Flat Rock would love to forget a school worse 0-9 season in 2010 and with 17 returning letter winners there is hope for a turnaround in 2011. Coach Joe Pruchniki is coming off summer knee replacement and is more than ready to get the season going.
Offensively, the Rams return many of their key players. Mike Chickeral is back at QB and so is his favorite receiver David Minckeweicz. Running back Mike Blosser returns after rushing for over 600 yards last season while senior Ken Kamin adds some much needed speed to the Ram offense.
If the Rams are to change their fortunes this season they will have to be better defensively. Junior LB Colin Knoch is one reason why the Rams should improve. Knoch averaged 6.5 tackles a game last season. The Rams also appear to be much more physical upfront with defensive linemen Merle Newell, Jon Odell and Scott Moy.
Once again the Rams will open the season with the Ida Bluestreaks. Ida has won 5 in a row in the series and beat the Rams in OT last season on a 2 point conversion.