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St Joseph Prep- Cardinal O’Hara Preview

Written by: on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008. Follow Willie McGonigle on Twitter.


St. Joseph Prep 5-2 overall (2-1) at Cardinal O’Hara 7-0 (3-1)

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School 6 pm Friday October 17, 2008


Head Coaches

St Joseph Prep Gil Brooks 16th season at Prep 150-50-2

Cardinal O’Hara Dan Algeo 5th season at O’Hara 29-18-0

This is a pivotal matchup which will go along ways in deciding seeding for the Philadelphia Catholic League 4A playoffs which are schedule to start November 7th. The Hawks are coming off a 51-23 defeat of Cheltenham while the Lions are coming defeating the Raiders of Archbishop Ryan 28-22 in Overtime.

Offensively the Hawks are led by Srs. Mike Yeager and Mark Giubilato. Yeager has rushed for 767 yards on 116 carries. Giubilato who’s in his first season as the starter and already is committed to Temple has thrown for 579 on 31 completions and 3 touchdowns. Penn State committee Mark Arcidiacono. Defensive the Hawks are led by LB Mike Pereira. Freshman Skyler Mornhinweg leads the Hawks with three interceptions. Mornhinweg is the son of Philadelphia Eagles Asst. head coach/ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

The Lions come in being led by their SR. QB Tom Savage. Savage who’s committed to Rutgers and has been selected to play in the US Army All American game has thrown for 996 yards on 67 completions and 9 touchdowns this season. Sr. Billy Morgon leads the receiving core for the Lions. Morgon has caught 15 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns this season. Srs. Evan Higgins, Anthony McCloskey along with Sophomore Adam Dempsey lead the Lions rushing attack that will be without Junior standout Corey Brown who will miss his 3rd straight game with an injury. Brown rushed for 565 yards 56 carries and 8 touchdowns before his injury. Defensively the Lions are led up front by Srs. Dennis Mushrush, Chris Nolan and junior Matt Williams. The trio has been giving opponents fits all season wrong. McCloskey and Sr Nate Oropollo anchor the LB core for the Lions who will to defeat the Hawks for the first time since 2004 when they clipped the Hawks 14-13 in the Red Division Championship

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3 Responses to “St Joseph Prep- Cardinal O’Hara Preview”

  1. SgtLewski says:

    good luck with that will i can’t even get one ..they are like gold .

  2. Willie McGonigle says:

    Mr. Lewandowski
    Can you see if coach fluck can get me parking pass for Saturday night since ill becovering the game

  3. SgtLewski says:

    Heard Higgins is out for this game and O’Hara is down to having Morgan in the backfield. That takes away from him playing wideout.