Stevenson finally captures state title

by Jeff Fisher

The 26th time was the charm for Stevenson.  The Patriots, who made their 26th consecutive playoff appearance in 2014, captured their first-ever state title with a 31-25 win over Homewood-Flossmoor (11-3) in the 8A title game Saturday night.

Stevenson, which finishes the year a perfect 14-0, needed to dodge a bullet at the end.  The Patriots led 31-16 with 2:21, but gave up a safety and a H-F touchdown that cut the lead to 31-25 with 1:55 to go in the game.  After the Vikings recovered an on-sides kick, they began to drive, but the game ended when Stevenson recovered a fumble to seal the victory.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.