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.
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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.
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Haddon Township's Regan Dougherty has broken her own single-season field hockey scoring record in each of the last three years.
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Before J'Wan Steward found daylight on a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown, the game was dull.
Central's girls' tennis team claimed its 53rd straight win.
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.
After playing just one game in the last 27 days, the top-ranked Chargers return to action Friday night to begin their drive toward a possible third straight South Jersey sectional title.