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 […]

Ram footballers participate in varied 7-on-7 contests

by RANDY GREGORY High school football teams across the country place highly divergent views on the importance of seven-on-seven passing competitions and the role they play in the success of the upcoming season. Many coaches stretch the rule to the limit and take full advantage of every opportunity that presents itself. Nike, Adidas and other […]

Rams football falls to Detroit Catholic Central

Brandon Lubenow provides the only major highlight for Rockford when he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Shamrocks too much in semifinals  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER 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 Mette field goal on the Rams’ second possession put them up by 10. Then things […]

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 […]

Rockford defeats Bulldogs, finishes regular season undefeated

Joe Stefanski hammers the Grandville quarterback.	Photo by TONY ANDERSON

    Nick Smythe scores for the Rams. Photo by TONY ANDERSON by TONY ANDERSON The Rockford Rams traveled to Grandville on Friday, Oct. 23, with the hopes of finishing the regular season undefeated. The Bulldogs won the coin toss and deferred to the second half. The Rams started on their 20-yard line. Rockford started […]