Host Marist (5-2) rolled to a Homecoming win on Oct. 8 in the Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic Conference (CCL/ESCC) crossover, and Dontrell Jackson Jr. led the way. The Coastal Carolina recruit was 12 of 20 in passing for 232 yards and 4 touchdowns and an interception, and he also rushed for 56 yards. Junior receiver Ryan Sims had a big day on offense with 7 catches for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Matthew Markett (14-yard receiving TD), Alonzo Manning (67 rushing yards, TD), Jaylen Johnson (50 rushing yards) and Ak’tavion Agee (51 receiving yards) rounded out a balanced Marist offense.
On defense, John Nestor and Eric Lewis each picked off a Montini pass.
Mt. Carmel 48
St. Laurence 13
The Mt. Carmel rushing attack led the way on Oct. 8 in the CCL/ESCC crossover matchup with 334 total rushing yards on 42 carries.
Darrion Dupree (148 yards, 3 TD), Blainey Dowling (86 yards, TD), Enzo De Rosa (48 yards, TD) and Priest McCoy (rushing TD) led a balanced attack.
Dowling also threw for 149 yards on 17-of-22 passing with Denny Furlong having a big day with 3 catches for 69 yards.
Mt. Carmel led 13-7 at halftime. The Caravan held the overall advantage with 488 yards against 195 yards for St. Laurence.
On defense, Nick Naujokas had a monster day with 12 tackles and a fumble recovery. Parker Startz (5 tackles), Josh Kroll (5 tackles), Owen Schickel (2 tackles for loss), Tavon Rice (TFL), Damarion Arrington (TFL) and Danny Novickas (forced fumble) powered the defensive effort.
Pacing St. Laurence (3-4) were Aaron Ball (32 rushing yards, TD) and Brandon McCoy (29 rushing yards, TD). McCoy finished 9 of 13 in passing for 90 yards. Corey Taubr (3 catches, 45 yards) was his favorite target.
Zack Siebenaler (11 tackles), Taubr (7 tackles), Mike Gentile (7 tackles) and Connor Cleary (6 tackles) led the Vikings on defense.
Morgan Park 27
Slowing down the Simeon offense, the Morgan Park defense racked up 5 interceptions, including a Jonas Lee pick in the final minute to seal the Homecoming win on Oct. 9 at Gately Stadium in a Public League Illini Redbird showdown.
Lee, Kiwaun Davis (interception return TD), Ahmad Grayer, Donta Hayes Jr. and Christopher Durr each had an interception.
Aaron Warren totaled 118 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns, including an impressive 64-yard TD run. He also found Kendall Sprouts in the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown reception.
Highly-touted sophomore Tysean Griffin had 72 rushing yards for the Mustangs.
According to the Illinois High School Association website, the victory was Morgan Park’s first against rival Simeon since the 2009 season.
St. Rita 44
Marian Central Catholic 28
Host St. Rita raced out to a commanding 35-14 halftime lead and did not look back on Oct. 8 in the CCL/ESCC crossover victory. Quarterback Tommy Ulatowski (9-of-11 passing, 141 yards, 3 TD) and wide receiver E.J. Nwagwu (6 catches, 96 yards, 3 TD) were a dangerous combination in the passing game.
Kyle Clayton (103 rushing yards), Calvin Lee (4 carries, 90 yards, 2 TD) and Ulatowski (rushing TD) all chipped in for the ground game. Conor Talty made 5 of 6 point-after attempts and also converted a field goal.
Matt Kingsbury (8 tackles, 3 sacks), Jake Lehtinen (7 tackles), Johnny Schmitt (6 tackles), Tadhg Scanlon (5 tackles, fumble recovery), Joseph Kingsbury (5 tackles), Djabril McNabb (5 tackles, sack), Alex Strelczyk (5 tackles) and Giuseppe Ursetta (sack) powered the defense.
Joliet Catholic 56
Br. Rice 49
Senior quarterback Jack Lausch had a huge day for the host Crusaders on Oct. 8 in the CCL/ESCC crossover with 405 passing yards on 23-of-40 passing with 3 touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 66 yards and a TD.
In the passing game, Lausch connected with Da’Kobie Wordlaw (9 catches, 207 yards) and Illinois recruit Henry Boyer (6 catches, 93 yards, 2 TD).
Aaron Vaughn led Br. Rice on the ground with 15 carries for 135 yards and 3 TD.
Mike Fahy (13 tackles), Maurice Brown (12 tackles) and Jack Morrison (12 tackles) paced the Crusaders on defense. Henry Ivers (8 tackles), Kevin Frazier (7 tackles), Sean Kinard (7 tackles) and Luke Niksic (5 tackles) also chipped in.
Joliet Catholic rushed for 596 yards and 6 touchdowns and had 694 total yards of offense in improving to 7-0.
Marian Catholic 26
De La Salle 21
Playing on the road in a CCL/ESCC crossover, Marian Catholic went up 26-7 through three quarters and held on late for a win. Kaleb Isom had a big day for the Spartans with 3 catches for 123 yards and 2 touchdowns (28 and 65 yards).
Kyle Thomas finished with 179 passing yards and 3 touchdowns, including passing to Zion Horn for a 44-yard TD. Thomas added 35 rushing yards.
Randall Nauden was a strong presence in the run game for Marian Catholic (3-4), totaling 73 rushing yards on 21 carries and a 7-yard TD run.
Isaiah Johnson and Isom had an interception apiece on defense.
Ray Coffey led host De La Salle (2-5) with 11 carries for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns (74 and 55 yards). Julian Thomas chipped in with a 19-yard TD run for the Meteors.
St. Ignatius 38
St. Viator 13
Jack Clisham (forced fumble), Mike Gladden (blocked PAT) and John Kemp (8 tackles, 2 pass break-ups, interception) led St. Ignatius on Oct. 8 to a CCL/ESCC crossover victory.
The Wolfpack improved to 7-0.
Evergreen Park 14
James Williams continued his big senior campaign for host Evergreen Park (4-3, 2-2) on Oct. 8 in a South Suburban Conference Red game, totaling 13 carries for 74 rushing yards and a TD.
Michael Torres added a rushing TD for EP.
Deijon Feliciano threw for 102 yards, connecting with Elijah Matthews for 3 catches for 62 yards and Jedidiah Adjayi for 2 catches for 32 yards.
Ag School 7
The Ag School dropped to 2-5, 1-3 with its Public League Great Lakes Division loss on Oct. 7 at Gately Stadium.
Rayshaun Davidson scored on a 17-yard touchdown run on Oct. 8 for Leo (2-5) in the CCL/ESCC crossover game played in La Grange Park.