2023 Unity Rockets Football Schedule

TOLONO - The Unity football team opens its 30th season under head coach Scott Hamilton at Hicks Field on Friday, August 25th against Prairie Central. The Hawks, who ran last season's conference table with a perfect 8-0 record, look to avenge their 14-0 Class 3A quarterfinal loss to the Rockets.

After a home game with St. Joseph-Ogden the following week and a road game with Illinois Valley Central, Unity will host last year's Class 2A state champs St. Teresa in a non-conference affair on September 15.

The Rockets will finish the schedule alternating three away and two home games. The team's last home game and Senior Night will be on October 13 against Paxton-Buckley Loda.

See complete schedule and school information below.

Unity wide receiver Jay Saunders goes up for a pass during first half action against Illinois Valley Central. Grey Ghost Andrew Burwell broke up the long pass play but it did not stop the Rockets from rolling to a 62-20 win on September 9, 2022, in their highest scoring game of the season. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Junior varsity quarterback Ryan Rink runs the ball on a keeper in the fourth quarter, putting another six points on the scoreboard against IVC in 2022. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

Sophomore Dallas Hollingsworth blocks while seeing fourth quarter action against the Grey Ghosts. Look for the 6'1", 300-pound lineman to be a major asset for the Rockets in the upcoming season. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

2023 Unity High School Football Schedule

Aug 25 - Prairie Central - 7:00 - Home
Sep 1 - St. Joseph-Ogden - 7:00 - Home
Sep 8 - Illinois Valley Central - 7:00 - Away
Sep 15 - St. Teresa - 7:00 - Home
Sep 22 - Central Catholic - 7:00 - Away
Sep 29 - Pontiac - 7:00 - Home
Oct 6 - Rantoul - 7:00 - Away
Oct 13 - Paxton-Buckley-Loda - 7:00 - Home
Oct 20 - Monticello - 7:00 - Away

School Information

Unity High School
1127 County Rd. 800N
Tolono, IL 61880
Phone: 217-485-6230
Fax: 217-485-6220
School Web Site: www.unityrockets.com
Athletic Web Site: 8to18.com

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  • Nickname: Rockets
    Colors: Maroon/White
    Conference: Illini Prairie
    Enrollment: 516

    Superintendent: Andrew Larson - larsona@unity.k12.il.us
    Phone: 217-485-6510

    Principal: Bill Behrends - behrendsb@unity.k12.il.us

    Athletic Director: Scott Hamilton - hamilton@unity.k12.il.us
    Phone: 217-485-6735 ... Fax: 217-485-6220

    Boys Football Head Coach: Scott Hamilton - hamilton@unity.k12.il.us