TOLONO — There will be a guaranteed first in five days.
Photos from the IHSA semifinal football game between Unity and Greenville in Tolono, Ill. on . Saturday, November 17, 2012.
TOLONO — Football is a snap these days for Cameron Swearingen, but it hasn’t always been that way.
Now a senior at Unity High School, Swearingen was primarily a defensive lineman for the Rockets during the regular season in 2011.
TOLONO — Truth be told, Mitch Negangard is not a huge pumpkin pie fan.
“I’ve been burnt out on it,” Negangard said. “I’ve been eating it since I was a little kid.”
He’s had ample opportunity to sample pies.
Another record day?
Three years ago, Unity and Greenville played in a Class 3A football semifinal game. The two teams established an IHSA playoff scoring record (111 points) for their class, a mark that remains unbroken. Unity posted a 58-53 victory in the 2009 game.
Scott Hamilton’s Rockets (11-1) relied on a defense that limited previously unbeaten Williamsville to 96 yards’ total offense. The key was a ball-control offense that kept possession for 30:05 of the 48-minute game. Unity completed one pass and gained its other 194 yards on the ground.
Athletes of the Week
Recently: Kicked a 20-yard field goal at the buzzer to send the Rockets into the 3A semifinals for a fourth consecutive year. It was the third field goal of the year for a person with 51 kicking points.
Every week during the prep football season, IlliniHQ will give a wrap-up of how Illini commits and targets fared during the previous weekend's games. Here are a few notes from week 12 for the few who are still playing.
WILLIAMSVILLE — Nibbling on a chocolate chip cookie outside the visiting locker room at Paul Jenkins Field in Williamsville, Cody Payne still had a look of disbelief on his face.
Ten minutes earlier, Payne came through with one of the most clutch kicks in Unity football history.