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2020 Unity Rocket football schedule unveiled

Unity players celebrate a touchdown in their 2019 home game against St. Joseph-Ogden. The Rockets went on to a 8-1 regular season finish after shutting out the Spartans, 20-0. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

This year's Unity football team will be well-prepared for any game in the midst of and hostile high school football environment they may find themselves in this playoff season.

The 2020 football schedule is heavy, and we mean heavy on road games this fall. The Rockets list just three opportunities in the first nine games for fans to fill the seats at Hicks Field in the schedule announced by the Illinois High School Association earlier this week.

Finishing 9-2 last season, Unity will not host their first home contest until September 11 when the face Prairie Central. Two weeks later, the Spartans of Olympia will venture into town looking for the win before the UHS goes into battle in three consecutive road games, including a long haul to Pierce City, Missouri, before senior night on October 23.

Anchored by strong, well-condition wall of linemen on both sides of the ball, head coach Scott Hamilton led the team to a 1-1 postseason record in the program's first Class 4A playoff appearance in school history.

Last November, Unity blasted Clinton at home with a first-round 42-14 victory and fell to McNamara on the road in Week 2 action, 31-6. The Rockets, with an enrollment of 550, will likely be on the 3A-4A bubble again this fall.

2020 Unity Football Schedule

Aug 28 7:00 Away Illinois Valley Central
Sep 4 7:00 Away Pontiac
Sep 11 7:00 Home Prairie Central
Sep 18 7:00 Away St. Joseph-Ogden
Sep 25 7:00 Home Olympia
Oct 2 7:00 Away Monticello
Oct 10 1:00 Away Pierce City, MO.
Oct 16 7:00 Away Rantoul
Oct 23 7:00 Home Central Catholic

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