Joliet Catholic running back Michael Ivlow carried the ball 37 times for 246 yards and three touchdowns for the Hilltoppers. However, Montini stormed back from a 21-14 deficit late in the fourth quarter and converted on a gutsy two point conversion attempt to steal the win from Joliet Catholic. Broncos coach Chris Andriano called linebacker Nile Sykes's number for the game-deciding play. Sykes powered his way into the end zone and effectively sealed the Hilltoppers' fate.
Montini advances to the Class 5A semifinals where they will face unbeaten No. 2 Sycamore (12-0).
Contributed by Mark Maxwell