New-Look Richwoods Scoring Good Reviews

Spread Offense Has Put Up 130 Points

PEORIA, Ill. - Keenan Streitmatter looks onto the football field and likes what he sees.

"You watch college football on Saturdays and you think 'We want to be like those
guys.' I think this is a little glimpse of that," the Richwoods High School quarterback said.

Richwoods is no longer a run-dominated team. The Knights are a spread offense.

They can throw it, they can catch it and they can still like to run it. The result: 130 points
in the Knights' first two games after scoring 181 all last season.

"That's all our hard work in this summer, the summer practices, two-a-days, everything weput in. everything we wanted," said senior offensive lineman Anthony Weldy. "Look at that score board and see all those points."

The Knights are 2-0 after scoring 60 points on the road in the first game, 70 points last week at home against defending state champ Peoria High.

"We want it a lot more this year. We want to win," said senior offensive lineman Cody Wright. "We want to do our best, it's showing so far."

The new-look Richwoods offense requires fast play-calling and a thicker playbook than the Knights have had in the past. It puts a lot of pressure on the quarter back.

And Streitmatter loves it.

"It's bang-bang. The snap counts gotta go," Streitmatter said. "It's a fun offense to run. It's uptempo."

Streitmatter put in a lot of hours this offseason learning the offense, head coach Roland Brown said.

"He studies a lot of film, he works hard on it. It means a lot to him," Brwon said. "He absorbs everything."
 
Keenan Streitmatter may absorb a lot but it's the Knights dishing out a lot of punishment to scoreboards to open the season.
   
 


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