East Suburban Catholic conference preview

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Outlook: Joliet Catholic, last year’s Class 5A runner-up, has the state’s best player in USC-bound running back Ty Isaac and rates the edge in what should again be an extremely competitive conference. Marist’s potent offense is led by pass-and-catch duo Ian Woodworth and Nic Weishar.

Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.

OL JB Butler, Joliet Catholic 6-3 270 Sr.

RB Ty Isaac, Joliet Catholic 6-3 215 Sr.

RB Josh Moore, Nazareth 5-10 180 Sr.

WR Nic Weishar, Marist 6-5 215 Jr.

QB Ian Woodworth, Marist 6-0 163 Sr.

Quote: “That’s the one thing I love about the conference: I never have to worry about our kids looking past anyone.” — Nazareth coach Tim Racki.

Predicted finish: Joliet Catholic, Marist, Nazareth, Carmel, Notre Dame, Marian Catholic, St. Patrick, St. Viator, Benet.

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