Matt Weaver

Rams football falls to Detroit Catholic Central

November 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Shamrocks too much in semifinals  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Brandon Lubenow provides the only major highlight for Rockford when he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Photo by JIM COOPER 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 [...]

Rockford football crushes Jenison

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Rams carry eight-game win streak into the playoffs  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER KC Zenner and Shain Showers team up to stop the Wildcat ball carrier. Photo by JIM COOPER A small crowd braved the cold temperatures on Friday, Oct. 21, as the Rockford Rams battled the Wildcats of Jenison in the final football game of the 2011 regular season. Even temperatures in the 30s [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]