Monday, November 28, 2011
Illinois High Schooler rushes for 515 yds in championship game.... and losses
ASD- If I were to tell you that Joliet Catholic junior running back Ty Isaac ran for 376 yards, your eyes might pop. But, what if I were to tell you that that was just his first half total? And then I went on to say that his team lost the game? You probably wouldn't believe me, but it's true. Isaac, finished the game with 515 rushing yards and six touchdowns. He scored on runs of 71, 63, 56, 66, 2 and 69 yards. Isaac is being recruited by Arizona State and Notre Dame amongst others.
But his Joliet Catholic was still beaten 70-45 by Montini.
So who was responsible for putting up 70 for Montini? Enter senior wide receiver Jordan Westercamp (pictured), stage left. Westercamp's first half wasn't too shabby either as he hauled in six catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns. But it was his second half that brought Montini back from their 31-28 halftime deficit.
Westercamp,who is committed to Nebraska, finished the game with 11 catches for 331 yards and five touchdowns, including second half scores from 5, 69 and a title game record 94 yards. The 331 yards receiving was also a state record. Westerkamp will go out as the state’s all-time leader in career receptions (269), receiving yards (4,355) and touchdowns (66). He leaves Montini with three state championships.
These are like video game numbers. Kinda sucks the kid had a career game in his biggest game and still lost. Its gotta sting a little. My advise would be to sign with ASU and forget that your from Joliet for awhile.
Also, if you're this Westercamp kid... why go to Nebraska? They haven't had one wideout drafted into the NFL since Irving Fryar in the '80's. Big mistake kid.