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The Unity Rockets rebounded from their first loss of the season Friday night by defeating Maroa-Forsyith 44-38 in overtime at Hicks Field in the Rockets’ homecoming game. Senior quarterback Taylor White passed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 122 yards and three TDs, including the game winner in overtime. White also scored on a two-point conversion that forced the extra period.
The Unity High School soccer team participated in the annual St. Teresa Tournament last week, and although they ended up on the wrong side of the decisions, the Rockets came awfully close to a pair of victories.
The Unity Rocket volleyball team got its Okaw Valley Conference schedule under way last week with matches against Monticello and St. Thomas More. The Rockets played host to the Monticello Sages on Tuesday evening at the Rocket Center and emerged with a 2-0 victory over the Sages. Thursday night, Unity went to Champaign for its first Okaw match against new conference member St. Thomas More.
The Unity boys’ cross-country team was nursing some injuries Saturday morning, but the Rockets still managed to place second at the Spartan Classic, run through the streets of St. Joseph. Coach Dike Stirrett’s squad concluded the meet with a total of 67 points, which trailed only team champion Monticello’s 55.
The Unity High School cross-country teams participated in the 37th Annual Tuscola Classic Saturday at Wimple Park, and both teams came away with second-place hardware in the team competition.
After a busy first month of the season and before the start of Okaw Valley Conference play, the Unity Rocket volleyball team had a light week last week, with only one match on the schedule. Tuesday, the Rockets journeyed to Argenta to take on former Okaw foe Argenta-Oreana.
It took almost a month for the game to go final, but the Unity Rocket soccer team registered its first win of the season last Wednesday, closing out a 4-2 triumph over Schlarman Academy in Danville. The match was started on Aug.
Every year, like the year before, the Unity Rockets face off with some of the toughest teams in the Okaw Valley Conference. But none can compare to the ongoing rivalry between the Rockets and the Monticello Sages. Led by coaches Scott Hamilton of Unity and Cully Welter of Monticello, the rivalry between the two schools has maintained a level of sportsmanship that would make any coach proud.
The Unity boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams both placed four runners in the top eight Saturday at the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Invitational. The boys returned home with the team trophy, while the girls brought back the second-place hardware.
In the girls’ race, runners from Unity and St. Joseph-Ogden dominated the top 10 places in the individual standings.
The search continues for the Unity Rocket soccer team. The Rockets had perhaps their best chances to record that elusive first victory of the season when the hosted Decatur Christian on Tuesday and traveled to St. Joseph on Thursday to face the SJO Spartans.
The Rockets started the week by losing to Monticello by a score of 7-0.