Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1972 Richwoods Football Team

Front Row: (from left) Don Wright, Loren Brandt, Dave Metz, Dennis Brown, Scott Watson, Scott Haynes, Rusty Davis, Mark Phillips, Gary Corwin, manager Keith Zeigler.

Second Row: (from left) Coach Tom Peeler, Bill White, Eric Heiligenstein, Mark Schiefeling, Rob McMickle, Greg Rucker, Tim Vachon, Keith Harvey, Rob Anderson, Doug Hafley, Tom laan, manager Ron Hanaur.

Third Row: (from left) Assistant coach Charles Siebel, Chris Nelson, Mike Ghidina, Jeff Peeler, Tom Schoch, Tim Shields, Dave Peeler, Joel Van Luven, Doug Olikainen, Joe OíBrien, John Few, Kevin Connors.

Fourth Row: (from left) Assistant coach Bob Rogers, Randy Baletto, Grant St. Julian, Dennis Huebner, Doug Cobb, CIeo Ingram, Bruce Lyon, John Ryberg, Robbin Collins, Keith Coigrove, Curt Lyon.

COACH TOM PEELER LED RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOL to a third unbeaten season in four years in 1972 although the Knights were tied by Spalding, 14-14, in the third game of the year. The team was ranked No. 2 in the state and won its fourth consecutive Mid-State Nine crown.

Richwoods again showed a potent offense, scoring 302 points and producing 28 or more points in seven games.

Once again the Mid-State Nine All-Conference team included many Richwoods players.

The Offensive team included end Bruce Lyon, tackle Scott Haynes, guard Rob McMickle, center Joe OíBrien and running back Doug Olikainen. The second team honored guard Scotty Watson and quarterback Dave Peeler.

The Defensive unit included linemen Dennis Brown and Scotty Watson, linebacker Scott Haynes and back Rusty Davis. The second team included linebacker Rob McMickle and back Gary Corwin.

Special mention went to offensive tackle Dave Metz and running back Cleo Ingram.



Richwoods 38, Thornridge 8 Richwoods 30, Central 19
Richwoods 30, Pekin 13 Richwoods 44, Limestone 12
Richwoods 14, Spalding 14 Richwoods 48, Manual 14
Richwoods 34, Woodruff 6 Richwoods 28, Galesburg 6
Richwoods 22, Bergan 12 Richwoods 14, East Peoria 9