“Short” end of the straw for Ram senior

By Randy Gregory   Kyle Short was poised for a big year in his senior campaign at Rockford High School. Having already competed at the varsity level for two years in both football and basketball, this was his turn to take the reins as the quarterback for the football team and as an all around […]

Muskegon tops Rams with series of big plays 21-9

Rams quaterback Kyle Short drops back and looks through the rain for an open receiver.	 Photo by JAMES COOPER

by RANDY GREGORY Rockford and Muskegon met on Friday, Sept. 7 at Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium in Rockford in an annual gridiron battle that has produced more than its share of thrilling contests. The game began in a deluge that featured torrential rain and blustery wind over the entirety of the first half. It concluded […]

Rams hold on in regional football final

Kyle Short returns the first of his two interceptions against the Grand Blanc Bobcats.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Rockford advances to face Detroit Catholic Central in semifinals  by TIM COOPER The goal for Coach Ralph Munger and his Rams in the regional final game was not necessarily to stop the high-powered Grand Blanc Bobcats’ offense. Grand Blanc, in the first two games of the playoffs, had run up 108 points, more than any […]

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 […]