The rematch that local football fans have been anticipating since the start of the playoffs will come to pass this Friday when Rochester hosts Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Class 4A semifinals at Rocket Booster Stadium, a 6 p.m. kickoff.

The Rockets advanced into the semifinals for the 11th time in the last 12 years that the playoffs have been held with a 57-28 victory over Freeburg Saturday, while the Cyclones thumped Breese Central, 55-14. Friday’s winner will play for the 4A state championship Friday, November 26 at 7 p.m. at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

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