Ram rugby heads to Division III state championship game

Heading to the state championships is Rockford’s rugby team of (front, l–r) Marcus Flemming, Connor Smith, Jordan Loader, Matt Kuehl, Brady Gent, John Milewski, Max Macqueen, Aaron Plambeck, Logan Vermeer, Eric Pastula, Ryan Sciamanna; (middle) Adam Bursley, Andrew Barclay, Noah Carriere, Ben DeRyke, Scott Nadeau, Matt Nash, Joe Tennihill, Luke Counterman, Nic Williams, Curtis Day, Anthony Martinez, Dallas Hansen, Chris Zimmer, Jacob Wilson; (back) trainer Brooke Treadwell, Coach Brent Besemer, Zackary Nelson, Garrett Spaeth, Nate Baldwin, James Springvold, Erik Smoes, Clay Veldkamp, Bryan Ray, Kyle Pletzke, David Brower, Trevor Alferink, Brad Merritt, Ryan Siekman, Kyle Henry, Noah Taylor, Zachary Truskowski, Coach James Wood, Coach Mackenzie; (not pictured) Jacob Loader, Jim VanHattum and John Prussner.

by JAMES WOOD This season has been no walk in the park for the defending Division I state champion Rockford Rams. With the loss of more than a full starting side of seniors from their 2008 campaign, this year’s squad has had their work cut out for them right from the get go. Younger and […]