Jim Cooper

Rams win fourth consecutive football district championship

November 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rockford defense shines as offense explodes  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Ryan Hartley (#6) finds a hole in the line and runs for a first down. Photo by TOM SCOTT 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 [...]

Rams varsity football improves to 3-1

September 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 in a highly anticipated matchup between the two OK Red [...]

Rams halt Buccaneers

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Offensive lineman Ivy Johnson fulfills a lifelong dream by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night. Photo by JIM COOPER 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 [...]

Rockford bursts past Holt, wins football battle of the Rams

September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

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

Rams lose football opener to Lowell

September 1, 2011 // 0 Comments

Injuries hamper team’s efforts  by JIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER The Rams attempt their signature starburst kickoff return. Photo by JIM COOPER 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. [...]
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