REDFORD, Mich. -- The past two seasons, 2012 linebacker commit James Ross (Orchard Lake, Mich./St. Mary's Prep) has come within touching distance of his childhood dream of winning a football state championship.
And both seasons, his team has fallen short.
In 2009, the Eaglets lost to East Grand Rapids, 24-21. In 2010, St. Mary's fell again to the same team, 35-27.