St. Joseph's Prep features high-octane offense | Training camp preview

St. Joseph’s Prep’s Kolbe Burrell (24) celebrating his touchdown in last season’s PIAA Class 6A semifinal win over Coatesville with teammate Anthony Leneghan (45).

St. Joseph’s Prep

Coach: Gabe Infante (ninth year, 78-22).

Last year: 13-1 overall; 6-0 Catholic League; advanced to the PIAA Class 6A final before losing to District 7’s Pine-Richland, 41-21.

Offense: No-huddle spread.

Defense: 4-3.

Offensive starters returning: 8

Defensive starters returning: 3.

Camera icon TIM TAI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
St. Joseph’s Prep’s Marques Mason (13) celebrating with teammates after scoring a touchdown in a PIAA Class 6A quarterfinal playoff against Parkland last season.

Players to watch: Kolbe Burrell, RB; Marques Mason; RB; Anthony Cerrutti, OL; Kyle McCord, QB; Matt McGeary, OL-DL; Casey Stephenson; OL-DL; R.J. McKee, OL-DL, Anthony Leneghan, TE/DL; Zach Bouggess, DB; Myles Talley, DB; Liam Johnson, LB; Marvin Harrison, WR; Johnny Freeman, WR; Anthony Rightley, WR; Cooper Kim, LB; WR; Jeremiah Trotter Jr., LB; Jack Sutton, WR-P; Matt Lombardi, OL.

Quick facts: McCord, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound sophomore, has scholarship offers from Arizona, Baylor, Boston College, Michigan, Penn State, Syracuse, and North Carolina, among others. … Burrell, a junior who has been clocked at 4.4 seconds for the 40-yard dash, and senior Marques Mason combined to rush for more than 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns last season. … The Hawks have a solid receiving corps in Harrison, Freeman, Rightley, and Jack Sutton. Lehigh has offered Sutton, also a punter, a preferred walk-on spot. … Harrison, a sophomore who transferred from La Salle, has offers from Florida and Syracuse. … Bouggess, Talley, and Johnson are returning defensive starters. … Lombardi, a 6-foot-7, 265 pound junior, is expected to join an experienced offensive line … The Prep, which was ranked No. 18 in the USA Today’s preseason Super 25, will open the season against No. 9 St. Frances Academy (Md.) at the University of Maryland on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.