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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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East soccer star heading back to Oklahoma

Brittany Sula, a former standout goalie for East High School, just started a new role as General Manager of Premium at Levy Restaurants at the University of Oklahoma. Although it’s a new role, it’s not a new company for Brittany. She earned a bachelor’s degree in foods, nutrition and wellness studies from Bradley University in […]

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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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East tops Hononegah in wrestling in Rockton

The East E-Rabs edged traditional wrestling power Hononegah, 40-36, in Rockton in a match East actually dominated. Because of forfeits at the various weight classes, only five matches took place and East won fall five in convincing fashion. Peter Young defeated Hononegah’s Javier Escobedo by a majority decision, 16-3 at 113 pounds.  Sam Young (138 […]

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East, NIC-10 basketball MVP to sign full scholarship

ROCKFORD – On Thursday, East will have a scholarship signing ceremony for Markarious “Biggie” Luster in the field house beginning at 3:30 p.m. Luster is signing a full scholarship to play basketball at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Clarke is a NAIA school and is offering Luster a full scholarship, worth roughly $35,000 per year. […]

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Former East lineman signs with Miami Dolphins

ROCKFORD – Former Rockford East lineman Robert Jones hopes to follow the path to success that James Robinson forged last year with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Robinson, a former RPS elementary school student who graduated from Luthern, went undrafted after a stellar career at Illinois State only to sign with Jacksonville and win a starting running […]

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CJ Berry adds his name to very distinguished list

ROCKFORD – Senior CJ Berry blitzed NIC-10 defenses for 953 yards rushing in just six games, winning the NIC-10 rushing title by a wide margin. Of course, only a handful of teams were able to play the full schedule because of the coronavirus, still it shouldn’t detract from his accomplishment. CJ became the 20th running […]

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East to play for NIC-10 title after dominating Freeport

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs ran over and through Freeport Friday night for 491 yards to qualify for next week’s championship game against Harlem. CJ Berry, the conference’s leading rusher, did most of the damage with 266 yards on 24 carries in the 52-7 win, but lots of players had room to run as East’s […]

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East takes control of Division B with record-setting win

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs took advantage of Jefferson’s rebuilding football program to set school and modern NIC-10 records in an 86-6 win on Saturday. Jefferson had no returning starters this season and have yet to win. East, meanwhile, steamrolled both Belvidere and Guilford after losing its season-opener to Boylan. So Saturday figured to be […]

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E-Rabs knock J-Hawks out of first in NIC-10 soccer

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs moved into second place in the NIC-10 by handing Jefferson its first loss of the season Thursday night. The E-Rabs scored the only goal of the second half to win 3-2. East got goals from seniors Giome Kakozi and Diego Medina and junior Paw Lu. Abedi Bisoga added an assist. […]

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