Stevenson’s football players haven’t played a lot of football this season.
That trend continued Friday when the No. 2 Patriots’ game at No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor was postponed after a weather delay of about an hour. The teams are scheduled to make up the game at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in Flossmoor.
A week earlier, Stevenson played less than 16 minutes before being awarded a 35-0 win over Indian Trail (Wisconsin) on another stormy night. H-F also endured a delay in Week 1, but was able to play a full game en route to a 48-0 shutout of Harlan.
This time around, H-F athletic director Dan Vosnos said the schools’ administrators decided to postpone if the game couldn’t be started by 9 p.m.
“They wanted to stay later, but they agreed to 9 o’clock,” Vosnos said. “We have a huge Flossmoor Festival going on in town, so a lot of our issues are based on how much safety and security we can have here.”
Stevenson coach Bill McNamara wasn’t happy to head home without playing. The Patriots endured a 2.5-hour bus ride to Flossmoor in Friday rush hour traffic slowed by the crowds headed to Allstate Arena for a Garth Brooks show.
“We’re going to be on the bus almost eight hours in 24 hours,” McNamara said. “Yeah, we were willing to play [Friday]. …”We’re fortunate to have great senior leadership. They understand the process. The process is we get to come back tomorrow focused and ready to play some good football.”