Category: Football

Auburn football coach Dan Appino retiring

Auburn High School Football Coach Dan Appino is stepping down from his head coaching duties after six successful seasons leading the Auburn Knights. Appino submitted his resignation last week. “I have reached a point in my career and life where the energy and enthusiasm needed to maintain that high-level position has eclipsed my ability and […]

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Injury-filled season costs Bell shot at RPS rushing record

An ankle injury cost Daqwuan Bell a chance at breaking the NIC-10 career rushing record, but the senior was able to finish in the top five all-time for District 205 running backs. Bell played in just four games this year, adding 281 yards to his career total. It was enough to become the first Auburn […]

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Sixth RPS Athletic Hall of Fame class announced

The first tennis, girls basketball and cross country athletes – as well as a Rose Bowl standout – headline the Rockford Public Schools’ sixth Athletic Hall of Fame class. Rockford East football star Jerry Stalcup will be the second individual E-Rab football player inducted – following Jerry Latin in 2013. The 1974 state title team was […]

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Auburn, East both play Friday night

The Auburn Knights and East E-Rabs both qualified for the IHSA football playoffs, the first time District 205 have multiple qualifiers since 1993. Unfortunately, high school football fans will have to pick one or the other to watch Friday night. The IHSA announced dates and times for games Monday night. Auburn will host Belvidere North […]

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East to travel to New Lenox for 7A football playoffs

East has made a habit of grinding out close victories in earning its first trip to the IHSA football playoffs since 2001. Nothing will be easy in its first round of the Class 7A playoffs. East’s 6-3 record earned the E-Rabs a 24 seed and they’ll have to travel to New Lenox Lincoln-Way Central, which […]

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Auburn gets rematch with North in football playoffs

The Auburn Knights were awarded the No. 3 seed in the Class 6A football playoffs tonight by the IHSA, giving them a home game against a familiar opponent. The Knights (8-1) will take on Belvidere North, the 14 seed. The Blue Thunder impressively beat East, 20-6, at Swanson Stadium to get into the playoffs with […]

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NIC-10 Football Standings

School Conf. Overall Points Against Rockton Hononegah 9-0 10-0 364 113 Rockford Auburn 8-1 8-2 237 123 Rockford East 6-3 6-4 146 206 Machesney Park Harlem 5-4 5-5 241 238 Belvidere North 5-4 6-4 251 176 Rockford Guilford 4-5 4-5 229 256 Rockford Boylan 4-5 4-5 250 171 Freeport 3-6 3-6 183 313 Belvidere 1-8 […]

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RPS football programs clinch best season in 31 years

Guilford and Auburn dominated Friday and the East E-Rabs again found a way to win as the Rockford Public Schools football programs clinched having an overall winning conference record for the first time since 1986. Guilford kept its playoff chances alive with a 50-21 win over Belvidere. The Vikings, 1-8 a year ago, improved to […]

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Flinn to take on Harlem for RRAC football title

Flinn Middle School will take on Harlem Middle School in the in the inaugural football title game for the Rock River Valley Conference Saturday at Wyeth Stadium. The Rockford Public Schools and three other districts launched the middle school conference this year to give schools a chance to compete at a state level at a […]

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East clinches first winning season since 2001

The East E-Rabs moved to 5-2 by pounding out 340 yards on the ground in a 30-19 win over Jefferson at Wyeth Stadium. Jalen Griffin had his biggest game of the season with 166 yards on 22 carries. It included his longest run as well, a 63-yard run to the left that turned around what […]

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