Yes, you read the caption correctly. Wendell Phillips Academy High School’s Wildcats are our 4A State Champions! Congratulations guys! This makes Phillips the first state champs from the Chicago Public League – now how amazing is that!
Yesterday night (November 27, 2015), Phillips defeated Belleville Athoff Catholic by 44 points during the IHSA Class 4A finals – wow! Due to the fact that I’m not the biggest football fan there is, I had to do a little research about The Phillip Wildcats & discovered that these guys were undefeated throughout the entire season – these fellas earned that title. And from the looks of it, The Phillip Wildcats were in this same position last year; therefore they were destined to win this year for sure.
We’re proud of these guys for not just making history but for working hard for something you each believe in & passionate about & also for shining such a beautiful bright light on Chicago as a whole. We see so much negativity in the media in regards to our young African-Americans males that it feels like a breath of fresh air to see several praised for something positive such as winning the State Championship.
Congratulations once again & much success to each Wildcats! Keep up the great work guys!