Football

Miebach passes for record 436 yards in win

The Unity Rockets set up a conference championship showdown with Bloomington Central Catholic, and junior quarterback Evan Miebach broke two school records for passing yards in a game as the Rockets defeated Rantoul 56-28 Friday night at Hicks Field in Tolono.


Rockets go for win No. 7 Friday at St. Thomas More

The Unity Rockets, with a playoff berth assured for the 24th consecutive year, will go into the final third of their 2017 football season this Friday evening by playing the St. Thomas More Sabers at 7 p.m. in Champaign. Unity and STM have had a brief rivalry on the gridiron since the Champaign school opened in 2002, but so far, it’s been all Rockets on the scoreboard.


Rockets down Sages to clinch 24th straight playoff berth

For the 24th consecutive year, the Unity Rockets will be going to the Illinois High School


Rockets’ JV posts 3rd win of season

The Unity junior varsity football team played less than a half against St. Joseph-Ogden Monday night before weather forced the cancellation of the rest of the game, but it was more than enough time for the Rockets to post a 39-6 win over the Spartans, their third win without a loss this season.


JFL Rockets swept by Decatur Catholic, split with Monticello

The regular season is coming to a close for the Unity Junior Football League teams.
The Young Rockets played their final home games last Saturday against Monticello and will conclude their 2017 campaigns with three straight road trips to Shelbyville, Maroa-Forsyth and Clinton.


Rockets get ready for first-ever meeting with Olympia Spartans

This Friday night, the Unity Rockets will take on the Olympia High School Spartans in an Illini Prairie Conference football game at Olympia, which is located near the town of  Stanford, southwest of the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal.


It’s a celebration: Unity blanks SJO 41-0 to go 4-0

It wasn’t playing over the public address system, but in somebody’s head, Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” was playing at Hicks Field last Friday night following the Unity-St. Joseph-Ogden high school football game. After all, for Unity fans at least, there was plenty to celebrate.


Unity 5th, 6th grades come close at Tuscola

The Unity JFL fifth-and sixth-grade team played its first official road game of the season on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Tuscola. The young Rockets opened the season with a game against Arcola, which was played at Judah Christian School’s artificial turf field in Champaign, but Unity was listed as the home team.


Unity to celebrate homecoming this Friday against St. Joseph-Ogden

This week, Unity High School will celebrate homecoming by hosting the Spartans of St. Joseph-Ogden High School in the annual football game at Hicks Field. The Rockets come into the game with a 3-0 record, both overall and in the Illini Prairie Conference, while SJO suffered its first setback of the season last Friday in a 59-39 home loss to Bloomington Central Catholic.


Top-ranked Rockets get by Prairie Central, 28-20, for 3rd straight win

Since ascending to the top spot in the Associated Press’ Class 3A football poll last Wednesday, the Unity Rockets knew that the bullseye would be firmly attached, and every team on the schedule would have that target squarely in their sights.


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