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Hilltoppers, Anderson hold off Montini to take home CCL-ESCC crown and a 9-0 regular season

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  9-0! Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers. Chicago Catholic League-East Suburban Catholic Conference Orange Division Champs! Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers at the Broncos of Montini, Friday night in Lombard. But it wasn’t easy Needing a victory, which would give them a share of the CCL-ESCC Orange championship and send Montini to … Read More

Hilltoppers look to wrap up the ESCC-CCL Orange title at archrival Montini

Hilltoppers look to wrap up the ESCC-CCL Orange title at archrival Montini

  Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy November 24, 2018 Memorial Stadium University of Illinois Led by Vinny Iannantone’s “Big Bro” Nick (JCA ’19), the Hilltoppers ended a five-game losing streak to Montini, defeating the Broncos 35-27, for the 2018 IHSA Class 5A State Football Championship. Nick Iannantone, had a IHSA Class 5A State Championship … Read More

Hilltopper sophomore’s furious fourth quarter rally falls short, fall to Benet 31-21

Hilltopper sophomore’s furious fourth quarter rally falls short, fall to Benet 31-21

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy   Trailing 24-7 as the game entered the fourth quarter, the never-say-die Hilltoppers (4-3-1) sophomore football team, electrified the JCA fans at Benedictine University in Lisle. After “The Hill” grabbed a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, the host Redwings (3-4), scored 24 consecutive points, for the 24-7 lead … Read More

Hilltoppers, Williams, Schlageter rally past feisty Benet 42-20

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy   Adversity   Webster defines it as “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”   After one quarter of the No.1-ranked Joliet Catholic Academy Hilltoppers (8-0), CCL-ESCC crossover game with Benet Academy (4-4), the host Redwings led 13-0.   On the sideline with an injury, … Read More

No. 1 Hilltoppers travel to Benedictine University to tangle with Benet Academy

Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  After winning “The Battle of Mount Greenwood” against the mighty Crusaders of Brother Rice, last Friday night, our top-ranked Hilltoppers will travel to Benedictine University in Lisle. At 7:30 p.m. Friday night, the Hilltoppers (7-0) will meet the 4-3 Redwings of Benet Academy, in another CCL-ESCC cross-over game. The … Read More

Top-ranked Hilltoppers win “The Battle of Mt. Greenwood”

Top-ranked Hilltoppers win “The Battle of Mt. Greenwood”; rally past Brother Rice 56-49  Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy  Forgive me, I was a history major….  “I came; I saw; I conquered” Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor 47 B.C. Joliet Catholic Academy head football coach, Jake Jaworski, may be familiar with the legendary words of Roman … Read More

Hilltopper Football 1981, 1990, 2000, & 2001 State Championship Teams Reunion

SAVE THE DATE!!! Hilltopper Football 20, 30, and 40-year State Championship Team Reunions; Honoring 1981, 1990, 2000, and 2001 State Champs   October 29th or 30th – First Home Playoff Football Game (Playoff pairings will be announced on October 23)   The first home football playoff game will be played at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Date … Read More

No. 1 Hilltopper Football at Brother Rice Game Preview and Ticket/Parking Information

Joliet Catholic at Brother Rice Friday, October 8 – 6 p.m. Kickoff Gates Open at 5 p.m. Tickets will only be sold at the gate.   Livestream link >> https://www.youtube.com/user/BrotherRiceChicago   Game Preview: No.1 Hilltoppers take on No.1 Crusaders! Drake Skleba for Joliet Catholic Academy   On Friday night, the Hilltoppers of Joliet Catholic Academy … Read More

Top-ranked Hilltoppers best St.Laurence for Homecoming 2021 victory

Top-ranked Hilltoppers best St.Laurence for Homecoming 2021 victory 6-0 In the Covid-abbreviated 2020 Hilltopper’s six-game football season, this spring, 6-0 was the Hilltopper’s battle-cry. The 2020 Hilltoppers achieved their goal and finished 6-0. The 2020 Hilltoppers were the 12th Hilltopper football team to go unbeaten, in Joliet Catholic football history.  On Friday night, before a … Read More

Hilltopper Football vs. St. Laurence Game Preview and Streaming Information

Joliet Catholic vs. St. Laurence Joliet Memorial Stadium 7:30 p.m. Kickoff Freshman Game vs. St. Laurence 5 p.m. Kickoff Ticket Purchase (must be purchased in advance/online) >> https://jca-online.hometownticketing.com/embed/all Online Streaming JCA YouTube Channel >> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKzobGQhjOeuUKq1-mcZ3g *Subscribe to receive livestream notifications. Homecoming 2021 features top-ranked Hilltoppers versus St. Laurence Joliet Catholic Academy will celebrate Homecoming 2021 … Read More


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