Richmond-Burton hosted Joliet Catholic for their IHSA Class 4A semifinal football game on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Richmond-Burton High School in Richmond. Joliet Catholic won 35-18 and delivered Richmond-Burton their first loss in three seasons.
Richmond-Burton did a masterful job of keeping the ball out of Joliet Catholic's hands for the first half. But the Hilltoppers got their offense rolling in the second half and defeated the Rockets, 35-18, in their Class 4A playoffs semifinal game on Saturday.
Richmond-Burton has played strong defense all season, allowing only 123 points in 12 games. The Rockets will see the best offense of the season with Joliet Catholic's juggernaut in Saturday's semifinals.