Rams win fourth consecutive football district championship

Ryan Hartley (#6) finds a hole in the line and runs for a first down.	Photo by TOM SCOTT

Rockford defense shines as offense explodes  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER According to Head Coach Ralph Munger, when the Rams have a good week in practice, things go well in the game. The Rams had a good week in practice last week. Rockford took little time asserting their dominance over Grand Ledge in the […]

Rams varsity football improves to 3-1

Ryan Hartley darts around the end of the offensive line. Hartley scored two touchdowns Friday night.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Defense shines in first half  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER  Ryan Hartley darts around the end of the offensive line. Hartley scored two touchdowns Friday night. Photo by JIM COOPER An undefeated West Ottawa Panthers football team paid a visit to the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16, to face the Rams […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rams lose football opener to Lowell

The Rams attempt their signature starburst kickoff return.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Injuries hamper team’s efforts  by JIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER The last time the Rockford Rams and the Lowell Red Arrows met on the gridiron, it was November 9, 1973. The country was being rocked by the Watergate scandal. Memories of the Vietnam War were fresh in the nation’s minds. The number one song in […]