Dominating first half propels Rockets

Dominating first half propels Rockets

Unity    51
Meridian    13

MACON — Top-ranked Unity took control with a dominating first half to stay unbeaten.

Defensive linemen Tyler Crowl, Christian Whicker and Anthony Vasquez made life miserable for the hosts. Vasquez had six tackles and four sacks, Crowl had six tackles and two sacks and Whicker had four tackles.

“Going into the season, we figured they would be one of our strengths,” Unity coach Scott Hamilton said. “The front-three guys have played really hard and have improved. They were our meal ticket on defense.”

Connor Grace rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns and Justin Deters added 133 yards rushing and four touchdowns for the Rockets, who gained 484 yards on the ground.

Mitchell Snodgrass caught a 26-yard touchdown pass.

“We got off to a good start,” Hamilton said, “and we were pretty balanced again.”

Okaw Valley Black
TEAM       CONF.    OVERALL
Monticello     0    0    3    0
Unity    0    0    3    0
St. Teresa     0    0    2    1
Clinton    0    0    1    2
Sullivan/Okaw Valley    0    0    1    2
Shelbyville     0    0    0    3
NEXT FRIDAY’S GAMES
Clinton at Meridian
Argenta-Oreana at St. Teresa
Tuscola at Monticello
Warrensburg-Latham at Shelbyville
Central A&M at Sullivan/Okaw Valley
Maroa-Forsyth at Unity


 

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emailfunstuff wrote on September 17, 2013 at 11:09 am

Hello Everyone


I really enjoy watching this football team. One concern that i do have is that our regular season scheduele is not tough enough to prepare us for the IHSA Playoffs.  To test our kids would we not be better off setting up some games against some top programs?  I did some research.  Last year our team lost to ACS. When I looked at the ACS scheduele they play Montini - Montini has multiple 5 A state championshiphs, they play St Francis a 5 A Power house, Marmion,  They are playing many teams come froms schools that are 3, 4, and 5 times their size.  I think we should look at setting up games with some of the powerhouse teams in the state like a Montini early in the season so that the coaching staff can tell what type of team we have before we go into the playoffs. THis would raise our level of play