Rams travel to Utica Eisenhower to kick off 2013



It will be a lengthy trip and in an unexpected venue, but the excitement of the start of another football season is always special to Rockford. Originally slated to begin the season in the incredible venue that is Ford Field in Detroit as part of the Forgotten Harvest Classic, the Rams now find the game being moved up a day and being contested on the home field of their originally scheduled opponent. The Rams will now square off with Utica Eisenhower on Friday, August 30 at 6:00 P.M. in Utica. The freshmen will kickoff at 12:00 Noon and the jayvees will commence at 2:30 P.M. also in Utica.

“It really doesn’t have any effect on us as coaches where we play the game,’ said Rockford head varsity coach Ralph Munger. “It is a disappointment for the players for sure but we will still be playing the game against the same team just in a different spot. They will still be a formidable opponent made even more formidable by playing on their home field while we travel across the state.”

Utica Eisenhower is a team that experienced even more turnover than Rockford did last year with few starters returning. That is eased somewhat for the Eagles though as they bring up an undefeated junior varsity team from last year as well. They are led by second-year head coach Chris Smith and senior quarterback Dan Chmielewski. Chmielewski was a wide receiver his first two years for Eisenhower but is returning to the quarterback spot for his senior season. Sound familiar? Chmielewski has already committed to the University of Michigan, but for baseball.

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