Rockford College Football Clinches the UMAC South #1 Seed
The Rockford College football team clinched the UMAC South’s #1 seed for the conference’s ‘Dome Day’ by defeating Blackburn College 61-0 on Saturday October 14.
The Regents (6-1, 4-1 UMAC) surpassed their season high for points in a game when they bulldozed through the Beavers (2-5, 2-3 UMAC) on their home turf.
Regents stingy defense leads team to title game
Rockford College takes on the University of Minnesota-Morris (6-2), which swept the North Division, in the Dome Day championship game, facing a team they don’t know, but one they know of.
UPDATE: SO close … but so very far away…
Rockford College Football Falls in Ovetime in Championship Game
UM-Morris started overtime on offense and scored on a 19 pass to Patrick Collins to take the lead. The extra point gave the Cougars a 27-20. Rockford had the chance to tie or win the game but fell short when the offense was forced to throw a desperation pass in the end zone. Muscia looked for WR Ben Powers (Rockford, Ill./Winnebago) in the end zone but was picked off while throwing under heavy pressure ending the game with the Cougars on top 27-20.
Lesson for the new head coach … never defer when you win the toss in overtime. It’s all about momentum at that point in a game.
Congratulations in order for the 2006 Rockford College Football team! UMAC South Division Champs!
There has been some great support for the Rockford College Football team …
Marty Sojka has shown a fantastic dedication to the school and the Football Program. (Marty was an unpaid volunteer for many of his years of service to the school) He is a great guy and an excellent football coach!
The Rockford Register Star Newspaper has been really great! Consistantly providing upbeat reporting and articles featuring Rockford College Sports. (The school should take a lesson!)
For anyone who appreciates the quality of Division 3 football and the love of the game demonstrated by EVERY Division 3 football player, the last four Rockford College Football seasons have been something special to witness!
And lastly let me offer PoliTech’s mad mad props to this year’s senior football players! At Rockford College, they’re going to miss this super group of Football seniors!
Great season guys!