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.

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.
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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.