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First-game jitters exist regardless if you're a player or coach — just ask John Taylor. A starting guard on Stevenson's 2007 fourth-place state finisher, Taylor stepped in Monday as acting coach for Stevenson head coach Pat Ambrose, who was away due to a death in the family. "Everyone is nervous, whether you're a player or coach," Taylor said. "Especially without your boss here." But with a trio of standout guards leading the way, those nerves subsided rather quickly as Stevenson got out to an 18-0 lead while handling Grayslake Central 76-50 in the opening game of the Bison Classic at Buffalo Grove.