Newman Begins and Ends Decade with State Football Championships

Newman Begins and Ends Decade with State Football Championships

In Boys Football, the Newman Comets won their 6th IHSA State Football Championship on Friday afternoon beating Nashville 35-14 in DeKalb.

Newman quarterback Jacob Ackman threw two big touchdowns to Connor McBride to propel the Comets to the win. Ackman finished the day 3-5 passing with 112 yards and the two touchdowns. McBride also rushed for 64 yards and one rushing touchdown.

The biggest play in the game came with 8:51 left in the 4th quarter. Nashville, trailing 28-14, had momentum but a pick-6 by Brett Newman gave Newman a 34-14 lead and the Comets were never threatened again.

Newman (13-1) began the decade by winning their 4th state championship in 2010, won their 5th state title in 2013 and closed out the decade by winning their 6th championship.

IHSA Football State Championship Scoreboard-

Class 1A-

Lena-Winslow 58 Moweaqua Central A&M 20

Class 2A-

Sterling Newman 35 Nashville 14

Class 3A-

Williamsville 46 Byron 42

Class 4A-

Richmond-Burton 50 Murphysboro 14