St. Rita 24, Notre Dame 17: Winning the Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Conference (CCL/ESCC)-Green title for a second straight year, St. Rita claimed a 24-17 road win over Notre Dame on April 23 in Niles.
Junior star running back Kaleb Brown powered the win with 15 carries for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Mustangs. Brown added 4 receptions for 44 yards.
Junior quarterback Tommy Ulatowski threw for 192 yards on 19-of-33 passing. Senior Isaiah Bragg, a Northern Illinois recruit, totaled 8 catches for 108 yards.
Senior linebacker Michael Gaughan completed his dominant senior season leading the St. Rita defense, accumulating 19 tackles (15 solo, 4 assists) and a sack. Jake Lehtinen added 8 tackles. Kyle James, Mykal Harris, Djabril McNabb and Brandon Norred had 7 tackles apiece.
Lehtinen and Liam Bartos had an interception each.
Loyola 43, Marist 14: Senior tight end Patrick Winters had a big receiving day for host Marist (4-2, 1-2) in the CCL/ESCC-Blue game with 7 catches for 121 yards. Senior Matthew Rolek added 6 catches for 77 yards and a TD.
Quarterback Dontrell Jackson Jr. finished with 281 yards passing, a TD and 3 interceptions. He also ran for 43 yards and a score for the RedHawks against the top team in the state, Loyola (6-0, 3-0).
Br. Rice 20, Mt. Carmel 14: Senior Willie Shaw (145 rushing yards, TD) and junior quarterback Jack Lausch (128 rushing yards, TD) were workhorses out of the backfield for host Br. Rice (4-2, 1-2) on April 23 in the CCL/ESCC-Blue contest.
Lausch also threw for 75 yards. He connected with junior Khary Shaw on a 4-yard TD late in the fourth to extend the Crusaders’ lead.
On defense, junior Mike Fahy’s last-minute interception sealed the win. Senior KJ Love had his own interception late in the first half as he picked off a Mt. Carmel pass in the end zone. Senior lineman Ryan Whelan finished with 2 sacks for Br. Rice.
Mt. Carmel senior quarterback Justin Lynch threw for 254 yards, a TD and 2 interceptions. His favorite target was junior Joey Thompson who finished with 16 catches for 179 yards and a TD, a 50-yard reception late in the fourth.
Senior Kenenna Odeluga finished with 52 rushing yards and a 1-yard touchdown plunge for the Caravan (4-2, 1-2).
St. Laurence 49, De La Salle 7: Host St. Laurence (1-4, 1-1) rushed for 4 TD in the CCL/ESCC-Orange victory with Matt Ochoa (52 rushing yards, 2 TD), Andrew Barnes (51 rushing yards), Darius Wilson (44 rushing yards), Jalen Hamilton (38-yard rushing TD), Aaron Wofford (16-yard TD run) and Casey Forbes (11-yard TD run) leading the way.
Wilson also threw for 109 yards and 2 TD, finding Jalen Hamilton (2 catches, 73 yards) for a 69-yard TD and Keith McBee for a 23-yard TD.
Zack Siebenaler (8 tackles, sack), Damion Rhoden (6 tackles, fumble recovery), David McBrearty (7 tackles), Devin Linson (5 tackles, 1.5 sacks), Aidan Anderson (7 tackles), Antonio Vargas (5 tackles), Ardell Chambers (interception) and Hamilton (INT) powered the Vikings defensively.
Ben Rodriguez threw for 98 yards and also ran for a 2-yard TD for De La Salle (1-4, 0-2). Jason Moore had 6 catches for 65 yards for the Meteors.
Morgan Park 26, Perspectives 0: Playing at Gately Stadium on April 24, Morgan Park finished the season 4-0 with the win in Public League Illini Red Bird action.
The Mustangs did not give up a point all season in wins over Kenwood, Curie, Oak Lawn and Perspectives.
Fenwick 10, St. Ignatius 0: Playing on April 23 at Triton College in River Grove, St. Ignatius lost the CCL/ESCC-White matchup.
The Wolfpack finished the season 2-4, 0-2.
Marian Catholic 20, Leo 12: Senior Tajheem Lawson carried the ball 16 times for 50 yards and 2 TD (5 and 3 yards) for Marian Catholic (2-4, 2-0) on April 23 in the CCL/ESCC-Red game played at St. Rita.
Randall Nauden added 40 rushing yards and a TD for the Spartans. Quarterback Ronald Thomas threw for 169 yards, connecting with Justin Stallworth (4 catches, 63 yards), Victor Cooksey (4 catches, 52 yards) and Zion Horn (2 catches, 43 yards).
Correll Young and Jah’mar Daniel each picked off a Leo pass on defense.
Jalen Johnson had 21 carries for 71 yards and an 18-yard TD for Leo (0-6, 0-3). Marcus Ray added a 64-yard fumble return for a score for the Lions.
Ag School vs. Catalyst Maria: Originally scheduled to play April 22 at Gately Stadium, Catalyst Maria was a last-minute cancellation.
Eisenhower 23, Evergreen Park 7: Junior quarterback Devin Turner threw for 78 yards and a TD for Evergreen Park (2-4) on April 23 in the South Suburban Conference Red game in Blue Island.
Michael Torres finished with 4 catches for 44 yards and a TD. James Williams had 18 carries for 120 rushing yards for the Mustangs.