Commitment Roundup

Jake Golic's senior football season didn't get off to the start that he anticipated, but this past week, he and his Northwest Catholic teammates capitalized on the opportunity to get back to even.

In a rare week where Northwest Catholic got to play two games, Jake Golic and company won both contests, and are now 2-2 on the campaign.

Last Monday, the 6-foot-5, 223-pound Golic had five catches for 62 yards in a 20-16 upset victory over Rocky Hill.

"We were a huge underdog, so that was a good win for us," Golic said.

Then on Saturday, Golic hauled in touchdown passes of 45 and 30 yards in a 25-0 win over RHAM/Lyman Memorial.

"Two good wins for us," Golic said.

"Our coaches made our practices a lot more intense, and they kept the team up and didn't let us hang our heads. A lot of it was a positive attitude in practice, and keeping our noses to the grindstone."

For the season, Golic has 18 catches for 328 yards and four touchdowns, nearly equaling his totals from a year ago. As a junior, Golic had 21 receptions for 410 yards and two scores.

"I just feel like I've gotten a lot faster and my route running has got a lot more sharp," Golic explained. "It feels like kids are having a hard time covering me.

"They usually bring the safety over the top so it's hard to get the ball sometimes, but the coaches have been doing a good job of getting me the ball."

The Indians have a very winnable game this coming week, and Golic hopes his team can keep this momentum going as the playoffs approach.

"We're going to keep the same attitude we have right now, so we'll stay with it. We're going to keep getting after it, and see what we can do the rest of the season."

Here's a look at how the rest of Notre Dame's verbal commits played this past weekend.

***E.J. Banks: Banks and his Montour High (4-2) teammates suffered a tough 48-12 loss at the hands of New Castle. The future Irish cornerback had a 31-yard scoring run and a 23-yard touchdown pass in the loss.

***Alex Bullard: The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Bullard and his offensive line mates helped Brentwood Academy (5-2, 3-0) roll up 443 yards of total offense in a 43-3 blowout of Pope John Paul II High. Golden Tate's little brother Wesley rushed for 72 yards on 18 carries in the loss.

***Carlo Calabrese: Calabrese and Verona High (3-1) suffered its first setback of the season, a 15-8 loss to Mountain Lakes.

Calabrese temporarily replaced Verona's starting quarterback in the fourth quarter because of an injury, and threw a 12-yard touchdown pass that eventually tied the game at 8. From his linebacker spot, Calabrese had 15 solo tackles.

***Tyler Eifert: Eifert and his top-ranked (4-A) Bishop Dwenger (7-0) teammates cruised to a 24-0 victory over Fort Wayne (Ind.) South Side.

***Dan Fox: The Cleveland St. Ignatius train kept on rolling this weekend, winning its sixth game in a row. The Wildcats (6-1) thumped Harding, 49-7.

Fox and the St. Ignatius defense held Harding to just 32 yards and one first down following its opening-drive touchdown.

***Zach Martin: The future Irish offensive tackle and the rest of the Bishop Chatard (6-1) offensive line helped pave the way for four rushing touchdowns in a 38-10 win over Scecina Memorial. The Trojans are Indiana's class 3-A top-ranked team.

***Nyshier Oliver: The most recent Notre Dame commit had a 37-yard touchdown run in St. Peter's Prep's (2-2) easy 61-6 victory over Dickinson.

***Marlon Pollard: Before making an official visit to Notre Dame this weekend, the future Irish cornerback had 79 yards receiving and an interception in Cajon's (4-1) 40-14 win over La Quinta.

***Theo Riddick: The 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back carried 33 times for 219 yards and a touchdown in Immaculata's (4-0) 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Ridge. Riddick also had an interception and a 50-yard kickoff return, as Immaculata has now won 26-straight Skylands Conference games dating back to 2005.

Playing with a sore ankle much of the season, Riddick has 406 yards rushing and five touchdowns in three games.

***Tyler Stockton: Stockton and The Hun (3-1) rolled to an easy 34-6 victory over Lawrenceville.

***Nicholas Tausch: Taush had four field goals, two in the fourth quarter, including one from 51 yards, in Dallas Jesuit's (2-3), 40-27 win over Plano East.

***Ben Turk: St. Thomas Aquinas (4-0) had an easy time in a 35-7 rout of Hollywood Hills.

***Chris Watt: Glenbard West improved to 6-0 with a 48-6 rout of York. Watt and company have scored 204 points in their last four games.

***Cierre Wood: The five-star running back and his Santa Clara (4-0) teammates had a bye week. Wood took an official visit to Notre Dame. Top Stories