Judge Denies Fenwick Motion, Plainfield North to Play East St. Louis in State Championship Game. Cook County Circuit Judge Kathleen Kennedy has ruled in favor of the IHSA.
Judge declines to overturn outcome of football game between Fenwick High School and Plainfield North after refs made errors.
Fenwick wanted the judge to overturn their overtime loss last Saturday in a playoff game. In a standing room only courtroom in downtown Chicago, IHSA laywer David Bressler argued that there are hundreds of bad calls made by refs every week and if the judge allows Fenwick to challenge then the courts would be flooded with many such cases.
Fenwick was leading 10-7 at the time of the error but the awarding of an untimed down to Plainfield North allowed the Tigers to kick a field goal to send the game to overtime tied 10-10.
North then went on to win the game in overtime 18-17. The executive director of the IHSA Craig Anderson admitted in a statement on Saturday that an error had been made but cited bylaw 6.033 which states that the decision of game officials shall be final. The coaching staff of Fenwick was also unaware that Plainfield North should not have been rewarded the extra down until after the game was over. Fenwick s motion asked that the result of the game be overturned and send Fenwick to the state championship game to play East St.
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