Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
1969 Richwoods Football Team

Front Row: (from left) Eric Young, Bill Piskorski, Dan Young, Doug Neal, Jerry Metz Rob Strand, Bryan Harvey, Bob Hoftiezer, Bill Elkins, Tom Thornburg, George Brent, Bob Hunt.

Second Row: (from left) Coach Tom Peeler, Assistant coach Bob Rogers, John Wand, Tom Peeler, Ward Eastman, Doug Englebrecht, Doug Birdsall, Steve Krisman, Rick White, Mick Baietto, Todd Huson, manager Roland Cobb.

Third Row: (from left) Assistant coach Charles Siebel, Assistant coach Don Wyss, Chris Trimble, Joe Muir, Ken Kirkpatrick, Rob Rummel, Mark Ruff, Jeff Simons, D.R. Phillips, Mark Spink, Rick Bengston, manager Randy Warner, manager Scott Carlisle.

Fourth Row: (from left) Tom LaBarr, Tom Klahm, Steve Anderson, Ray Bach, Jim Feucter, Doug Rittler, Ron Albert, Gus Myers, Tom Baum, Bob Moseman, Bill Babcock, manager Greg Fall.

THE 1969 RICHWOODS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM, coached by Tom Peeler, produced the first unbeaten team in the history of the school when it raced through a 10-game schedule unscathed. The team was ranked No. 1 in the state and won the Mid-State Nine Conference title.

The Knights boasted a torrid offense that averaged almost 40 points a game plus a tight defense that produced five shutouts and allowed just six touchdowns all season. Only Peoria Central was able to score twice on Richwoods in a 20-13 game.

Fullback Bob Hoftiezer, an 185-pound senior fullback, won all-state honors and led a large contingent of Knights on the Mid-State 9 All-conference team.

Others to be honored were quarterback D.R. Phillips, halfback Dan Young, guards Tom Thornburg and Tom Peeler, tackles Eric Young and Bill Elkins and end Ward Eastman.

Special mention went to center Tom LaBarr and end Bob Moseman while halfback Bill Piskorski received honorable mention.



Rich Woods 34, Argo 0 Richwoods 20, Central 13
Richwoods 28, Pekin 6 Richwoods 40, Limestone 6
Richwoods 35, Spalding 0 Richwoods 46, Manual 0
Richwoods 48, Woodruff 0 Richwoods 37, Galesburg 7
Richwoods 41, Bergan 0 Richwoods 42, East Peoria 7