Want St. Joe’s Prep-La Salle updates? I’ll be there

Tonight, we are doing something we hardly, if ever, do.

The Daily Times is covering a high school game that doesn’t involve a Delco team.

Why? Well, this one is too big to ignore.

As everyone who follows local football would attest, La Salle and Prep are arguably the top two teams in Eastern Pa., and maybe the state.

Oh, and it helps that Prep and La Salle have players who reside in the county. For a list of Delco players on Prep, click here.

You can follow me on Twitter for game updates, @DTMattSmith

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Matt Smith is an award-winning local sports writer for the Delaware County Times. A Delco native, Matt's covered local, pro and college sports at the Delco Times since 2006. In 2013, he won a Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award for Best Sports Coverage. Follow him on Twitter @DTMattSmith

10 thoughts on “Want St. Joe’s Prep-La Salle updates? I’ll be there

    • We’re probably not going there, but if there were some head-scratching play calls, I’m sure Matt will allude to them in his game story.

  1. Eh, whatever. Calling them “the Prep” just sounds obnoxious, and as a journalistic style point, it’s wrong.
    I’ll stick to calling them St. Joe’s and the Hawks.

    • No prob by me. I just knew enough kids form the “the Prep” growing up who liked to make that point so I thought I’d have some fun with ya.

  2. So Matt, you were there. Did SJP mean to pooch the kickoff after they went up by 8 with 4 minutes left or was ti a bad kick?

    Crazy call if it was a planned pooch, but it worked as SJP got the ball back on their 50. I would have kicked it away and made LS go the distance as they needed a TD and 2 points to tie.

    Gotta think it was a bad kick, but I’ve seen crazier things.

    From what I could gather on the LIvestream (a bit blurry) it was a good game.

    And how good is Wood out gaining SJP by 100 yards with a freshman QB, yet giving the game away with 6 turnovers?

    • I was there and a very sloppy game. I have watched both teams numerous times and this was not a well played game. There had to be at least 10 turnovers , some crazy play calling and poor refereeing. # 33 for St. Joes was the best player on the field

      • That’s the thing about high school football.

        Even really good teams often don’t show. That makes it fun in regards to upsets and kids having a shot, but a bummer for such a marquee match-up.

    • That was a planned pooch, no question. THE Prep was going for the jugular at that point.

      It wasn’t a pretty game. It came down to whoever turned the ball over last won. Entertaining, but both teams left a lot to be desired.

      Call me nuts, but I think Ridley can hang with both teams. Neither is as strong as Wood last year, but again, both teams played sloppy ball.

      Ridley’s skill kids are on par with both teams, except for the Prep RB, who is out of this world talented. I heard whispers of “the next Kevin Jones,” which is insane praise. Only a sophomore.

      SJP’s linebackers are built like Terminators.

      Both SJP and LS lines are massive. Reminded me of a cage match between sumo wrestlers or something.

      • That’s been my impression. I saw LS play MP.

        Not so impressed with the skill positions. Very good, but not great. They just kill you in the trenches and control the line of scrimmage.

        If you made the lines even, I’d say Ridley, Springfield, EA, MP, Roman would be at the same level as LS and SJP.

        Having seen Ridley and LS both play, I don’t see Ridley staying with them due to the battle in the trenches.

        SJP and LS are at a whole other level due to their line play on both sides of the ball. Not so much better at skill positions.

        As for the Prep running back, I heard he is pretty good, but I can’t imagine him having the burst and speed of Kevin Jones. Did not appear to on Livestream last night, but also hard to tell from that. He may remind people of Jones, but truly having that unique talent at the level of Jones is another thing.

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