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Ricketts already excited for next football season as Spartan

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 26th, 2012

Recent RTHS graduate Jake Ricketts recently finished his first season playing football for the University of Dubuque. Ricketts has returned to Rochelle for his winter break and was in attendance at the Hubs’ first game of the Chuck Dayton Holiday Basketball Tournament last Thursday. (Photo by Eric Chalus)

DEKALB — When the Rochelle Township High School varsity boys basketball team squared off against Sterling on Thursday, it was in neutral territory at DeKalb High School. Rochelle wasn’t in front of its full home crowd but the team had a number of fans, including recent RTHS graduate Jake Ricketts, who just returned from his first term as a student-athlete at the University of Dubuque.

The Spartans finished their football season 5-5, and although Ricketts didn’t see any time on the field during a game, he did end the season contributing and making strides that left him already excited for next year.

“I never saw the field this year, but that is ok,” he said. “I was on the scouting team all year and I will be in even better shape when I take the field next season.”

For the complete article see the 12-25-2012 issue.

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