Rockford High School Rams Football Team

Rams’ second-half comeback cements district championship

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

    The Rockford Rams hoist the district trophy. Photo by TONY ANDERSON  by TONY ANDERSON The Rockford Rams hosted the Buccaneers of Grand Haven on Friday night, Nov. 6, a rematch of week five. At stake was the district championship and the chance to continue the drive toward Ford Field. The Bucs won the toss and deferred to the second half. Rockford returned the opening kick to the 36-yard line. The Rams mixed passes and runs, picking up two first downs. However, on a fourth-and-two, the Rams were hit with a false start penalty, leaving them with a fourth-and-seven. The Rams had the appearance of going for it, but Taylor Masiewicz punted the ball all the way to the eight-yard line. The Rockford Rams football teammates hug as they celebrate their playoff victory seconds after the clock runs out. Photo by Tom Scott The Rockford defense gave up one first down before Zach Haugen intercepted the Grand Haven quarterback, and Rockford took over near midfield at the 47-yard line. The Rams tried a trick play, but it ended in an interception by Grand Haven. The Bucs picked up a couple first downs and scored on a 14-yard run. The Rams started their next possession on the 37-yard line. Rockford picked up two first downs, before they stumbled and were forced to punt. The Bucs started on the 20-yard line and, after an offensive face mask, had a first-and-22 from the 9-yard line, and the Rockford defense forced them to punt. Rockford started on the Grand Haven 49-yard line, and the first quarter came to an end with the score Grand Haven 7, Rockford 0. The second quarter opened with the Rams’ second-and-14 from the 47-yard line. After picking up one first down, the Rams found themselves in fourth-and-one. The Rams were unable to pick up the one yard and turned the ball over on downs. Grand Haven took over on the 20-yard line and the Rams after forced the Bucs to punt. Rockford started on the 32-yard line, and after three runs they had to punt. Grand Haven started on the 23-yard line. After a chop block penalty and a huge sack from the Ram defense, the Bucs had to punt from the 16-yard […]