Recognizing the Nazareth Academy Football Team for Their State Championship Winby Representative Daniel Lipinski
Posted on 2014-12-11
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Nazareth Academy
Roadrunners football team. On November 29th, Nazareth Academy captured
their first Class 6A state football championship with a 26-7 victory
over Lemont High School in Champaign, IL. I want to congratulate all of
the players, coaches, trainers, and parents, and commend them on their
hard work and on the dedication they have shown to their team, their
school, and their community. I also want to congratulate Coach Tim
Racki and the principal of Nazareth Academy, Deborah Tracy, for helping
lead these young men to victory.
In the championship game, Nolan Dean rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns and Julian Love added another rushing touchdown. Wide receiver Kevin Jackson also had a touchdown catch from quarterback Jonah Beauduy. The defense held Lemont to only one first quarter touchdown and had three interceptions of quarterback Ryan Dawson, two by Matthew Flach. The victory completed an undefeated 14-0 season for the Roadrunners.
With this championship, Tim Racki became the first coach in the state of Illinois to win titles with two different schools, having won four previously as coach of Driscoll Catholic High School.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the Nazareth Academy Roadrunners football team and to congratulate them on their IHSA Class 6A State Championship. And I wish each player continued success as he moves forward.