19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 2 – East’s state run

The East E-Rabs had a number of storylines in the 2018-2019 season.

  • The E-Rabs won the NIC-10 boys basketball title for the first time in 38 seasons.
  • They set a school record with 34 wins.
  • They went a perfect 18-0 in the NIC-10, just the second team – and first by an RPS school – to go undefeated in an 18-game conference schedule.
  • They were the first East team to reach an IHSA semifinal since 1978.
  • They had two players top 1,000 career points – Sha’Den Clanton and Chris Burnell – and Burnell ended up as the No. 2 scorer in Rockford Public Schools history.
  • Sincere Parker broke the school’s single season scoring record with 707.

The E-Rabs announced themselves as a state power by dominating the RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic in November of 2018 and just kept it rolling throughout the season.

Posted on 12.31.19