Posted On: 05/22/20 5:00 PM

Head Coach: Jordan Lynch

Mascot: Caravan

Twitter: @CaravanFootball

IHSA Enrollment: 488

2019 Record: 14-0 (Class 7A State Champions)

Star Player: QB: Justin LynchJustinLynch6'1" | QBMt. Carmel | 2021IL, SR

Breakout Star: DB: Sam Del Valle, SR

 

Overview

Mount Carmel enters 2020 looking for their 14th overall IHSA State Championship & 2nd consecutive title. The Caravan are one of Illinois’ most talented teams and feature a very experienced coaching staff. Head Coach Jordan Lynch returned to his alma mater after a record-setting career at Northern Illinois in 2018. In only his second season, he won a state title in DeKalb. Last November, the Caravan defeated defending state champion Nazareth convincingly 37-13 and gave the states best prospect QB J.J. McCarthyJ.J.McCarthy6'2" | QBNazareth | 2021StateIL fits. Mount Carmel QB Justin LynchJustinLynch6'1" | QBMt. Carmel | 2021IL (Temple commit) and WR Jaali ParkerJaaliParker6'0" | WRMount Carmel | 2021IL (Western Michigan commit) are one of the states best tandems. Defensively, the Caravan are led by their bigtime playmaker in the secondary Benjamin PerryBenjaminPerry6'3" | DBMount Carmel | 2021StateIL (Louisville) and hard-hitting LB Austin Maciel-Haygood. The Caravan may be the state’s most complete team, as they can score points on offense and utterly shut down

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