Stevenson recovers against Ross, Lyons
Nov 1, 2014 12:05 AM -
Real time seemed to move in slow motion, and Patrick O'Connell's eyes got as big as saucers. There was the ball, sitting there on the turf for the taking. Finally, the Stevenson defense had foiled Lyons workhorse running back Leonard Ross. Ross had been running circles around the Patriots on Friday night. But as he made one last push to help his team try to rally from behind, Stevenson linebacker Tyler Vincent laid a hit on him that popped the ball from his hands. O'Connell, a lineman for the Patriots, fell on the ball and all top-seeded Stevenson had to do from there was spend the final minute salting away a 21-17 Class 8A first round win over Lyons.