Once Again in 2023, St. Joe’s Prep Football’s Influence Is Felt at Every Level.

It’s really hard to execute football dominance year over year.

Unless of course you are historic St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia.

Once again, the St. Joe’s Prep Football Team has completed an outstanding season at 11–1 and has entered the PIAA Playoffs. Yesterday, The Prep outscored Central Bucks South 49–0.

Last Saturday, a last minute interception by Michigan sealed the win but could not diminish another outstanding performance by one of college football’s best wide receivers in Marvin Harrison Jr. and quarterback Kyle McCord. Earlier in the 4th quarter, McCord found Harrison for a 14-year score.

Harrison finished with 118 yards and a touchdown and 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns, and McCord finished with two touchdowns and 272 yards in the air completing him with over 3,100 yards and 24 touchdowns.

Both went to The Prep.

Photo Courtesy of Philadelphiaeagles.com

On Sunday afternoon, on the rain soaked tundra of Lincoln Financial Field during the third quarter, D’Andre Swift (another prominent Prep graduate) is beginning to enforce his will on the Bills defense for over 80 yards rushing.

Jalen Hurts sprinted out of the pocket, threw up his hand to direct traffic and found Olamide Zaccheaus in the back of the end zone for a 34-yard touchdown.

Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com

If you’ve played against the Clemson Tigers this season, you may have been hit by linebacker Jeremiah Trotter Jr. Yup, the Axe Man has a son and he’s really good. He’s also a St. Joe’s Prep graduate too. Trotter would make a great addition to the Eagles (move over Shaquille Leonard.)

Jeremiah, Jr. has 54 solo tackles, 5.5 quarterback sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and two interceptions all in 2023 as Clemson prepares to take on USC in the 2023 Holiday Bowl.

Photo Courtesy of NBC10.com.

Last month after a win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Swift and Zaccheaus visited their alma mater and the St. Joe’s Prep Football Team. NFL Championship caliber talent spending time with the current team. It doesn’t get any better.

Today’s St. Joe’s Prep Football Program dates back to 1898 and shares the success of the 1920s and 1930s when they won nine Catholic League Championships under Coach “Ank” Scanlon.

Swift and Zaccheaus are joining St. Joe’s graduates making an impact on professional and collegiate teams across the country for a program with seven 6A PIAA State Championships in recent Pennsylvania High School Football dominance.

Next week –  let’s make it eight.

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