Category: Football

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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East to take on top-ranked Simeon in football playoffs

For just the second time in school history, East qualified for the football playoffs in back-to-back seasons. The IHSA awarded the E-Rabs (5-4) the honor of taking on Chicago Simeon in the first round. Simeon is 9-0 and seeded No. 1 out of the 32 schools in the 7A playoffs. The location and time of […]

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Eisenhower wins second RRAC football title

The Eisenhower Eagles edged Harlem Middle School, 14-12, Saturday to win the second varsity football title in RRAC history. Eisenhower went 5-2 during the regular season, losing to Harlem and RESA. The Eagles revenged those two losses in the playoffs, beating RESA last week to advance to the finals versus the Huskies. The Flinn Falcons […]

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Eisenhower to face Harlem for RRAC football title

The Eisenhower Eagles held off the RESA Owls this past Saturday, 20-14, at Guilford High School to advance to the RRAC varsity football championship game. Eisenhower will take on Harlem Middle School. The Huskies edged the Flinn Falcons, ruining an all-District 205 final. Eisenhower is 6-2 on the season. The Eagles played Harlem back on […]

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