June 27, 2017

Unity 2017 Football Schedule

Coming off a 9-3 finish in its final season as a member of the now defunct Okaw Valley Conference, Unity returns to action August 25 with the dynamic duo senior quarterback Steven Migut and running back Keaton Eckstein to lead Rockets' 2017 offensive campaign.

Keaton Eckstein takes a handoff in warm-ups before the start of Unity's non-conference game against Red Hill. The Rockets picked up their third win of the season after a 49-7 victory over the Salukis on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Eckstein finished the game with 57 yards on 8 carries and a pair of touchdowns. Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks

With five members of the former Corn Belt Conference now apart of the new Illini Prairie Conference, Unity will have some pretty big fish swimming in their pond to fry. With the first two home games scheduled against the #2 and #3 largest schools in the league, in will be imperative that the Rockets kick off the season firing on all cylinders starting with the opener against Illinois Valley Central and followed by Pontiac the following week.

The three games that you can't miss if you are Unity fan are the week 4 when they host St. Joseph-Ogden for their annual rivalry game along with another home game two weeks later against Monticello. It is fitting that Bloomington Central Catholic, the third game you can't miss, is the regular season finale and an exciting one it could turn out to be with the Saints hoping to reek vengeance on a one point loss to the Rockets 12 months earlier.

Eckstein gobbled up 205 all-purpose yards, 140 rushing at a rate 6.7 yards per carry, at Hicks Field while a tenacious Ethan Miebach, who was the second leading tackler, made 12 defensive stops in that game.

Below is the 2017 schedule. All games are scheduled for a 7pm start.

2017 Unity Football Schedule
Aug 25 - 7:00 -- Home vs Illinois Valley Central
Sep   1 - 7:00 -- Home vs Pontiac
Sep   8 - 7:00 -- Away at Prairie Central
Sep 15 - 7:00 -- Home vs St. Joseph-Ogden
Sep 22 - 7:00 -- Away at Olympia
Sep 29 - 7:00 -- Home vs Monticello
Oct   6 - 7:00 -- Away at St. Thomas More
Oct 13 - 7:00 -- Home vs Rantoul
Oct 20 - 7:00 -- Away at Bloomington Central Catholic


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