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Fenwick beats out Marmion

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Fenwick beats out Marmion

By George Wilcox
Yourseason.com

The star

Fenwick quarterback Gino Cavalieri completed 12 of 19 passes for 111 yards and connected with Danny Lattner for an 8-yard scored and with Robert Spillane on a 3-yard touchdown pass.

The moment

Needing two scores to tie late in the fourth quarter, Marmion coach Dan Thorpe passed up an opportunity to kick a field goal on fourth-and-4 at the Fenwick 9-yard line. The Cadets (0-2) went for it and gained a first down on Charlie Faunce's 5-yard keeper. But Marmion could not covert on fourth-and-goal at the Fenwick 1 as Fenwick (2-0) stopped Faunce at the goal line on an attempted QB sneak with 4:38 to play.

The quote

"I am not abandoning ship. I know it has been two weeks. It's tough, but I am not going to panic." Thorpe

The breakdown

The Fenwick defense was dominant in the first half limiting Marmion to one first down. The Friars outgained Marmion 237-29 in the first half. Marmion's Jordan Glasgow rushed for 110 yards on 22 carries after gaining just seven yards in the first half.

George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

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George McCaskey, Bears release statement on Trump comments

About an hour and 40 minutes before the Bears kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey released a statement following President Trump's comments about the NFL and National Anthem protests over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told CBS his team will remain in the locker room and will not participate in the National Anthem before Sunday's game.

A number of players knelt during the Star-Spangled Banner prior to Sunday morning's Baltimore Ravens-Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the anthem. 

Other NFL owners released statements on the Trump comments over the weekend, too:

Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

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Report: Steelers won't participate in National Anthem at Soldier Field

The Pittsburgh Steelers will not participate in the National Anthem on Sunday at Soldier Field, according to Jamie Erdahl. 

The decision follows Donald Trump's recent comments on NFL protests at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired," Trump said. 

No word on what the Bears will do yet, but the Steelers will be in the locker room.