Category: Football

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 5 – Lake runs past record

Tay’Veon Lake was a little running back who left a big imprint in the Rockford School District record books. The 5-9, 160-pound Lake won the NIC-10 rushing title for the second straight year for East and shattered the Rockford Public Schools career rushing record along the way. Lake’s final total of 3,095 yards soared past […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 18 – J-Hawks football improves

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks won three games in the 2019 football season – a marked improvement under first-year coach Jacob Arnold. The J-Hawks have not been to the IHSA playoffs since 1993. Arnold is the 10th coach to take a shot at turning around the program since that season. The prior three coaches won […]

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Auburn to play No. 4 seed in IHSA football playoffs

Rockford Auburn will play at Arlington Heights Hersey in the first round of the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs. Hersey at 8-1 drew a No. 4 seed, while Auburn is 29th out of 32. It will be Auburn’s seventh trip to the IHSA playoffs since they were started in 1974 and sixth in eight years. […]

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Lake sets East, RPS rushing records

ROCKFORD – Tay’Veon Lake has run his way up to the top of the East and Rockford school district record books. The senior running back now has 2,964 yards rushing, putting him ahead of John Brown (2,753), the star back from the 1985 East state champion team. Lake long ago passed future NFL player Jerry […]

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Big weekend for Auburn football, girls tennis teams

ROCKFORD – The Auburn girls tennis team won its first NIC-10 title in eight years and the football team qualified for the IHSA playoffs in exciting fashion. Friday night, the Knights trailed Jefferson 22-20 when backup quarterback Ja’Quan Brady connected on a 56-yard desperation pass to Kevin Williams on the last play of the game. […]

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Jefferson picks up first win under Arnold

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks scored 40 unanswered points to win their first game under coach Jacob Arnold. Guilford jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter. The Vikings scored two touchdowns on its first seven plays, a 21-yard run by George Curry and a 47-yard scamper by Kevin Woods. It was all […]

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Auburn football, Auburn tennis among top performers

ROCKFORD – A year after setting a record for touchdown passes at Auburn, Khamani Sanders threw four more to open the season with a 45-6 win over Guilford. The Knights play Freeport next Friday. Auburn’s girls tennis team won the eight team Niles North/West Invitational on Saturday.¬†Two-time NIC-10 champion Belen Nevenhoven went 3-0 in singles. […]

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East football schedule

Date Opponent August 30 vs. Belvidere North September 6 vs. Belvidere September 13 at Auburn September 20 at Hononegah September 27 vs. Harlem October 4 at Guilford October 11 vs. Freeport October 18 at Jefferson October 25 at Boylan

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Auburn football schedule

Date Opponent August 30 vs. Guilford September 6 at Freeport September 13 vs. East September 20 vs. Boylan September 27 at Belvidere North October 4 vs. Belvidere October 11 vs. Jefferson October 18 at Hononegah October 25 at Harlem

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RPS 205 loses two top stars from years past

The Rockford School District sadly lost two of its top former athletes this past week. Joel Peterson, who was a collegiate Division I football and track athlete from East, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dick Johnson, a 1962 Auburn graduate who finished fifth in the state in tennis as a […]

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