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The Rockford Rams have begun 2018 with a 1-3 start, their slowest since 1993. With their playoff odds dwindling, Friday night’s game against Grand Haven was critical. The defense for the Rams stepped up to the challenge, pitching their second shutout of the year to give Rockford a much needed 21-0 victory.

For the entirety of the first half, both defenses play tremendous football. Neither offense could put together much of a drive, and they walked away with zero points. Fortunately for Rockford, their special teams arose to the challenge and came up with points. Four minutes into the second quarter, Jack Richardson returned a punt 55 yards to the house for the game’s first touchdown. This put Rockford ahead 7-0 heading into the locker room.

In the third quarter, Rockford was able to break the plane on the offensive end. Again it was Richardson, who carried the football through the Buccaneer defense for a 19-yard touchdown run. This would extend the Rockford lead to 14.

With four minutes left, Rockford scored their third touchdown of the game as Connor White plunged through for a one-yard touchdown run. This served as the insurance touchdown for Rockford as they would go on to win 21-0.

Rockford now finds themselves 2-3 on the season, with a 1-1 OK Red record. Next week, they will attempt to even their record when they host Caledonia. Grand Haven now slides to 2-3 and 0-3 in the OK Red with their defeat tonight. They will try to bounce back and snap their three-game skid when they host East Kentwood next Friday.