As the Rock Falls Rockets try to build the football program under Kevin Parker, there’s one thing the fourth-year head coach has learned to appreciate more than anything else: his players’ versatility.

In the Big Northern Conference, there are no weeks off. The Rock Falls Rockets are finding that out firsthand.After losses to Stillman Valley, Winnebago, Rockford Lutheran and Genoa-Kingston the last four weeks, defending Class 3A state champion Byron is on tap this Friday night.

Coming off a tough loss last week at home, Genoa-Kingston was chomping at the bit to get back on the field in Week 5. The Cogs took control from the start Friday night at Hinders Field, beating Rock Falls 58-6 after completely dominating the first half.