The Rams got an early taste of what it will take to make a run this March, dropping the season opener on the road at powerhouse Grand Rapids Christian.
The Eagles - led by a talented trio, including seniors Xavier Tilman (Michigan State commit) and James Beck (Oakland commit), and junior Duane Washington - jumped out of the gate fast and furious en route to a 55-37 win.
Despite the early struggles and a 25-5 deficit (35-10 at half), the Rams battled on both ends of the floor and defended very well in the second half.
Rockford was led by senior captains Ryan Gamm (8) and Teague Farley (8).
The Rams host Muskegon at 7:30 this Friday in the home opener at The Rock.
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