Rockets Clinch Winning Season
On Friday night, the Rocket Football team geared up to play Independence at their turf. As the first quarter kicked off, the first to score were the Rockets with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Bryson Evans to Bryce Bischler. The PAT was unsuccessful but it wouldn’t matter because Rose Hill scored another touchdown, this time by Spencer Nolan. The kick after was good, bringing the Rockets to a 13-0 lead. The lead would grow yet again when Bryce Bischler scored his second touchdown of the night on an 18-yard pass from Evans. The Bulldogs, however, would score their first touchdown of the night on a kickoff return, shortening their deficit to 20-6. Before the quarter would end, Nolan too would score his second rocket touchdown to make the game 27-6 Rockets. As the second quarter approached, the Rockets were primed and ready to take off. A 32-yard pass from Evans to Chase Green would be the first score of the quarter. Keeping pace, Keegan Beavers scored next with a 6-yard run. With the Rockets now leading 41-6 at halftime, their confidence was very high for the remainder of the game. In the 3rd quarter, Bischler scored yet another Rocket touchdown. Beavers had the same idea by scoring his second of the night next, taking the Rocket lead to 53-6 before the fourth quarter. As the final portion of the game arrived, the Rockets had one last trick up their sleeve before they finished. Scoring the last touchdown of the night was Pierce Probasco with an exceptional 100-yard interception return, concluding the game 59-6 Rockets. The Rose Hill Rockets have clinched their first winning season since the 2011 State Championship and have better yet earned the 4 seed in the 4A State Bracket. The Rocket boys have shown great improvement this year, losing their first three games, but making up for it by winning the next five. This Friday, support our Varsity Rockets as they host Mulvane in the first round of playoffs.