This week's winner of the NBC10 "Game of the Week," is Cardinal O'Hara versus LaSalle College High School.
O'Hara and LaSalle will face off for a night game this Friday at O'Hara's Lions Stadium at 7 p.m.
A total of 22,365 votes were cast in this week’s poll. The O'Hara/LaSalle game won with 45-percent of the votes. The Timber Creek at Camden Catholic game came close in second with 37-percent and Hammonton at Holy Spirit finished third with 18-percent of the votes.
O'Hara goes into Friday night's game with hopes of turning around its 0-2 record. So far this season, the team has suffered two 10-point plus losses, one to Archbishop Ryan, the other to Academy Park.
Last fall, O'Hara began with a 3-1 record, but later lost four of their last six games, finishing with a 5-5 record for the 2012 season.
Danny Algeo, who is in his 10th season as head coach at O'Hara, says that in order for his team to earn a better record this season, they’ll have to be more consistent on the field.
“Basically, we’ve gotta play better. We’ve not played very professionally,” Algeo said. “Offense was pretty good last week, obviously we threw the ball and scored a fair amount of points, but we turned the ball over six times. So, I’d say with improving and with more consistent play, the wins will come.”
So what should we expect in Friday’s game against Lasalle?
Algeo is hopeful that his team will come away with the win, but says he expects Lasalle to put up a tough fight.
“They’re very good offensively, they’re pretty balanced between the run and the pass; they throw the ball well, they run the ball well. So we’ve got our work cut out for us,” Algeo said. “I think the big thing is we’ve gotta be able to throw the ball, take power of the clock, and for us to have any chance to win, we’ve gotta keep their offense off of the field. We’re prepared to win. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen.”
As for the team’s long term goals, Algeo says O’Hara has its eyes on the championship.
“Obviously we want to be playing in November, at playoff time, earning a chance for the championship,” he said. “That’s always the goal.”
The "Game of the Week" is chosen exclusively by viewers through online voting. The winning game is announced on the news every Wednesday and the matchup will receive extended post-game coverage on NBC10 News Fridays at 11 p.m. as well as on our brand-new show "NBC10 High School Blitz" which airs on Saturdays at 7 p.m.
Voting for Week 4's "Game of the Week" is already underway. Early this afternoon, the Ridley/Springfield game was in the lead with 87-percent of the votes. Abington/Council Rock North trailed in second with a mere 9-percent of the votes, and Moorestown/Delsea held third place with 4-percent.
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