The Forreston High School varsity football team got county-wide recognition Dec. 18 for its state championship.
The Ogle County Board declared Wednesday, Jan. 9 as Forreston Cardinals Football State Championship Day in the county.
The Cardinals won their third state championship in five years in Class 1A Nov. 23 when they defeated the Camp Point Central Panthers 44-6 at a game held at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
Board chairman Kim Gouker designated board member Dean Fox, of German Valley, to present the proclamation to FHS officials.
“Therefore be it resolved, on this 18th day of December, 2018, in recognition of their hard work and dedication, and the honor they have brought to all of the citizens of Ogle County, by winning their third state football championship in a span of five years, the Ogle Country Board hereby designates that Wednesday, January 9, 2019, shall be recognized as Forreston Cardinals Football State Championship Day, in all of Ogle County, Illinois, and encourage all residents of Ogle County to join in recognition of this fine and exemplary group of young men, and their entire coaching staff,” the proclamation reads.