Defiance slowed the Rogers offense down and came away with a season saving 44-43 win.
Branden Austin led the Rams with 15 points. Their season is over.
Wes Dettler sealed the game with two free throws, his only points of the game.
Trey Guilliam led all scorers with 18 points.
The Bulldogs will face Wauseon in the next round.