Saturday, November 17, 2012
Montini 40, JCA 37: Joe Borsellino scored three second-half touchdowns as the Broncos rallied to overtake the Hilltoppers Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Joliet.
Breaking It Down: Joe Borsellino didn’t have Ty Isaac-like numbers. Borsellino did have the one thing Isaac wanted most—the ‘W’ that went with Montini’s scintillating 40-37 victory over Joliet Catholic Academy in the Class 5A football semifinals Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Joliet. Borsellino scored three second-half touchdowns as the Broncos overcame deficits of 21-7 and 31-14. He converted on a fourth-and-2 play from the JCA 17 with 55 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Two plays later, he scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 1-yard lunge with 30.8 remaining. JCA took over and moved the ball to the Montini 43 before its last-ditch drive stalled following three straight incompletions. One of Craig Slowik's passes during the series was …
Hilltoppers take on powerhouse Montini in Class 5A semifinal matchup.
To get back to Champaign, Joliet Catholic Academy's football team will go back to the drawing board against a familar foe. JCA (8-4) takes on Lombard Montini (10-2) at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Class 5A semifinal game at Memorial Stadium in Joliet. When the two last met, Montini came out the winner, 70-45, in a shootout for the 5A state title last November. JCA's Ty Isaac rushed for 515 yards and scored six touchdowns—but it was all for naught. Isaac's status for Saturday's rematch is uncertain. He aggravated a groin injury in JCA's 21-20 overtime victory over Lincoln-Way West. Montini advanced with a 42-27 victory over Woodstock Marian Central. The winner moves on to play in the Class 5A state championship game at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
In the video, which was posted on YouTube, Isaac jokes about his teammates having fun laughing at all of the SC Trojans gear he now wears.
Joliet Catholic Academy star football player Ty Isaac did an interview with ESPN's Chantel Jennings about signing to play next year for the Southern California Trojans. Isaac is No. 70 on ESPN's list of the top 150 high school football players in the country. JCA faces Lombard Montini this coming weekend in the Class 5A semifinals. JCA plays host to Lombard Montini in the Class 5A semifinals on Nov. 16-17. Check out this video, which the sports station posted on YouTube Wednesday. DON'T MISS THE LATEST JOLIET NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Joliet Catholic Academy 21, Lincoln-Way West 20 (OT): Zach Rezin and J.B. Butler teamed up to stop the Warriors' Justin Keuch inches short on a potential game-winning two-point conversion run on the final play in Saturday's thriller in New Lenox.
Breaking It Down: When Ty Isaac exited with an injury in the fourth quarter, Joliet Catholic Academy turned to Michael Ivlow and its defense to stave off Lincoln-Way West 21-20 in an overtime thriller in the Class 5A football quarterfinals Saturday in New Lenox. Ivlow scored on a 1-yard run. Brian Bravo kicked the extra point and JCA led 21-14. Lincoln-Way West’s Javier Montalvo cut the margin to 20-20 on a 10-yard touchdown run. The Warriors elected to go for two points and the win. Justin Keuch was stopped inches short on a quarterback read-option play by JCA’s Zach Rezin and J.B. Butler. Isaac rushed for 180 yards on 20 carries before he was sidelined with a reoccurring groin injury. He scored on runs of 7 and 92 yards to give JCA a 14-…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Joliet Catholic Academy 42, Tinley Park 21: Michael Ivlow was one of two backs to eclipse the 100-yard rushing barrier as the Hilltoppers knocked out the Titans Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Joliet.
Breaking It Down: Michael Ivlow watched his father’s team drop an emotional decision in an IHSA football playoff game on Friday night. He was determined not to let the family suffer through an 0-for-2 weekend. Ivlow showed his determination by rushing for 103 yards on 12 carries and scoring the final touchdown in Joliet Catholic Academy’s 42-21 victory over Tinley Park on Saturday afternoon in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs at Joliet’s Memorial Stadium. His performance followed on the heels of Bolingbrook’s 44-33 loss to Neuqua Valley in a Class 8A thriller on Friday night. Bolingbrook is coached by his father John. Michael was one of two backs to eclipse the 100-yard rushing barrier as JCA showed off all of its weapons for the …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Joliet Catholic Academy 31, Carmel 24 (OT): Ty Isaac rushed for 229 yards and scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner, as the Hilltoppers stopped the Corsairs on Friday night at ATI Field.
Breaking It Down: Ty Isaac, running at three-quarters speed, is still better than most backs running full-steam ahead. Isaac, the USC recruit who has been plagued by injuries, rushed for a game-high 229 yards and scored three touchdowns in Joliet Catholic Academy’s 31-24 victory over Carmel at ATI Field Friday night in Joliet. Included was a 5-yard TD run in overtime that snapped a 24-24 deadlock. The Hilltoppers then turned to their defense to come up with a stop and Zack Jackovich delivered. He intercepted a fourth-and-24 pass thrown by the Corsairs’ Nick Grandolfo at the goal line. Grandolfo’s 1-yard scoring run with 30.6 seconds left in regulation sent the game into overtime. The interception was Jackovich’s fifth of the year and …
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Friday, August 24, 2012
Chad Weaver steps to the forefront after others go down in Providence Catholic's 40-34 victory over Joliet Catholic in a nationally televised shootout on Friday night in New Lenox.
Breaking It Down: No, it’s not true that the game ball went to the last man standing. Rather, it went to the littlest man—Chad Weaver. His do-it-all performance powered Providence Catholic to a 40-34 football victory over Joliet Catholic Academy Friday night on the Celtics' new synthetic turf field in New Lenox. An overflow crowd and ESPNU television audience watched the neighborhood rivals slug it out from start-to-finish in a battle of attrition. JCA senior running back Ty Isaac, a USC recruit, was the first to go down. He exited with a shoulder injury at the 2:37 mark of the first quarter. Later, Providence’s Brandon Price was sidelined with an ankle injury, but not before he made his presence known, too. Price ripped off a 77-yard TD …