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|Local Sports 9/20/13
Area high school football teams will embark on their fourth Friday night of action, and the Galesburg Silver Streaks will be tested in Peoria by the Richwoods Knights. Galesburg enters the game with a record of 2-1, while Richwoods is 1-2, but the Streaks haven't beaten the Knights in the last 10 meetings. Galesburg Head Coach Tim Dougherty says the Peoria school has a solid program.
Richwoods graduated all-state fullback Kendrick Foster last year, but his replacement--Kioentre O'Neal--rushed for 251 yards and three touchdowns in last week's 44-0 wipeout of Moline. The Silver Streaks will counter with quarterback Peyton Isaacson, who threw 3 touchdown passes in last Friday's 20-13 victory over East Moline. Coach Dougherty says he as seen great improvement in the team's new no-huddle offense early in the season.
Broadcast time is 7:06 tonight with Brad Bennewitz and Jim Lee here on WGIL.
Elsewhere in the Western Big-6 and Midstate Conferences tonight:
Rock Island at United Township
Moline at Alleman
Peoria Manual at Quincy
Peoria Notre Dame at Peoria Central
Area small-school teams also have some great matchups on the schedule for tonight. The best game figures to be in Knoxville, where the Blue Bullets and the Farmington Farmers will match 3-0 records. Other games include Monmouth-Roseville hosting Illini West; Abingdon-Avon at North Fulton; and Mid-County traveling to River Valley. Mid-County head coach Ben Rees says last week's win was a confidence builder for his Cougars.
Coach Rees went on to say that River Valley, with their 3-0 record, is a much better team than in the past.
The Mid-County Cougars go into tonight's matchup with a record of 1-2.