In 1995, the Devils came as close as possible without getting number two.
Saint Xavier took home the top spot that season after beating Henry Clay 26-0.
It’s something that head coach Sam Simpson remembers and tries to remind his players of daily with a special frame in the fieldhouse that has the saying "Who’s next?" in it.
That frame hangs beside the 1981 state championship team’s picture.
So will 2014 be next?
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