Tolono Unity vs. Byron in the 3A State Football title game at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.

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Jeff and Marguerite Rawdin were happy to be rooting on grandson Cale and the Unity Rockets on Friday in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity High seniors Emma Bleecher, left, and Elise Swastorm prepares for Friday’s game at the tailgate tent in the parking lot in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity fans showed their spirit during Friday’s loss to Byron in the Class 3A title game at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

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Just like Whoville after being ransacked by the Grinch, supporters of Unity High football weren’t about to let a loss in Friday’s state championship game ruin their vibe.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Chance Ingleman, right and Blake Kimball (2) hug near the end of the 4th quarter as Unity fell short with the final score of 35-7 agains…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity head coach Scott Hamilton talks to the team in front of their fans after the game as they fell short against Bryon with a final score of…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity raise their helmets after the 3A state title game held at NIU in DeKalb on Nov. 26th.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Chance Ingleman (79) gets a medal during the trophy ceremony as Unity gets the runner up trophy at the 3A state title game on Friday Nov…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Players on the Unity football team raise up the Class 3A state runner-up trophy following the Rockets’ 35-7 loss to Byron on Friday night. It …

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity football team pose for a group photo with the runner up trophy on Friday Nov. 26th after falling short to Byron at NIU in DeKalb with a …

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Signs that have Unity football players names and numbers sit outside the tailgate tent at the 3A state game held at NIU in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Emma Bleacher, black jacket, and Elise Swastorm both seniors at Unity look for Unity shakers at the tail gate tent held in the parking lot in …

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Brennan Harris (08) warms up before the start of the 3A state title game Friday Nov. 26th while taking on Bryon at NIU in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity players dogpile before the start of the state championship game against Byron on Nov. 26 at Northern Illinois’ Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Kyus Root (47) tries to block a pass during the first half of the 3A state title game against Byron at NIU in DeKalb on Friday Nov. 26th.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity junior running back Matt Brown is met by two Byron defenders during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship game at Huskie Stadium on…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity wide receiver Dillon Rutledge turns up field after hauling in a reception in front of a Byron defender during Friday’s Class 3A state ch…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity football player looks in during the first quarter of the game Friday Nov. 26th while taking on Byron in the 3A state finals game.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity junior defensive end Kyus Root (47) rushes toward Byron quarterback Braden Smith during Friday night’s Class 3A state title game. The Ro…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity fans cheer after a touchdown in the second quarter of the 3A state title game against Byron held at NIU in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unnity dance team dances during the 3A state title game half time held at NIU in Dekalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity head coach Scott Hamilton argues a call that was ruled a complete pass by Byron that looked to be out of bounds on Friday Nov. 26th duri…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Austin McDaniel (57) tries to block a pass in the second quarter Nov. 26th while taking on Byron at the 3A state title game Nov. 26th at…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity senior quarterback Blake Kimball lets go of a pass attempt after finding an open receiver downfield late in the first half of Friday nig…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

unity3A11.26.21statefootball

unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Dillon Rutledge (11) catches the ball in the endzone for a touchdown at the end of second quarter Friday Nov. 26th while taking on Bryon…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity junior cornerback Camden Mette wraps up Byron quarterback Braden Smith for a tackle during Friday night’s Class 3A state championship ga…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity fans try to pump up the team in the 4th quarter at the 3A state championship game at NIU in DeKalb on Friday Nov. 26th.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Blake Kimball (2) tries to pass the ball in the 4th quarter while being defend by Byron defender Friday Nov. 26th at NIU in DeKalb.

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity football team huddle after turning over the ball on downs in the 4th quarter Friday Nov. 26th while taking on Byron at NIU in DeKalb dur…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity Matt Brown (32) runs the ball in the 4th quarter and gains some yards before being tackled by Byron in the 3A state championship game at…

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unity3A11.26.21statefootball

Unity teammates Damian Knoll (15) and Karson Richardson (56) embrace late in the 4th quarter as Unity came up short of a victory with a final …