Success on the gridiron starts in the trenches, and usually people think of the offensive line when they hear that. But the same holds true on the defensive side of the ball, and the Sterling Golden Warriors credit much of their success this season to the guys on the D-line.

As the Rock Falls Rockets try to build the football program under Kevin Parker, there’s one thing the fourth-year head coach has learned to appreciate more than anything else: his players’ versatility.

While the goal for every team is to win every game, it’s inevitable that at some point during a season, a bounce-back will be necessary. The Dixon Dukes were trying to find the formula this week in practice to do just tha, after suffering their first loss of the season last week.