Category: Football

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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Barn Bash to support Auburn football program

ROCKFORD – Fans who love the pageantry and intensity of Friday night football rarely know the work that goes on behind the scenes to build a successful program. There are food costs not covered by the school district, including after-school snacks, pre- and post-game meals, meals at summer camps. There are equipment costs outside the […]

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Xs and Os just a fraction of what it takes to coach

East High School athletic director and Gary Griffin says coaching at the high school level is more than being able to put together a gameplan. There are dozens of jobs and responsibilities that have to be managed and completed each week just to get the players to the field. Take a listen in the latest […]

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Past meets future at Champions Ball

ROCKFORD – The seventh annual RPS Champions Ball & Hall of Fame drew a full house to the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center to hear inductees extol the virtue of teamwork and humility. On Saturday, basketball star Skip Thoren; football, basketball and track standout Bobby Anderson; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League star Jean Cione; swimmers […]

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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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