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updated: 8/27/2011 12:20 AM

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.

"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.