FENWICK     14 7 0 0 21
BISHOP MAC 7  0 0 2  9

The Fenwick football team introduced itself to the re-aligned White Division of the Chicago Catholic League by pummeling Bishop McNamara 21-9 at Morton West High School on Saturday.

Running back Colin Tobin did most of the introductions by rushing for touchdowns on the Friars’ first three possessions. The senior put Fenwick on the board with a 26-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Dominick Campagna split the uprights for an early 7-0 lead.

Bishop McNamara was able to slip in a touchdown between Tobin’s feats, scoring when Jim High ran in from three yards out. Tobin answered on the next possession with 1:55 left in the first, this time finding the end zone from 11 yards out. He did it again in the second on a 19-yard TD run. Campagna was a perfect 3-for-3 on the day with extra points, something Fenwick head coach Joe DiCanio was pleased with after the game.

“The so-called little things in a football game are actually crucial,” said DiCanio. “Our specials teams play was spot on, and our kicking was superb. [Punter] Nick Falk had great hang time and Campagna’s extra points were excellent. Along with a little offense and a little defense, these things will get you a victory.”

Tobin finished the day with 110 yards on 30 carries. Wide receiver Pat Cahill had eight receptions for 131 yards for the Friars, who travel to St. Rita on Saturday, but not to take on the Mustangs. Fenwick will play White Division opponent St. Ignatius at Noon. The Friars travel back to the same location on Oct. 5 (7: 30 p.m.) this time to take on St. Rita, last season’s defending Class 7A state champs.

“Playing at a neutral site won’t be a disadvantage for us because we’re used to loading up the bus and trekking to Morton West for our home games,” said DiCanio. “St. Ignatius is a scrappy team, and they’ll be a tough test for us, so we’ll be looking forward to the challenge.”

DiCanio insisted his team will not be caught looking ahead to St. Rita, a team they upset last season.

“That’s the furthest thing from everyone’s mind right now. With the way we started the season (0-2), we’re taking each game one at a time,” he said. “St. Ignatius is next on the schedule and that’s the game we’re focused on right now.”


Conference standings
De La Salle 1-0 3-1
Fenwick 1-0 3-2
B. McNamara 0-1 3-2
St. Ignatius 0-0 2-2
St. Laurence 0-1 2-2

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Brad Spencer

Brad Spencer has been covering sports in and around Oak Park for more than a decade, which means the young athletes he once covered in high school are now out of college and at home living with their parents...