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St. Joe's Prep claims Catholic League title - as it happened

EJ Smith, Staff Writer

Updated: Friday, November 10, 2017, 9:55 PM

Coach Gabe Infante, left, and Casey Stephenson, right, celebrate St. Joseph's Prep 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017.

St. Joe’s Prep claimed the Catholic League Class 6A championship and is headed to the PIAA District 12 Class 6A championship against the winner of Northeast vs. Central tomorrow.

Marquez McCray of St. Joseph's Prep avids Garrett Zobel of La Salle as he runs for a gain in the 1st half in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Devon Smith, bottom, of La Salle breaks up a pass to Johnny Freeman of St. Joseph's Prep in the 2nd quarter of the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Quarterback Isaiah Jones, left, of La Salle is sacked by Phil O'Connor of St. Joseph's Prep in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Isaiah Jones, center, of La Salle avoids Jake Feehery, left, and Liam Johnosn of St. Joseph's Prep in the 1st quarter in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Isaiah Jones, left, La Salle dives for yardage against St. Joseph's Prep in the 1st quarter in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Quarterback Marquez McCray, left, of St. Joseph's Prep avoids Connor Curran of La Salle as he runs for a gain in the 4th quarter of the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Owen Pighini, right, of La Salle nearly intercepts a pass intended for Brandon Sanders of St. Joseph's Prep in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Marquez McCray, center, of St. Joseph's Prep is upended but Garrett Zobel of La Salle in the 2nd quarter of the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. McCray was able to get the first down first. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Daniel Karrash, left, of La Salle has his punt partially blocked by Nelson-Mandella Mensah of St. Joseph's Prep in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Isaiah Jones, left, of La Salle is tackled by Phil O'Connor of St. Joseph's Prep after Jones ran for a gain in the 4th quarter of the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Head Coach Gabe Infante of St. Joseph's Prep celebrates after a first down late in the 4th quarter that insured their 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
St. Joseph's Prep players cvelebrate their 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. Quarterback Marquez McCray is leaping left. Cooper Kim is center. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Head Coach Gabe Infante, left, and Casey Stephenson, right, celebrate St. Joseph's Prep 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Head Coach Gabe Infante, right, celebrates St. Joseph's Prep 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Head Coach Gabe Infante, right, celebrates St. Joseph's Prep 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Head Coach Gabe Infante celebrates St. Joseph's Prep 17-3 victory over La Salle in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
La Salle players, including Liam Trainer, center, are comforted after their 17-3 loss to St. Joseph's Prep in the Catholic League 6A championship on Nov. 10, 2017. CHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer
Photo Gallery: St. Joseph's Prep 17, La Salle 3

The Prep used a second-half surge to beat the Explorers, 17-3.

The Hawks coasted past La Salle, 35-14, in the first matchup. The Explorers’ quarterback Danny Solecki is questionable after missing last week with an injury, he was a first-team all-Catholic League Red Division pick.Without Solecki, Isaiah Jones will stay under center.

Here’s a look back on the history of the Catholic League rivalry through the years.

We're about an hour away from kick. Who ya got? @SJPrep_Sports @SJPrepFootball @SJPrepFootball or @LaSalle_Sports

EJ Smith, Staff Writer

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