Category: Football

Register Star featuring RPS Hall of Famers

ROCKFORD – The 7th annual RPS Champions Ball and Hall of Fame is this Saturday and this year’s class is as varied and storied as past inductees. This year’s group features: The first inductee from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The only ABA or NBA all-star to come out of the NIC-10. A three-sport […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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East’s Hayes to transfer to Kansas State

MANHATTEN, Kansas – Marcus Hayes, the former East football standout, announced today online that he will transfer from the University of New Mexico to Kansas State. Hayes had an outstanding year for the Lobos, who went 3-9. As a starting safety, Hayes had 51 tackles for the season, two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, […]

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Auburn’s Lowe lauded for improvement by Illini Inquirer

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois football program had another rough season, going 2-7 in the BIG 10 and 4-8 overall. But the Illini doubled their win total from 2017 and won two more in the Big 10 than they did the year before and will lose only four players to graduation. The staff of […]

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East’s Hayes to transfer from New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Former Rockford East star Marcus Hayes will transfer from the University of New Mexico after leading the nation in punt return average.  The Lobos went 3-9 this season, but Hayes was one of the reasons for hope going forward. As a starting safety, Hayes had 51 tackles for the season, two […]

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Auburn’s Lambert picked up steam at Northern Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Alfonzo Lambert, the 2015 NIC-10 football defensive MVP for Auburn, earned more downs as the season went on at Northern Iowa. Lambert is a redshirt sophomore linebacker for the Panthers. He recorded 38 tackles for Northern Iowa, including a career-high 12 against Missouri State on Nov. 17 to end the regular […]

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Once an E-Rab, always an E-Rab

Coaching is long and arduous work and no one gets rich doing it at the high school level. So why do it? Anthony Wilson gives a glimpse into why he spends hours with teenagers trying to get them to run just a little bit faster.

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Five RPS players make all-NIC-10 football in transition year

In 2017, the four Rockford School District football teams had their strongest year collectively since 1986. A lot of the talent that drove the success in 2017 graduated and 2018 was time to reload. Still, five Rockford Public Schools players landed on the NIC-10 all-conference football team and five more were named special mention. East’s […]

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Coaching passion key to success

Kevin Anderson is a student advocate in the families in transition department for Rockford Public Schools. He also has been involved in coaching at Auburn for several years in football and track. Click here to see why he does it?

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Past 205 stars helping future ones

Several years ago, Mat Parker, District 205 Director of Athletics, Activities and Program Development for Rockford Public Schools, challenged the community to get behind its athletes. Several have gone on from RPS to major stages at the college and pro levels – and they are showing how much that support meant to them by giving back […]

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