Wendell Phillips wins 4A State Championship

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DEKALB – They came up just short last year, but this year it was no contest.

Wendell Phillips Academy High School won the 4A State Championship game in a landslide – 51 to 7.

The Wildcats are the first Chicago Public League school to win an IHSA football title.

Mayor Emanuel had this to say about the State Champs:

“Before today, no Chicago Public Schools football team had ever won a state title.  Tonight, the Phillips Academy Wildcats ended that drought. They have proven to be the true definition of perseverance and determination. More importantly, they are the definition of ‘team.’ Tonight, we celebrate them as the pride of Bronzeville and all of Chicago. Congratulations to Coach Troy McAllister and his team on not only a perfect season, but on securing a spot in Illinois’ sports history.”

Courtney Gousman followed Wendell Phillips’ run through the playoffs last year.