Positive signs for Hamilton, Unity

Positive signs for Hamilton, Unity

Among active area football coaches, Unity’s Scott Hamilton is the most successful once getting his teams into the quarterfinal round.

Entering Saturday’s Class 3A game (2 p.m.) at Williamsville, Hamilton’s Rockets have won eight consecutive quarterfinal contests.

Overall, his teams are 8-2 when attempting to reach the semifinals.

Hamilton’s overall postseason record is 37-18.

The area’s active coach with the most quarterfinal appearances (13) is St. Joseph-Ogden’s Dick Duval. Overall, the area school that has fared the best in quarterfinal games (with a minimum of six played) is Arcola with a 10-2 record.

Hamilton’s Rockets have qualified for the playoffs all 19 years of his tenure at the school. This is the 11th year he has guided Unity to at least the quarterfinal round.

The Hamilton postseason era
YEAR    W-L    FINISH
1994    0-1    Lost in first round
1995    0-1    Lost in first round
1996    2-1    Lost in quarterfinals
1997    2-1    Lost in quarterfinals
1998    1-1    Lost in second round
1999    3-1    Lost in semifinals
2000    4-1    Lost in 2A finals
2001    0-1    Lost in first round
2002    1-1    Lost in second round
2003    3-1    Lost in semifinals
2004    3-1    Lost in semifinals
2005    4-1    Lost in 3A finals
2006    1-1    Lost in second round
2007    1-1    Lost in second round
2008    0-1    Lost in first round
2009    4-1    Lost in 3A finals
2010    3-1    Lost in semifinals
2011    3-1    Lost in semifinals
2012    2-0    Playing in quarterfinals
Total    37-18    Three title-game appearances
 

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