Category: Football

Auburn’s Lowe, Guilford swimmers among local highlights

The Rockford Register Star featured a Rockford Public School alum and two Guilford swimmers in outstanding features in the past week. Vederian Lowe, who helped pave the way for two NIC-10 football titles at Auburn, is making a strong case for an NFL career at his final season at Illinois. This past week, he graded […]

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Record-setter to lead E-Rabs against Hononegah

ROCKFORD – Tyress Cunningham-Smart set a state record last week against Auburn with 8 1/2 sacks in East’s 26-8 win over the Knights. Not bad for someone who didn’t play football until his sophomore year. Rockford Register Star writer Matt Trowbridge detailed Cunningham-Smart’s remarkable rise in local football circles: “He almost didn’t play football. Now […]

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East, Auburn players shining through 3 weeks of football

An East running back leads the NIC-10 in rushing and an Auburn receiver is tops so far in receiving. The regular season is one-third finished and it’s moving time in the NIC-10. Teams that can thrive over the next three weeks will determine whether they will be playing beyond week nine. Sophomore Javius Catlin has […]

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Defense making East football contender

The East E-Rabs improved to 2-1 Friday night with a 26-8 win over Auburn at Swanson Stadium. The E-Rabs have shown more versatility this year on offense and features perhaps the conference’s top running back in Javius Caitlyn, but it’s been the defense that’s carried East so far. The E-Rabs held Auburn to 171 yards […]

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Dismuke, Oaks lead Knights to win over Guilford

On an emotional opening night in the NIC-10, Oshavion Dismuke and Daquavion Oaks were the stars that led the Knights to a 20-7 win over Guilford at Swanson Stadium. Dismuke passed for 96 yards and a touchdown. Oaks made a tackle in the end zone for a safety. Players and coaches throughout the league were […]

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Tragic loss to start football season

Tonight’s season-opening game between East and Belvidere North in Belvidere will have a moment of silence for Mason Crowe Hada. The 16-year-old Hada had just left football practice Thursday night when his car was struck by another vehicle being driven by an 18-year-old. Hada was killed in the crash. The junior was going to be […]

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RPS players to watch this football season

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Register Star has been running a series of “Top 10 Players to Watch” lists in the run up to the next week’s season opener. Here are the Rockford Public Schools players singled out so far: Running back: Javius Catlin, East. Catlin finished second in the league in rushing as a freshman […]

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Jones makes NFL debut, Lowe on college football watch list

Former East lineman Robert Jones saw his first NFL action this past weekend, playing for the Miami Dolphins in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Although Jones was signed as an undrafted free agent after two seasons at Middle Tennessee State, he played with the second-team offensive line and indications are that he’s a […]

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RPS Sports Schedule

Friday, Aug. 27Football: East at Belvidere North; Auburn at Guilford; Boylan at Jefferson, 7:15 p.m.Friday, Sept. 3Football: East at Belvidere; Freeport at Auburn; Hononegah at Guilford, 7:15 p.m.

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East running back named all-state

ROCKFORD – CJ Berry, who blitzed NIC-10 defenses for 953 yards in six games, was named to the Illinois Football Coaches Association Class 7A All-State team. The team was released today. Harlem quarterback James Cooper Jr. was named to the team as well. Berry became the third straight East E-Rab running back to lead the […]

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