Jacksonville Routt and Springfield Lutheran have approved a Football Co-Op, effective for the 2018 season. According to reports, the team will play as the Routt Rockets and remain in the Western Illinois Valley Conference North. The move extends Routt Head Coach Heath Wilson with a deeper roster to work with.
Lutheran approved the agreement at a board meeting on Monday. Routt’s board approved the agreement Friday. The proposal to Co-Op Routt/Lutheran for football must still be approved by the IHSA and both school’s conferences before going into effect.
Springfield Lutheran, who is a part of the MSM conference, has never had a football team.