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Tinley Park quarterback Joe Mackessy, who had already broken his left (non-throwing) arm earlier in the season, broke his leg against Hillcrest on Friday, Oct. 11. JEFF VORVA/22ND CENTURY MEDIA
Phil Arvia, Freelance Reporter
12:33 pm CDT October 12, 2019

Joe Mackessy took off from his own 34-yard line, scrambling up the middle six minutes into his team’s 41-0 road loss at Hillcrest on Friday, Oct. 11.


The Tinley Park quarterback was hit just a few steps removed from the pocket, and as he bucked against the players hauling him down, he crumpled.


“I heard it,” wide receiver Johnny Gonsalves said. “Then I saw it. And it was not good.”


Quietly, he added, “Joe’s my brother. It was hard for me to see him like that.”