Stories about Fenwick High School sports
'This was the dream' A special senior class, several of them third-year starters, brought home Fenwick's first state football championship Saturday with the 34-15 win over Kankakee in the Class 5A final.
Fenwick started Saturday's Class 5A state championship against Kankakee with 28 unanswered points and rolled to the program's first state title with a 34-15 win at NIU's Huskie Stadium.
Conor and Martin Paris always like to one-up each other. When it mattered the most, the Fenwick twins worked together to help lead the Friars defense in their 34-15 Class 5A title win on Saturday.
When Jimmy Liston takes the field Saturday morning for the Class 5A state championship game, it will mark the 37th start for Fenwick's All State center and Purdue recruit. When he leaves the field, he plans to do so with the program's first state title. "Anything I have ever asked of Fenwick, they have given to me. It only feels right to give it back this way."
Here is the preview capsule for Saturday's 10 a.m. Class 5A state championship game between Fenwick (11-2) and Kankakee (13-0).
In a battle of teams searching for a berth in a state championship game for the first time, Fenwick scored the first two touchdowns and held on to beat Sycamore, 17-6.
Friday Night Drive’s Eddie Carifio has live coverage from Saturday’s Sycamore vs. Fenwick Class 5A semifinal football game here
Gracie Carstensen scored 22 as Nazareth won big in its season opener, Victoria Matulevicius and Sam Mogilinski each scored 18 points for Montini in a win over East Aurora at the Willowbrook Tournament, and Fenwick and St. Francis also were winners in Thursday's prep sports roundup.
Here are previews of all the semifinal playoff football games for teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area including Wheaton North vs. Brother Rice, Fenwick vs. Sycamore and IC Catholic Prep vs. Byron.
Elise Heneghan scored 11 points and Audrey Hinrichs and Amanda Hansen each scored 10, as Fenwick rolled in its season opener and earned head coach Dave Power his 998th career win.