Fenwick football coach Matt Battaglia (from left) celebrates the Friars' state title with players Jimmy Liston, Suleiman Abuaqel, Kaden Cobb (with trophy), Max Reese and Danny Kent. | Melvin Tate

The Fenwick High School football team won its first state championship in program history on Nov. 27, defeating Kankakee 34-15 in the IHSA Class 5A title game at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

The Friars (12-2) jumped out to a 28-0 lead late in the first half, putting the Kays (13-1) in a hole from which they wouldn’t escape .

Quarterback Kaden Cobb led Fenwick, throwing for three touchdowns and rushing for a fourth. Defensively, linebacker Martin Paris had two sacks and an interception.

This story will be updated later.

Join the discussion on social media!