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Joliet Catholic edges Carmel

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Joliet Catholic edges Carmel
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That last score was a big one on Friday in Joliet.

Ty Isaac scored on a 78-yard touchdown pass with 40 seconds left and the extra point was good, as the host Joliet Catholic battled back to to Carmel 32-21 in a battle of East Suburban Catholic Conference powers.

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"He avoided three tackles," Carmel coach Andy Bitto said of the talented Isaac, who made an athletic grab just to start the play.

Carmel's Michael Panico had scored on a 62-yard run with exactly one minute left to put Carmel in front. Brian Brennan ran for the conversion to make it a 6-point Corsairs lead.

Panico, Brennan and Jordan Kos each ran for more than 100 yards for Carmel. Panico scored 2 TDs, while Steven O'Block kicked a 43-yard field goal.

Carmel committed 2 turnovers and both were costly. A fumble led to a Joliet Catholic field goal and an interception set up a Hilltoppers touchdown.

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