The Graham Steers suffered their first loss of the 2013 season Saturday night in the state semifinal game at Justin Northwest High School when they fell 38-14 to the No. 1 ranked Argyle Eagles.

The Eagles will play Fairfield Friday afternoon for the 3A Division II State Championship.

Graham got off to a rough start with their first several offensive possessions ending in turnovers.

The defense tried to hold strong but was ultimately unable to stop Argyle who had a short field on several drives.

Argyle did a masterful job of applying pressure, while using man coverage down the field.

This made only the shortest throws their sole defensive weakness, which they made up for by flying to the ball after completions.

Though it was a tough loss and end to the season for the Steers, they are a large part of the golden era of Graham football that has seen three region championships in five years.

Carthage is the only other 3A team that can lay claim to this feat over the last half decade.

The 2013 Steers broke many school records on their way to a 14-1 season that will forever be remembered in the lore of Graham High School football.

For the full story on the Steers unforgettable 2013 season, and Saturday's game, pick up the midweek copy of the Graham Leader.


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