Mount Carmel’s Steve Dumezich | Ray Luna ~ For Sun-Times Media
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Updated: March 5, 2014 6:07AM
The decision is in for Mount Carmel offensive lineman Steve Dumezich: He’s going to Duke as a preferred walk-on.
“I limited the schools that I went to based on academic requirements. I looked at Ivy league schools, and outside of the Ivy league schools I looked at Georgetown, Illinois and Duke,” he said.
In the end the Blue Devils gave Dumezich the best opportunity to compete at the sport he loves and also get a good educations.
“Duke gave me an opportunity to attend a top-10 [academic] institution and compete for a spot on a Top 25 football team and hopefully earn a scholarship,” Dumezich said.
A member of two state championship teams at Mount Carmel, Dumezich will play either offensive tackle or guard for the Blue Devils.
There are several local representatives on the Team USA Under-19 National team, which is headed to Arlington, Texas, this week to play in the International Bowl all-star game.
Those taking part in the game include Glenbard North running back Justin Jackson, St. Rita quarterback Tommy Mister, Mount Carmel defensive lineman Enoch Smith Jr., and the Montini duo of linebacker Nile Sykes and defensive lineman Dylan Thompson.
EPIC 57, Southland Prep 41: Ermahn Kwarten contributed 12 points to lead visiting Southland Prep (4-10).
Bradley 48, Lincoln-Way Central 45: Kevin Mampe and Alex Parks racked up 12 points each for visiting Lincoln-Way Central (10-9, 3-5). Brad Bass added 11 points for the Knights in the SouthWest Suburban Red.
Rich East 76, T.F. South 65: Quinton Moore had 21 points and Don Henderson scored 17 to show the way for host Rich East (13-3). T.F. South is 10-11.
Latin 56, Morgan Park 45: Bhy Williams scored 16 points and Gabby Ogbevire added 15 to pace host Morgan Park Academy (10-10, 2-4) in the Independent School League.
Bloom 65, Rich South 60: Ariana Dampier totaled 21 points and five assists to spur host Bloom (10-13, 3-3). Jailyn Lumpkin tacked on 16 points and 11 assists for the Blazing Trojans in the Southland. Dasia Evans had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead Rich South (14-8, 5-3).
Lincoln-Way North 60, Lincoln-Way Central 56: Kayla Kieklak chalked up 23 points to guide visiting Lincoln-Way North (18-5, 8-2) in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Lincoln-Way Central slipped to 11-11, 6-5.
Rich Central 56, Oak Forest 46: Tayana Wilson finished with 24 points to steer host Rich Central (17-7). Cassandra Burres (13 points, 5 rebounds) also starred for the Olympians. Taylor Sterkowtiz contributed 16 points for Oak Forest (10-11).
GCAC Red Tournament
Trinity 66, Seton 35: Alfatinee Boyd tossed in a team-high nine points for Seton (14-7) in the quarterfinal at Mother McAuley. Brittany Hardeman and Danielle Bailey chipped in eight points apiece for the Sting.
GCAC White Tournament
De La Salle 63, St. Francis de Sales 31: Taylor Torrence posted 19 points and Barbara Young scored 10 to help host De La Salle (12-6) advance to the semifinal round.
Queen of Peace 48, St. Benedict 30: Jelyn Chua scored 14 points and Allie Herman added 10 to propel Queen of Peace (1-23) in quarterfinal play.
Mount Assisi 52, Josephinum 15: MaryKate Wetzel’s 16 points boosted Mount Assisi (11-14) in the quarterfinal at Gordon Tech.
Compiled by Beth Long and Josh Krockey