Buffalo Grove board honors state champs from Stevenson

Updated 1/8/2015 11:03 AM

The Stevenson High School state champion football team racked up another honor this week, when the Buffalo Grove village board recognized the squad for its accomplishments.

"Many of us have children who have gone through or are going through Stevenson, and we have been waiting for this for years and decades," Village President Jeffrey Braiman said of the championship season.

Several members of the team attended the village board meeting, along with coaches. They received a Golden Buffalo from the village president, who quipped, "I know that the medal that you got for being champions was impressive, but, believe me, this is even more impressive. I'm sure you will wear this as often as you will those."

Wide receiver Cameron Green called the honor "wonderful."

"We're very lucky to have this and very grateful for all those people supporting us," said Green, a senior who plans to continue his football career next year at Northwestern University.

"We've been waiting for this for a long time, and to have our community support behind us, that's definitely a huge thing," senior running back Jack Joseph added. "We're grateful to have that. Definitely, tonight was very special."

Coach Bill McNamara talked about the community's support for his team.

"One of the great things about our football team is when we run out on the field, the number of community members from Buffalo Grove that are in the stands supporting us," he said. "After the game, one of the greatest feelings was knowing that we were bringing the state championship home to our communities. I'm very proud of our boys."

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