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Joliet Catholic vs Nazareth Academy LIVE High School Boys Football Saturday 11/25/2023

Joliet Catholic vs Nazareth Academy LIVE High School Boys Football Saturday 11/25/2023

n a nail-biting playoff game that came down to the wire, the Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers defeated the Nazareth Academy Roadrunners 24-21 to advance to the Class 5A state championship game. The game was held on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Hancock Stadium in LaGrange Park, IL.

What it is: Varsity Boys Football
Matchup: Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers vs Nazareth Academy Roadrunners
Game Type: Playoff
Bracket: 2023 Illinois High School Football Playoff Brackets: IHSA – Class 5A
Time: Saturday, Nov 25, 2023, 10:00 AM (Local Time)
Locations: Hancock Stadium – LaGrange Park, IL.
Home: Nazareth Academy Roadrunners 8-5
Away: Joliet Catholic Hilltoppers 10-3
Live Stream: Watch here

The Hilltoppers, who entered the game with a 10-3 record, got off to a fast start, taking a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. However, the Roadrunners fought back in the second quarter, scoring two touchdowns to tie the game at 14-14.

The third quarter was a defensive slugfest, with neither team able to score. However, the fourth quarter was a different story. The Hilltoppers took a 21-14 lead with a touchdown early in the quarter, but the Roadrunners responded with a touchdown of their own to tie the game at 21-21 with just two minutes remaining.

With the game on the line, the Hilltoppers drove down the field and kicked a field goal with just 30 seconds left to play to take a 24-21 lead. The Roadrunners had one last chance to tie the game, but their Hail Mary pass fell incomplete, and the Hilltoppers held on for the victory.

The Hilltoppers were led by their senior quarterback, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another. The Roadrunners were led by their junior running back, who rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown.

The Hilltoppers will now face the undefeated St. Rita Mustangs in the state championship game. The game will be held on December 2, 2023, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL.

James Cobb

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