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Moline celebrated together in the school cafeteria. The team ordered food and hosted a watch party with the players and their families.
âThey were excited,â Morrissey said. âThese guys have been looking forward to this moment for a while. There was a lot of energy here. It was really just a culture of all the hard work they put into this season. And now we can focus on the playoffs.
If Moline can handle the business, the Maroons would get the winner from Young (7-2) and Willowbrook (6-3).
Just a few miles away, at Brandon’s Pub, the Rock Island High School football team was on edge.
The Rocks weren’t sure where they would be playing next weekend. But after recording a 56-26 victory over Quincy on Friday, the Rocks earned their all-important sixth victory.
Rock Island’s 42 playoff points, four more than Springfield, did the rest. The Rocks will play at home in the first round of the 6A playoffs.
âIt’s awesome,â said Rock Island coach Ben Hammer. âThis is the second time we’ve been able to host a playoff game since I’ve been on Rock Island and it’s a great opportunity to play in front of our local fans and our community. We have a lot of support. “
It has been a season of emotional ups and downs for Rock Island, which has seen some big wins and losses. But on Saturday, the Rocks’ hard work paid off. They did what they had set out to do from week one.