It’s becoming an annual tradition in Rochester… once again, the community is celebrating a state football championship.
The Rochester Rockets pulled off a rare three-peat Friday night, winning their third straight state title, 43-18 over Rock Island Alleman. The game was close early, but Rochester held the Pioneers scoreless in the second half to seal the win.
Quarterback Austin Green threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more… despite injuring his hamstring earlier in the playoffs.
Rochester is only the fifth school in IHSA history to win three consecutive state football championships.