of undefeated teams.
South Jersey football highlights.
Haddon Township's Regan Dougherty has broken her own single-season field hockey scoring record in each of the last three years.
Recapping the top games from another football Friday in Southeastern Pa.
Before J'Wan Steward found daylight on a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown, the game was dull.
Overbrook senior Moriba Perry, who broke Will Fuller's receiving-yardage record, is the choice.
First place in the Catholic League Red Division will be on the line Friday night at Widener,
St. Joseph's Prep has a 49-36-5 advantage on La Salle in the overall head-to-head series between the Catholic League rivals.
Fifth-ranked Coatesville (7-1) faces No. 4 Downingtown East (8-0) in a Ches-Mont League National Division clash on Friday night.
The senior two-way linemen have led the Bulldogs to a 5-0 record despite injuries and disruptions created by a reconstruction project at the school.