Football

Three more players sign with colleges

Three more Unity High School football players have signed their letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Cale Shonkwiler and Max Graham signed letters of intent to play at St. Ambrose University, and Jacob Martin signed a letter of intent to play at Eureka College.


Migut signs with West Point

Unity High School had a first last week as Steven Migut signed his letter of intent to play football at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
In addition to West Point, Migut had considered McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.; and Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.


Miebach signs with St. Ambrose University

Unity High School senior Ethan Miebach signed his letter of intent last Wednesday to play football for St. Ambrose University.
Miebach will be playing at the linebacker position for the Fighting Bees in Davenport, Iowa. He plans to major in accounting.

Read the full story in the Feb. 1 issue of The County Star.


Football skill camp planned

Unity football will host a skill camp for students in grades fourth through eighth focusing on skill development for quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
The clinic is for development of skills that will be needed to succeed on the field. Current Unity coaches, players and alums will assist with the camp.


Unity football ties for Illini Prairie championship, earns 24th straight playoff bid

Many people that follow high school football in the area felt that 2017 would be an “all in” year for the Unity Rockets. Head Coach Scott Hamilton’s Rockets were prepared to enter a new conference, the Illini Prairie, comprised of schools from the former Okaw Valley and Corn Belt conferences. Unity was returning 21 seniors, many who were playing their second (or third) year on the varsity.


Ethan Miebach chosen to play in Shrine All-Star game

Unity High School senior Ethan Miebach has been selected to play in the 44th annual Illinois Shrine All-Star Football Game, which will be played on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Tucci Stadium on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.


More postseason honors roll in for Unity fall sports

The fall sports postseason awards continue to come in for Unity High School student-athletes. More honors have been announced for members of the Rockets’ volleyball, football and girls’ cross-country teams.

Read the full story in the Dec. 14 issue of The County Star.


Migut named to Class 4A All-State team by IHSA

Unity High School senior Steven Migut has been selected to the Class 4A All-State football team by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association for the 2017 season.


Herrin eliminates Unity from playoffs, 33-18

The Herrin Tigers used a punishing ground game behind an offensive line that outweighed Unity’s front four by almost 30 pounds per man, on their way to a 33-18 victory over the Rockets in a Class 4A second-round playoff game Saturday at the Harrison-Bruce Sports Complex in Herrin.


Rockets open playoff run with emotional victory over Pontiac

The Unity Rockets football team knew they were up for a challenge last week, preparing for their first-round Class 4A playoff game against the Pontiac Indians. The Rockets had defeated Pontiac 38-14 during the second week of the season.


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