Behind Kyle McCord's passing and a solid defensive effort, St. Joseph's Prep's captured its third straight PIAA District 12 Class 6A football title.

The Hawks struck for four first-half touchdowns and went on to beat the Vikings, 49-14, Saturday night at Northeast's Charlie Martin Memorial Stadium.

McCord, an up-and-coming sophomore with scholarship offers from the likes of Michigan and Penn State, tossed two TD passes in the first half and two in the second.

Northeast trailed by 28-7 at intermission, with its only tally coming on quarterback Charles Britt's 3-yard run,

McCord connected with wideout Marvin Harrison for scores of 9 and 13 yards in the first half. Halfbacks Marques Mason and Kolbe Burrell contributed TD runs of 7 and 3 yards, respectively.

McCord's 3-yard, third-quarter pass to fullback Cooper Kim upped the Prep's advantage to 35-7. The Vikings' responded with Britt's 70-yard TD pass over the middle to a wide-open Elijah Jeudy.

McCord's fourth TD pass, on a left-corner fade, was a 5-yarder to wideout Johnny Freeman.

Malik Cooper took over for McCord in the late going and and capped the scoring on a 4-yard keeper up the middle.

The Hawks (10-0) are tentatively scheduled to face District 11's Bethlehem Freedom (12-1) in a state quarterfinal at 1 p.m. Saturday back at Northeast. Freedom topped Emmaus, 49-17, on Saturday night.

The Vikings (7-4) will close their season against Public League Independence Division rival Central on Thanksgiving Day.

St. Joseph's Prep   14   14   14   7  –  49

Northeast               0     7     7    0-    14

SJP: Marvin Harrison 9 pass from Kyle McCord (Antonio Chadha kick)

SJP: Marques Mason 7 run (Chadha kick)

SJP: Kolbe Burrell 3 run (Chadha kick)

NE: Charles Britt 4 run (kick failed)

SJP: Harrison 13 pass from McCord (Chadha kick)

SJP: Cooper Kim 3 pass from McCord (Chadha kick)

NE: Elijah Jeudy 70 pass from Charles Britt (Britt run)

SJP: Johnny Freeman 5 pass from McCord (Chadha kick)

SJP: Malik Cooper 4 run (Chadha kick)