Athletics, Park Forest, Schools

Rich East Rockets Roll Over Urbana Tigers 36-6

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Urbana High School’s Ellijah Rodgers is taken down by Rich East’s Davon Lumpkins in the first quarter Friday. (Photo: Rick Danzl via @REHSFootball on Twitter)

Urbana, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Rich East Rockets scored a solid win over the Urbana Tigers 36-6 Friday in Urbana, Illinois. After a scoreless first half, the Rockets put up 28 points in the 3rd quarter to the Tigers’ 6.

Those six points were all the Tigers could muster. The Rockets notched another 8 points in the 4th quarter to finish the game with a solid 36.

On what may be the understatement of the game, head coach Cornell Middlebrook responded to a request for comment with a simple, “Varsity won 36-6.”

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Students on a fan bus heading for Urbana on Friday saw the Rockets defeat the Tigers 36-6. (Photo: @REHS_athletics on Twitter)

The school sponsored a fan bus that left from Rich East at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Kick-off for the game was scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

Rich East High School sponsored a fan bus that was scheduled to leave from the school Friday at 3:30 p.m.

The Rockets’ home opener will be Saturday, September 1. The sophomores are scheduled to kick-off at 10 a.m., with varsity putting foot-to-the-ball at 12:00 Noon. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for those 6-18. Children 5 and under may enter free.

The official schedule for Rocket Football: