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Montini Makes it Three Straight
The third time was the sweetest for Montini HS. At least that is what they said Saturday, as they captured their third straight state championship, beating powerhouse Joliet Catholic 70-45. "It's a special group of kids," Montini coach Chris Andriano said. ‘A special team, special offense, terrific game plan and we are proud to be standing here are the three time defending class 5A state champs." Montini brought home their third straight championship to Lombard, Ill., in a record breaking effort by WR and Nebraska commit Jordan Westerkamp. "My official thoughts its that is very humbling when someone scores 70 points on you," Joliet Catholic coach Dan Sharpe said. "That was a tremendous offense out there Their skill people are as good as I have ever seen, especially Westerkamp." The future Husker caught 11 passes on the day, five of them for touchdowns – and racked up 331 yards. But he wasn't the only player to have an impressive showing. "Who would have ever expected that number of points being scored in the state championship game," Andriano said. "The offense is pretty special, on both sides." He added, "You have to give a lot of credit to Isaac he is an unbelievable talent and great player. But on the other side of he pile we have a kid named Westerkamp who is equally as good and better in a lot of ways." The Class of 2013 Isaac set the all-classifications state rushing record for an entire game, before the second quarter ended. He finished the day with 515 yards on the ground on 26 carries and tacked on 5 touchdowns. "Our offense played very well, we had a few turnovers and there was one time we turned the ball over on downs," Sharpe said. "But our kids played hard all the way through and that is what I am proud of about this group." And even though the style of play for each team was very different, there is one thing that they could both agree on. "We were just hoping we could out score them," Andriano said. And they did, in an offensive thriller with over 1,600 yards of total offense, Montini came out on top, for the third straight year. Note: Isaac has offers from Michigan, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Illinois, Iowa and more.
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