The Fenwick High School football team scored a touchdown on its first possession against visiting Montini on Saturday. But, the Broncos dominated the rest of the first half by scoring on seven of eight possessions en route to a 48-7 Chicago Catholic League Green Division victory.
The loss officially eliminated Fenwick (3-5, 1-2 CCL Green) from making the state playoffs.
“Montini is a great team,” Fenwick coach Gene Nudo said. “We have played three undefeated teams this season in Phillips, Loyola and Montini and they are all state championship-caliber teams and we’re not.
“These aren’t easy games for our kids or for us, but we will go back to work and try to a get a W against St. Francis in our final game of the season.”
Junior quarterback Jacob Keller tossed a 2-yard pass to Will Lattner for the Friars’ lone score. On the play before Lattner’s TD, Keller fired a 29-yard pass to junior wide receiver Sherman Martin who made a tremendous catch between two Montini defenders.
Keller completed 14 of 30 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Martin had four catches for 70 yards and sophomore Mike O’Laughlin added five receptions for 64 yards. Junior Conner Lillig also returned seven kickoffs for 125 yards.
Linebacker Brett Moorman led Fenwick with six tackles and cornerback Patrick Rafferty finished with five tackles.
For the second time this season, junior running back Ivory Kelly-Martin had a huge game offensively. Kelly-Martin had 31 carries for 238 yards and five touchdowns in the Roadrunners’ 62-39 win over Marist. Quarterback Carson Bartels (12-for-19, 142 passing yards) and running back Julian Love (11 carries, 92 yards, 2 TDs) also powered the Roadrunners’ explosive offense.
In Week 3, Kelly-Martin also scored six TDs in a 56-28 victory against St. Patrick when Nazareth hosted its first-ever night game at Valenta Stadium.
Nazareth (6-2, 4-2 East Suburban Catholic) takes on host St. Viator on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the regular-season finale.
The Lions had no answer for Oak Park and River Forest’s Antonio Cannon. The senior running back rushed for a career-high 240 yards for OPRF (7-1, 4-1 West Suburban Silver) and scored two touchdowns on 16 carries in a 35-7 win against host LTHS (5-3, 2-3) at Bennett Field on Friday night.
The Lions scored their lone touchdown on a 1-yard TD run by Riely Kloes late in the third quarter. Ben Bryant completed 7 of 24 passes for 98 yards with two interceptions.
LTHS closes out the regular season at York on Friday, Oct. 23. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Fenwick boys golf
The Friars finished fifth with a team score of 646 (78-over) in the Class 2A state tournament at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in Normal.
Junior Jack Mortell paced the Friars with a two-round total of 152, followed by senior Christian Early (159), sophomores Billy Bruce and Reese Wildermuth (170 each), senior Ben Kisla (171) and sophomore Michael Scudder (189).
Prior to the state finals, Fenwick won sectional and regional titles and finished third in the Chicago Catholic League tournament.
LTHS boys golf
Sophomore Patrick Akaniroj was among seven golfers who tied for 19th with a two-round total of 157 at the state tournament. LTHS sophomore Max Campbell (158) tied for 26th with four others.
Fenwick girls volleyball
The Friars pulled out a 25-22, 21-25, 29-27 win over rival Trinity to win the GCAC championship. Senior Kerry Best had a team-high 10 kills and five kills. McKenzie Moorman and Annie Trucco contributed nine kills apiece for Fenwick.
Peters, Liston win WNBA title
Fenwick grads Devereaux Peters and Tricia Liston helped the Minnesota Lynx win their third WNBA title in five years with a 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
This season, Peters averaged 3.2 points and 3.4 rebounds and shot 86 percent from the free throw line in 14.6 minutes per game. Liston averaged 3.4 points and shot 42 percent from beyond the three-point arc in 12 minutes per game.
At Fenwick, they were teammates on the 2006-07 Class AA state championship team, which beat Bolingbrook 35-27 in the state final.