Darby, Zenner prepared to lead teammates on gridiron

Connor Darby (#2) and KC Zenner (#5) are elected as this year’s captains of the Rockford Rams football team.

by RANDY GREGORY As the dawn of a new football season sits on the doorstep, the Rockford varsity football team anxiously awaits the opportunity to step forward and make their mark in this 100th anniversary of the program’s inception. The extra work in the weight room, camps, conditioning, grueling two-a-day practices and preseason scrimmage are […]

Munger enters year number 33 with veteran staff

This year’s Rockford Rams football coaching staff includes (front row, l–r) Steve Dengler, Ralph Munger, Brent Cummings; (back row) Bob Hieshetter, Randy VanderVeen, Bruce Turner, Rick Wilburn, Bob Rogers, David Lee and Drew Maroe.

by RANDY GREGORY Ralph Munger has never been one to easily accept credit for the incredible amount of success he has achieved over his previous 32 seasons as a high school head football coach. He is an astounding 271-82 over that time span (including 184-52 at Rockford in 20 highly productive campaigns). Let him know […]

Engelkes picked to represent Michigan

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Sixth-grader Jake Engelkes of Belmont has been chosen as one of 12 baseball players in the state to represent Michigan 11U in the USSSA Jr. All-State Championship Tournament to be held in Fishers, Indiana August 9-12. Engelkes plays travel baseball for Elite, and will attend East Rockford Middle School this fall. He is only one […]

Team Ram Black and Orange conclude successful summer campaigns

by RANDY GREGORY Another season of baseball for the two teams comprised entirely of baseball players from Rockford drew to a close recently. Team Ram Black was basically a 16-and-under team filled with players expected to play at the varsity level for the Rams. Team Ram Orange was a 15-and-under team that featured players who […]

One hundredth year of Ram football draws nigh

by RANDY GREGORY It is clearly open for debate as to whether or not this is actually year number 100 for Rockford Ram football. There is a pair of years when football wasn’t contested due to various circumstances. But 2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of the inaugural season for what has truly become a […]