Andrew swimming standout Caily Friel outpolled eight others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Nov. 5-11. She is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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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-…