The Comprehensive History of Fenwick High School Football
Researched, compiled, and written by Russell N. Parker Fenwick Class of 1966
Ninety-one seasons of Fenwick Friars football: Where does one even begin to wrap his or her figurative hands around that concept? Yet, reference librarian and alumnus Russell Parker ’66 has done it! From early field glory days in the Chicago Catholic League to city Prep Bowl championships at Soldier Field seen in person by more than 90,000 hearty souls (think 1962) … to our three IHSA playoff semi-finalist teams (in the autumns of 1981, 1995 and 2016), it’s all recorded here, encapsulated in 370 pages over a 40-year span of research and bound into a single volume.
This is it! A definitive history of Fenwick football from 1929 through the spring season of 2021. Russ, from Fenwick football fans far and wide, thank you for your labor of gridiron love. And to Friar Nation, grab your popcorn, enjoy the read and Friar Up!