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Cary-Grove did not win the Class 6A state title Saturday, but the Trojans fell while demonstrating the same brand of never-quit, tenacious football that landed them in the championship game in the first place, pushing until the very end of a 33-26 loss to Crete-Monee. Admittedly, a bit of wind went out of Cary-Grove's sails once the Warriors recovered an errant pitch at the Trojans' 5-yard line and scored to take a commanding 33-16 lead with 2:51 left in the third quarter. Each Trojan had a choice to make at that point: succumb or resist. Anyone who pays attention to the manner in which this football program has operated for the last decade knows there was really no choice at all.