Rochester wins 5th straight Illinois high school football title


by Jeff Fisher

Rochester is now just two titles away from tying now-closed Driscoll Catholic‘s Illinois record of winning seven straight state football titles.  The Rockets won their fifth straight Friday night with a 49-28 win over Phillips (12-2) from Chicago.

Rochester (12-2) was led by junior quarterback Dan Zeigler, who completed 17 of 31 passes for 302 yards and three touchdowns.  Senior running back Evan Sembell added 177 yards on the ground with two touchdowns.  For the game, the Rockets put up 525 yards in total offense

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.