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-
Lena-Winslow 58 Moweaqua Central A&M 20
Sterling Newman 35 Nashville 14
Williamsville 46 Byron 42
Richmond-Burton 50 Murphysboro 14