Rockford Varsity Football Team

Rockford dominates Holt en route to 22-0 victory

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

by RANDY GREGORY After struggling to mount much of anything offensively in a 16-6 loss to Lowell last week, Rockford cruised to a 22-0 victory in a game played Thursday, Aug. 30 at Holt High School. Not only did Rockford never punt during the contest, the Ram defense allowed Holt only 101 yards of total offense on the night. The deepest penetration of the night for Holt was to the Rockford 46. “Last week was like falling off of a cliff,” said Rockford coach Ralph Munger. “Now it seems like we are back on a donkey and headed up the mountain. This type of performance just reinvigorates the team and lets us see we are moving in the right direction. We were able to get another week of practice and another week of confidence with the quarterback situation. We aren’t as big this year up front as we usually are, so we are still in the infant stages of figuring out what we are as a team. But this was a nice start.” After facing a constant barrage of defensive pressure in his first start at quarterback against Lowell last week, Austin McKellar provided a huge spark this time around with a poised performance that led Rockford up the field consistently with a series of keepers. McKellar said it was all about the efforts of everyone and not just himself that enabled the team to perform at such a high level following last week’s loss. He was also laudatory in thanking Kyle Short for his advice and encouragement. “The offensive line and the defense came out and played a great game tonight,” said McKellar. “A lot of people really stepped it up tonight and I was just the one who benefited. As for Kyle, he is a great player and has been a huge help while I have filled in for him at quarterback. Hopefully he will be back next week and I can go back to doing what I was planning on doing coming into the year at wide receiver and as a kick returner. Coach Munger put in a great game plan that looked like I was going to carry the ball quite a bit tonight. I was just glad to be able […]

CARSTAR to make magic happen with largest North American car wash i

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Abracadabra! What can disappear under mountains of soap bubbles and reappear as support for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and kids with cystic fibrosis across North America? It isn’t hocus pocus—it’s the second annual CARSTAR Soaps It Up! car wash, North America’s largest car wash event, which last year set the Guinness World Record for “Most Cars Washed—Multiple Venues” by washing more than 4,000 vehicles in eight hours. Themed “Making Magic Happen—One Car at a Time,” the Soaps It Up! Car Wash will be held at CARSTAR of Rockford, 260 Northland Dr. on June 12 as a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, as well as Rockford varsity football team. Tickets are being sold by the Rockford varsity football team for $10, with 100 percent of the ticket purchase benefiting the selected charities. More than 140 CARSTAR stores throughout two countries are expected to participate in the event. “We want to help drivers across the United States and Canada get their cars ready for the summer driving season while giving back to the Rockford community where we are located,” said Dan Williams, president of CARSTAR of Rockford. “In continuing the tradition, our hope for this year’s event is to top last year’s record-setting effort, while having a fun day and feeling especially good about the contributions we’ll be making to others. From the momentum that’s building, it’s already beginning to feel like both of those goals are within our sights.” In order to make even tough-to-clean car parts look better, CARSTAR is partnering with 3M to offer a $3 rebate on either the 3M Headlight Lens Restoration System or the 3M Lens Renewal Kit, products which make headlight lenses clearer and keep people safe on the road. CARSTAR also is partnering with Hertz, who is providing an offer of up to $15 off a weekend rental with every ticket purchase. “I’m grateful that CARSTAR is doing so much to bring hope, strength and joy to our courageous Wish kids,” said David Williams, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. “The Soaps It Up! event does a great deal to raise funds, and also raises awareness for our life-affirming mission in so many communities.” CARSTAR stores in Canada have been conducting the “Soaps It Up!” […]