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The 1945 Kelly Bowl Football Classic

In 1945, a state football championship was not yet in existence, so for a Chicago city or Catholic League team, the ALL CITY game was the biggest championship available!
More than 80,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field saw the Fenwick Friars (8-1-2) defeat the favored Tilden Tech Blue Devils by a final score of 20-6. Fifty years later, alumnus Jack Lambert ’46 (now deceased) shared his fond memories of the big game:
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