Lubenow to play football at Ferris State

Brandon Lubenow

by RANDY GREGORY Brandon Lubenow, a 2012 Rockford graduate, became the latest Ram football player to finalize his plans for the upcoming season. After traveling to Big Rapids to meet with new Bulldog Coach Tony Annese recently, Lubenow strutted his stuff and left with an invitation to become a member of this year’s Ferris State […]

Rockford boys end up second at OK Red conference meet

Drew Woznick edges out Austin Benoit for first place in the 1,600-meter finals of the OK Red conference meet held at West Ottawa on Friday, May 11.

by RANDY GREGORY Beating East Kentwood was going to be a nigh unto impossible task for the boys track team from Rockford at the OK Red conference meet at West Ottawa on Friday, May 11. Things played out pretty much as expected as the Falcons rang up 190.5 points to the Rams’ 130.5. The two […]

Rams football falls to Detroit Catholic Central

Brandon Lubenow provides the only major highlight for Rockford when he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Shamrocks too much in semifinals  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Things looked good early for the Rockford Rams football team on Saturday, Nov. 19, as Brandon Lubenow returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Then a Steven Mette field goal on the Rams’ second possession put them up by 10. Then things […]

Rockford bursts past Holt, wins football battle of the Rams

Brandon Lubenow scores his second touchdown of the game after receiving a pass from Kyle Short.	Photo by JIM COOPER

by TIM COOPER Not since 2002 had the Rockford Rams lost two games in a row. Rockford hadn’t gone 0-2 to start a season since 1978. Only four times since 1950 have they dropped the first two games of the year. After a week one loss to Lowell, and the perennial state power Holt Rams […]

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 […]