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A game-by-game breakdown of the fall 2021 Unity football season, as described in the words of 28th-year Rockets coach Scott Hamilton and some of his players.

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.

He'll coach in his sixth state championship game Friday evening. But before he tries to guide Unity football to its first-ever state title when the Rockets play Byron at 4 p.m. at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb, veteran coach Scott Hamilton caught up with Sports Editor Matt Daniels:

When will Unity leave for state title game? What uniforms will they wear? What's up with their helmet stickers? Sports editor Matt Daniels attempts to answer these questions and more ahead of Friday afternoon's showdown with Byron