STEVENSVILLE — St. Joseph wasn't about to let another lead slip away against arch rival Lakeshore.

The Bears' defense came up big, stopping the Lancers on their final three possessions to hang on to a 17-14 victory in Friday's Division 3 district championship football game. The win avenged a 35-28 regular season defeat, and gave St. Joseph its first district title since 2015.

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