Rochester has done it again.
The Rockets have won an unprecedented fourth straight state title, the first public school in Illinois to do so. The Rockets capped off a nearly-perfect season with a 16-8 victory over Geneseo in the Class 4A title game, heard live here on 970 WMAY.
The victory made history in more ways than one. Coach Derek Leonard became part of the first father-son combo to coach separate teams in IHSA football championship games in the same year, as dad Ken Leonard is also vying for a state title with his Sacred Heart-Griffin Cyclones.