High school football: Mt. Carmel bottles up stud RB to win 11th title
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CHAMPAIGN — Mount Carmel’s defense shut down Glenbard North’s star running back Justin Jackson, and the Caravan won 28-14 to claim the Class 8A title Saturday.
Draco Smith had two scores and rushed for 129 yards for the Mount Carmel (13-1), which won its 11th state title. A 75-yard run by Smith put the Caravan on the board in the first half. He added a 25-yard burst to pad the lead at 28-7 in the fourth quarter.
Mount Carmel held Jackson, who had rushed for 2,539 yards and 35 touchdowns entering the game, to just 63 yards.
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