Eight Rams garner first-team all-conference honors

Rockford waltzed through OK Red play this football season with a record of 5-0. The Rams pounded everyone on the schedule with the exceptions of a tougher than expected 14-0 triumph over Hudsonville and a 24-14 victory over a talented West Ottawa squad. When the all conference team was announced the Rams were dominant as expected. The honors are voted on by all of the conference coaches and the coaches are precluded from voting for their own players.

The Ram defense was the driving force behind a season that has now progressed to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Division 1 semifinals and it was the defense that received the lions share of the accolades. Seniors KC Zenner (safety) and Jeff Baldwin (defensive line) led the way. Promisingly for Ram fans, three juniors were also awarded first team status. The rock solid duo of inside linebackers Brent Showers and Randy Garvin and defensive lineman Jarett Sobkowiak comprised that trio.

Injuries had a severe impact on the success of the Ram offense until the latter stages of the season, but three Ram seniors were still afforded first team honors. Running back Sam Reinke, quarterback Kyle Short and lineman Brice Dolbee all made the grade according to conference coaches.

Additionally, two other Rams were named honorable mention in punt returner Hunter Smith and running back Scott Kaule.

“We are extremely proud of all ten of these young men,” said Rockford coach Ralph Munger. “The OK Red is always a difficult path to maneuver through and to go through it undefeated is a testament to the efforts of not only these players but the entire team.”

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