It’s been a long time coming.
That’s the attitude of the seniors on the Stephenville football team concerning an outright district championship.
The Yellow Jackets (7-2, 6-0) secured at least a share of the District 8-4A title with last week’s 49-21 win against Arlington Seguin, matching the accomplishment of the 2006 team that split a league championship with Aledo and Everman.
Now they look to surpass that achievement and match what the 2005 Jackets did - win a title outright.
Stephenville, which is currently on a seven-game win streak, makes its bid for the outright crown at Crowley Friday. A win or an Everman loss to Granbury would seal it.
Nobody in camp Stephenville is counting on an Everman loss - the Jackets would much rather win and secure the championship on their own.
“I don’t want to share anything,” Stephenville head coach Joseph Gillespie said following last Friday’s win. “I want to go to Crowley and take care of business and bring the crown back to Stephenville where it belongs.”
The key to the district run thus far was a resounding 44-17 win against an Everman team that held a four-game win streak against Stephenville and entered the 8-4A match-up on Oct. 16 having won five straight games by an average of 35.8 points.
Three weeks later, the Jackets are honing in on making the 8-4A crown all their own.
The senior Yellow Jackets shared their thoughts on what an outright district title would mean to them. Their quotes are shared below.