January 14, 2011 at 6:34 PM EST - Updated June 23 at 6:04 AM
The McNicholas Rockets were honored as the FOX19 / TristateFootball.com Cincinnati Team of the Year at the Year in Review Show on Thursday at Willie's Sports Café in Mason.
After finishing 5-5 a year ago, the McNicholas Rockets entered the 2010 campaign under the radar.
A strong senior class, most of which has played together for four years, helped guide the Rockets to one of the most memorable seasons in school history and gave coaching legend Steve Klonne one final post-season party.
The 2010 campaign marked the first time since the Rockets lost to Elyria Catholic in the state championship in 1984 that they played in a state semi-final. The team picked up eight regular season wins for the first time in 25 years on their way to their third GCL Central title in four years.
Colerain, Kings, LaSalle, Middletown, North College Hill and St. Xavier were also nominated.