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Equipment Handout/Start Date: Monday, August 10, 2015

Levels: Varsity/Sophomore/Freshman. No-cut sport.

Head Coach: Bill McNamara (

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week. Times will vary based on competitions.

Completed Athletic Participation Forms are required before tryout/practice.

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  • Stevenson 38, Lake Zurich 35

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Sep 14, 2015
    Jack Sorenson accounted for five touchdowns as the host Patriots (2-1, 1-0) held off a late rally by the Bears (0-3, 0-1) in the North Suburban Lake opener for both schools. In the first half, Sorenson threw three TD passes to Matt Norton (25, 21 and 26 yards), and also ran for a 6-yard score as SHS built a 28-7 lead. Sorenson’s fourth touchdown pass, a 44-yarder to Michael Marchese, made the score 38-21 with 7:49 remaining. Lake Zurich scored twice in 28 seconds, aided by a successful onside kickoff, and pulled within 38-35 with 1:40 to go. The Bears tried another onside kick, but it was recovered by the Patriots, who then ran out the clock. Sorenson finished the night 17-for-23 passing for 278 yards. Stevenson also received a 30-yard field goal from Peter Drozdzewicz.

  • Home Opener: SHS vs. Homewood-Flossmoor

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Sep 01, 2015

    Patriot-Head-Official-Transparent-for-WebStevenson will play host to Homewood-Flossmoor at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Stadium. Both teams are 1-0 on the season. The game will be a rematch of last season’s Class 8A state championship game, in which the Patriots prevailed, 31-25. The game also marks the fourth time the two schools have met in the past three seasons. The Vikings won in Lincolnshire in 2013, 28-21, while SHS won at H-F 33-24 in the 2014 regular season in addition to the title game in Champaign. Basic information for Friday night:

    Schedule of Games
    Sophomore game, 5 p.m.
    Varsity game, 7:30 p.m.
    (Freshman games at Homewood-Flossmoor, 9 a.m. Saturday)

    • $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Children under 5 free.
    • Admission and pass gates are located on the home (East) and visitor (West) sides.
    • NSC, Sports Boosters, and Event passes will be accepted.
    • No re-entry is allowed.

    • Night of Champions, 7 p.m., East Track
    • KISS-FM and 107.5 FM, 2-7 pm.., by East Stands
    • Freshman BBQ Bash, 6-7 p.m., behind East Stands
    • Halftime entertainment: Patriettes and SHS Marching Patriots

    Live Media Coverage
    • Live Streaming:
    • Radio: WAES-FM 88.1
    • Delayed Broadcast: 
    Comcast CN100. The game will air on Comcast Cable Channel 100 at noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, and at 7 p.m. Monday.

    Spectator Parking
    Spectators can park in any of the Stevenson parking lots. Parking lots D and E provide the easiest access to our field. There will be overflow off-site parking available at Quill Corp., which is located on Schelter Road off of Half Day Road. Buses will transport spectators to the admission gate from Quill.

    Spectator Guidelines
    • All spectators must be properly attired and must wear shirts at all times. (A sports bra is not considered a shirt).
    • Face painting is acceptable, but spectators must be recognizable.
    • Noisemakers that disrupt the game or performance are not acceptable.
    • Signs and banners are permitted so long as they stay within the realm of good sportsmanship.
    • Decisions regarding the above guidelines will be made at the discretion of the home event staff.




  • Stevenson 26, Palatine 24

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 29, 2015

    A veteran and a rookie were headliners for the Patriots in their 26-24, season-opening win at Palatine Friday night.

    The rookie was Aidan O’Connell, who had never played in a varsity game. After starting quarterback Jack Sorenson was injured on the Patriots’ first offensive play, O’Connell was thrown into action. The junior acquitted himself well, completing his first 11 passes and finishing the night 17-for-20 for 222 yards and three touchdowns. “We have a lot of faith in Aidan O’Connell,” said head coach Bill McNamara told the Daily Herald. “He has great skills. He put the ball there and made some great plays. He showed a lot of character coming off the bench and playing like that.”

    aidan oconnell at palatine 2015The veteran was senior running back Tyler Vincent, who scored two touchdowns in the first half to keep SHS in the game while it found its footing. Vincent scored on a 1-yard run after the Pirates took a 7-0 lead, then took a screen pass from O’Connell and ran it in from 46 yards out to take a brief 12-10 lead. He finished the night with 92 yards on the ground. “I knew I needed to run hard to take some pressure off of Aidan,” he told the Herald. “So I ran harder and the line did a great job of opening holes for me.”

    Palatine regained control at halftime, 17-12, but in the second half O’Connell took over. He completed 9-of-13 passes for 120 yards and two TDs, both to classmate Henry Marchese. They connected on a 48-yard pass play late in the third quarter to give Stevenson a 19-17 lead, then followed early in the fourth with an 11-yard TD to extend the lead to 26-17. "He has an incredible arm," Marchese told Pioneer Press. "Jack goes down, and the young kid came up big. I'm happy for him."

    Palatine scored with 2:35 remaining in the game to cut the deficit to 26-24, and got the ball back. But junior cornerback Piotr Niedzwiedzki preserved the win with an interception.

    SHS will play host to Homewood-Flossmoor at 7:30 p.m. Friday, in a rematch of last year’s Class 8A state championship game.

    Photo: Brian O’Mahoney/Pioneer Press

  • Eat Like a Champion

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 21, 2015

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    Players eat breakfast during training camp. (Pioneer Press photo by Ronnie Wachter)

    Everyone knows the effect that teenage boys and their ravenous appetites can wreak on a household food budget. Now, imagine trying to feed about 60 varsity football players every Wednesday night. Stevenson’s football parents have been doing just that for years during the season, and Pioneer Press talked with their leader and “head chef,” Julie Marchese.

  • Corn Roast Raises Nearly $800

    By: SHS Public Information Office | Aug 18, 2015

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    Some of the players who helped at the corn roast. (Pioneer Press photo - Christine Won)

    The football team raised $796 at its annual corn roast, held Saturday at Sunset Foods in Long Grove. Money raised will go toward team expenses such as its weekly Wednesday and Thursday night meals, and the end-of-season gift for senior players. SHS football parents also thanked Didier Farms for its support with the corn roast.