Three Joliet-area football players to play in All-American game
By Tina Akouris email@example.com October 9, 2012 7:18PM
Updated: November 11, 2012 6:19AM
Three Joliet-area players will receive their Under Armour All-America High School Football game jerseys at school presentations this week.
The players who will compete at the 2013 Under Armour all-star game in January in Florida include Joliet Catholic’s Ty Isaac, Lincoln-Way West’s Colin McGovern and Lemont’s Ethan Pocic.
All three players have committed to play football at Division I schools.
Isaac, a running back who is committed to USC, will have his jersey presentation at 2:10 Wednesday in the school gym. Notre Dame recruit McGovern, a lineman, will receive his jersey at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Lincoln-Way West cafeteria. And LSU recruit Pocic, a lineman, is set to receive his jersey at 11 a.m. Friday in the Lemont cafeteria/commons.
The sixth annual Under Armor All-America game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Jan. 4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be broadcast on ESPN.
Plainfield East’s Rompa
continues his romp
Even though Plainfield East is 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the Southwest Prairie, linebacker Brennen Rompa put up another round of impressive numbers Friday.
In the Bengals’ 27-14 victory over Romeoville, Rompa had 16 tackles (12 solos), two sacks and caused two fumbles. Rompa’s efforts helped limit Romeoville’s offense to 130 yards.
He also rushed for 25 yards and had two touchdowns. The victory broke a three-game losing streak.
Burst your bubble
With two weeks left in the regular season, there are nine area teams that haven’t clinched a playoff berth. Teams need six victories to clinch outright and five for an at-large bid.
Plainfield North, Plainfield Central and Bolingbrook all have five wins. Lincoln-Way West and Lincoln-Way North all have four and could get an at-large if they only win one more game.
There are four teams — Minooka, Plainfield South, Lincoln-Way Central and Joliet West — with just three wins. Those teams face high odds of winning out and getting an at-large bid — especially Lincoln-Way Central, which plays Bolingbrook on Friday.