The 2020 Edition Of A Familiar Kenosha Sports Story

Ryan McGonegle and Brock Lampe

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Ryan McGonegle and Brock Lampe are friends. They are teammates that won championships together and they are competitors in our great Cross-Town Rivalry Football  Game. Ryan is the Trojan QB and Brock is a Red Devil LB and RB. In the smaller scheme of things, these are two special kids. They are high level producers on the football field, they are excellent students and they are a credit to their families. In the grand scheme of things, they go from special to “the next generation to do so”. KTown is full of awesome stories like this one where friends play together and then against one another…. or visa versa. This is what makes Kenosha a special place. You cross paths with so many people. And Ryan and Brock are the 2020 version of a snapshot of our sports lives together….our social lives together….our lives together period.

The only way to get the real skinny here is to only allow the player to answer about the other player:

Brock Lampe on Ryan McGonegle 

Tell me why Ryan is a good teammate:

He is a hard worker and leads by example.  He is unselfish and he is very coachable.

What was your best moment on the field with Ryan?

Winning the Junior Browns CYC Championship against a team that everyone thought we would lose to and then years later competing against him during these past years of high school sports.

Describe the time you were most pissed at Ryan either playing with or against:

I have never really been pissed at him.  We have never really had bad blood between us, but we have always been competitive with each other and have remained friends.

You have each endured very different senior seasons, what should Ryan most takeaway from his senior season?

Although Tremper’s record may not have ended how you wanted it to, most of all you want to remember that you were able to play.  There were many teams that didn’t get to play.

What is one thing about Ryan few people know?

Ryan is a Tremper Trojan but his dad is a former Bradford Red Devil

When you think about Ryan’s parents and family, what comes to mind?

Family unity and togetherness stressing good values and treating others the way they want to be treated.  They are also very competitive – especially his mom! 

Who would win in a game of ping pong ? 

Definitely Ryan

What was something Ryan did in one of your games this year that really got your attention? 

Despite his season he kept fighting and never gave up.  He always had a great attitude and was a great leader.

Describe Ryan off the field…

He has a good sense of humor and doesn’t take things too seriously.  He is easy to get along with.

You have two sentences to say to Ryan anything you want about your time competing together whatcha sayin?

It was always my goal in high school to intercept Ryan at least one time.  My junior year, I finally got my pick and on the return Ryan made the tackle and as we were on the ground Ryan said, “God Dammit Brock” and we both started laughing.  It is something we will always remember.

2013 CYC Jr Browns

 

Ryan McGonegle on Brock Lampe 

Tell me about why Brock is a good teammate.

Brock will always make sure his teammates are pumped up and ready to play a game.  He is always positive, and he constantly motivates his team.

What was your best moment on the field with Brock?

Together, we won a championship in CYC, and I’ll never forget that.  Against each other, we went head to head, and we had a quick talk on the ground and shared a laugh. 

Describe the time you were most pissed at him either playing with or against. 

I remember last year’s game against Bradford, and Brock intercepted one of my passes over the middle.  I couldn’t believe he did that to me haha! 

You have each endured very different senior seasons, what should Brock most takeaway from his senior season?

Brock is ending on a high note.  He never took a play off even though he played both ways.  He’s a hard worker, and it shows on the field!

What is one thing about Brock that few people know?

People know him as a football player, but Brock is actually a very talented baseball player.  I learned this when we played travel baseball together. 

When you think about Brock’s parents and family, what comes to mind? 

What a great family! The Lampes are some of the nicest and kindest people I’ve ever met, and they never fail to show what great people they are.   

Who would win in a game of ping pong?

Brock wouldn’t stand a chance… lol

What was something Brock did in one of your games this year that really got your attention?

One thing that caught my attention was how well he ran the football.  I wonder if there’s anything he can’t do on the field!

Describe Brock off the field

Though he may look scary, Brock is a very genuine guy.  He is always nice and respectful… when we’re not playing each other.

You have two sentences to say to Brock anything you want about your time competing together…whatcha sayin?

Brock, it was an honor playing with and against you through the years.  I wish you nothing but good luck in the future!

 

The faces always change……the names sometimes change…..the story never changes and it is what is good about KTown.

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