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Garnet Valley’s Football Season Comes to a Close Against Saint Joe’s Prep

By: Jeremy Park

The Garnet Valley Jaguars’ incredible season finally came to an end last Saturday against Saint Joe’s Prep. It was a battle between the homegrown and the handpicked, and it finally took a private school to take down the Jags. 

Jack Westburg (15) and Luke Lassik (1) line up ahead of the snap / photographed by Jeremy Park @JeremyPark35

Both defenses made multiple stops to start the game, but Prep eventually got going to jump out to a 21-0 lead. The score was 35-7 at the half, and the game ended in a final score of 49-13. 

Ryan Saunders returns a punt in the third quarter / photographed by Jeremy Park @JeremyPark35

Sophomore Prep QB Samaj Jones had an amazing game, throwing for 3 touchdowns and running for 4. 

The Jags had some sparks on the night, including an absolute Moss over a Prep defender by Ndozi Okolo for a 39-yard touchdown and a 29-yard touchdown run by sophomore Trevor Saccomandi, showing that Garnet Valley is in good hands for the future. 

Luke Lassik and Max Busenkell run out together to the huddle / photographed by Jeremy Park @JeremyPark35
The best student section in Delco shows out in Christmas spirit / photographed by Tbone @trsmith926

Saint Joe’s will move on to the PIAA Class 6A State Championship against number one ranked Mt. Lebanon. 

Thank you Garnet Valley Football for an amazing season. 

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