Naz Football – Class 7A State Champions

On Saturday, November 24, Nazareth Academy’s Roadrunner Football finished their history-making 2018 season with a victory over St. Charles North, winning the IHSA Class 7A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.  

The championship marks the culmination of an outstanding season for the football players and coaches. Many players earned special recognitions for the accomplishments on and off the field.

11 players have been named all-conference and all-state players: Jermaine Baker, Diamond Evans, Matt Keeler, Cameron Leach, Michael Love, Elijah Moscinski, Marcus Griffin, JJ McCarthy, Louie Stec, Alex Carrillo, and Nathan Lugo.

3 players have been named to the Sun-Times All Area team: JJ McCarthy, Diamond Evans, & Michael Love.

Several of these players earned the Illinois High School Coaches academic all state with GPAs of 3.5 or higher: Diamond Evans, Elijah Moscinski, JJ McCarthy, and Alex Carrillo.

Sophomore quarterback, JJ McCarthy was named the Chicago Bears Player of the Week AND the Country Companies Athlete of the Month.

Wide receiver, Senior Michael Love has earned several historic awards including ESCC Defense MVP, Sun Times Player of the week, Suburban Life Player of the Year, and Country Financial’s player of the Game in the CLASS 7A State Championship! Michael tallied 166 total yards & his 59 yard TD run helped propel Nazareth to the victory.

Congratulations to Coach Racki and his coaching staff for this incredible accomplishment. This marks Coach Racki’s seventh state championship as a football coach.