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 this Rockford East senior has a state sacks record.”

With Tyress leading an improved defense, a better passing game and East’s usual powerful running attack, the E-Rabs hope to snap another losing streak. East has lost its last 17 games against Hononegah. “Can East snap football losing streak vs Hononegah?

Posted on 09.16.21