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|Rochester Beats Geneseo for 4A Title
|DEKALB, Ill. (AP) 00 Running back Drake Berberet rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns as Rochester held off Geneseo for a 16-8 win in Friday's Illinois Class 4A state championship game.
Rochester (13-1) became the first Illinois public school to win four consecutive state titles.
Geneseo (12-2) pulled within a score on Rayce Singbush's 2-yard run with 5:44 left in the game. But the Rockets managed to run out the clock.
Rochester opened scoring, helped by a Geneseo penalty. The Rockets attempted a second-quarter, 35-yard field goal that fell short, but that drive was kept alive when Geneseo was penalized for roughing the kicker. Rochester got the ball on the 9 yard line, and two plays later Berberet ran it in for a touchdown.
Singbush led Geneseo with 66 yards on 15 carries.