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Rockford Rams have a new quarterback for 2010

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM)- The Rockford Rams hope a year on the sidelines groomed their new quarterback for the bright lights of Friday night.

Junior Mark LaPrairie takes over under center for the graduated Taylor Masiewicz, who led the Rams to the O-K Red championship last year and a district championship. Head coach Ralph Munger says he likes LaPrairie's arm and his mobility. Now, the first-year starter has to prove himself on Friday nights.

The Rams open the 2010 season Friday against Davison, a team they beat 38-13 in last season's opener. Watch 13 On Your Sidelines" for game coverage Friday night at 11:15.

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Rockford kicker wowing CMU coaches

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WZZM) -- True freshman Paul Mudgett rewrote the Rockford High School record book for kickers. Perhaps one day he'll do the same at Central Michigan University.

So far, the coaching staff has been impressed with Mudgett's leg during practices and head coach Dan Enos said this week Mudgett may earn the starting role as the team's placekicker.

Mudgett says his experience playing at a big time program like Rockford High School prepared him well for division one football. Mudgett and the Chippewas open the season September 2nd against Hampton University.

Crash in Kent County sends two people to the hospital

OAKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM)- Two people are in the hospital, following an accident in Kent County.

It happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 9000 block of Lincoln Lake Avenue in Oakfield Township. The sheriff's department says the two vehicles collided head on and one vehicle rolled.

Two people were rushed to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

It's unclear what caused the crash.