CARLYLE, Ill.--Wind on Saturday caused the shortening of Illinois' fifth state championship for high school bass fishing to only day.
So the Downstate Morton team of Justin Schick and Jordan Jensen won with a five-bass limit, weighing 13 pounds, 4 ounces, caught on Friday.
Senior Chris Bulaw and freshman Lintaro Kajiwara put Wheaton-Warrenville South second with 11-10. That's the highest finish by a Chicago-area school since Zion-Benton finished second in the inaugural championship in 2009.
Notre Dame was third with 10-4 behind senior David Dickson and junior Tom Sora, who fished watermelon or green Senkos in a short bank at Allen Branch.
York sophomore Domenico Vigilante's largemouth weighing 4-9), caught in the final 45 minutes Friday on a square bill crankbait off the riprap by Dam West Marine was big bass for the tournament.