Rockford football wins playoff opener

Brady Gent fends off a Panther defender. Gent had two touchdowns in his 115-yard effort.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Rams defeat West Ottawa for second time  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER With the grueling OK Red conference schedule in the rearview mirror, the Rockford Rams began their drive to a state championship on Friday, Oct. 28. The 8-1 Rams’ first opponent in the MHSAA Division I football playoffs would be the 6-3 Panthers […]

Rams halt Buccaneers

Offensive lineman Ivy Johnson fulfills a lifelong dream by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night.	Photo by JIM COOPER

by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Good things don’t always come in small packages. As running back Brady Gent was about to score his fourth touchdown to cap off a brilliant night, no one expected to see the ball pop out of his sure hands. Even more unexpected was big offensive lineman Ivy Johnson falling […]

Rams wrestlers ground Falcons

Tyler VanRooyen runs a turk on his opponent from Bedford. Photo by JIM COOPER

VanRooyen only Ram in finals at Holt tournament  by TIM COOPER The Rams fell behind the East Kentwood Falcons early in their dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Matt Franklin put his Falcons up 6-0 when he pinned Rockford’s Danny Apkarian early in the first period of their 160-pound match. Rockford tied the scored at […]

Second-half offensive spark pushes Rockford past West Ottawa

Brady Gent plows through the West Ottawa defense for 152 yards and three touchdowns.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Rams district champs With his team trailing 13-7 at halftime, Coach Ralph Munger had one question for his players: “Is this how you want your season to end?” The Rams, who had sputtered throughout the first half, opened the second half with a resounding “No” when Zach Schmuck returned the kickoff to the Rockford 40-yard […]