Stevenson earns first victory of season

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Stevenson started the season 0-2, but junior quarterback Willie Bourbon carried the Patriots to a 34-0 halftime lead Thursday. Stevenson managed to tack on a few more scores after the reserves entered the game to start the second half. 


How about the opening kickoff? As soon as Stevenson receivers Matt Morrissey and Cameron Green — both over 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds — walked onto the field, it was apparent how physically superior the Patriots were. The Michigan State-bound Morrissey had two touchdown grabs.


Bourbon didn’t touch the ball much, but he made it count when he did. His first rush of the game was a 34-yard score, and his first pass was a 20-yard touchdown to Morrissey. His final stat line was efficient: 3-for-5 passing for 30 yards and two touchdowns, and two runs that went for 51 yards and two scores.


At one point, Zion-Benton junior quarterback Doug Gates threw 10 straight incompletions with two interceptions. 


“We were a little down being 0-2 because we had some high expectations. We knew we had to work harder. Nothing is given in this game; you got to work hard and you got to earn it. When you put the work in the victories happen.”  — Stevenson senior running back Ryan Mass

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