Stevenson completed its season last Saturday in a loss to Loyola, but their journey was one that only an accountable group of talented players and restless coaching staff could have written.
With ugly weather on the way, Stevenson used the wind to rush out to 14 points on No. 2 Barrington. And after a delay, the defense closed the door on a 14-0 win in the 8A quarterfinals.
Stevenson standouts Matt Morrissey and Cameron Gren were both named to the 8A All-State team today. It's Morrissey's second selection, and Green was the only junior named to the team.
9mStevenson faced a stiff test in their regular-season finale, facing No. 2 Lake Zurich, with a chance to win a conference title. And after a 17-0 deficit in the first quarter, they went to work.
9mThe only thing standing between Stevenson and a conference championship was undefeated Lake Zurich, the second best team in the state. On Friday we give you a behind-the-scenes look at their victory.
9mInjuries have thrust the Stevenson Patriots into using players on both sides of the ball, but it's paying dividends as the team is on a six-game winning streak heading into the last week of the season.
9mCameron Green has always loved football, and support from his family has helped turn him into a better athlete and person with lofty expectations and goals he now knows he can reach.
9mThe Stevenson Patriots needed a stellar defensive performance to hang with Warren last Friday night. As it turns out, Josh Hjorth's group was that good and more in a 21-7 win.
9mFor three weeks the Stevenson offense has been picture-perfect, but with three straight road games coming up they'll need to be at their best down the regular-season home stretch.
10mMatt Morrissey's family lives sports, and as the youngest in the house it's something he picked up over time. But at the same time, he's creating his own career path for himself.