NeveHarms Clarence Faucett's unselfish and dedicated work with the youth of Peoria was brought to a regretful close when he collapsed and died at the parking lot of a store at University and Forrest Hill on August 17, 1981.
But throughout his lifetime he had done much ... he had accomplished his objective of helping thousands of kids -. black, white, Protestant and Catholic. His heart of gold and his sincere interest in youth caused him to be a father figure to all the kids he coached and helped.
Clarence organized and directed the Sports Club, the Silver Club for youth sports activities. He worked at the Salvation Army, Carver Center and was involved in kid's summer programs. He coached at St. Boniface, Trewyn and St. Philomena grade schools, as well as the Little Leagues and Journal Star baseball program. He was a great influence to the boys at Manual, Woodruff, Central and Spalding and could be seen at these schools' games watching and encouraging "his" boys.
In 1963 Faucett was one of the two people to share the Brotherhood Award, and in 1980 he was honored at a testimonial dinner which was attended by coaches in the area, by children, adults and civic leaders.
Mrs. Germaine Faucett, his wife, will proudly accept his Neve Harms Meritorious Service To Sports Award.
Clarence Faucett's unselfish and dedicated work with the youth of Peoria was brought to a regretful close when he collapsed and died at the parking lot of a store at University and Forrest Hill on August 17, 1981.
|1987 Richwoods HS Football Team|
1987 Richwoods High School Football Team
Coached by Rod Butler, the 1987 Richwoods Football team completed a 9-0 regular season and finished as the IHSA Class 5A runner-up after suffering a 14-13 loss to Joliet Catholic, which scored the go-ahead touchdown with just 2:09 remaining. Richwoods steamrolled its way to the championship game by outscoring its first four playoff opponents by a combined 136-14 margin: Galesburg (39-0), Peoria Central (34-0), O'Fallon (28-7) and Rich South (35-7). Eleven members of the 1987 Knights were named first-team All-Mid-State 10 Conference: Bill Williams (C), Malcolm Hooks (G), Todd Huston (OT), Marty Reno (E), Jeff Schwarzentraub (QB), Lemont Williams (RB), Joe Sickles (FB), Desi Taylor (DT), David Reyes (LB), Ed Sutter (LB), Todd Fitzsimmons (S). Sutter also was selected all-state and the Most Outstanding Football Player in the Peoria area by the Thom McAn shoe company.