Stevenson’s offense took its shots. When it mattered most, Palatine had all of the answers.
Three defensive red-zone stands and four turnovers told the story for the Pirates, who scored 14 unanswered second-half points to knock off the Patriots 28-20 in Friday’s nonconference opener in Lincolnshire.
“We were relentless,” said Palatine senior Johnny O’Shea, who grabbed one of 3 interceptions on the night for the Pirates. “We’ve been practicing a lot of goal-line situations. We just had to do it.”