It was a long ride to Quincy for Richwoods Friday as they went into Flinn Memorial Stadium looking for their sixth win of the season against the host Blue Devils. The ride home won't be any quicker after they suffered a whippin' at the hands of Quincy. The final was 46-6.
Things started out badly for Richwoods as Steve Covington went down early with injury and they only went downhill from there. The Blue Devils started impressively, taking the opening kickoff 73 yards, using up half of the first quarter and capped by a 20 yard touchdown run from Bryce Unmisig. Malique Robbins spearheaded Quincy's ground attack in this time consuming drive. Things didn't get any better for the Knights as a fumble on their first play gave the ball right back to the Blue Devils in Richwoods territory. Unmisig got back at it as he galloped 34 yards to the end zone. A successful two point conversion resulted after a bad snap and Quincy had bolted to a 15-0 lead by quarter's end.
Three more second quarter scores made it 32-0 at halftime. The Blue Devils' ground game was dominant and they owned the time of possession. The Richwoods offense could get nothing going whatsoever.
It was more of the same in the second half as Quincy kept pouring it on to set the final tally. The Knights are now on the playoff bubble with a 5-4 record. They will learn their fate when the pairings are announced Saturday night.
In other games, Notre Dame got themselves a huge, momentum building victory with a thrilling 34-33 win at Rock Island. The Rocks were undefeated and ranked second in Class 6A. The go ahead touchdown in overtime was matched by Rock Island, but a missed extra point sent the Irish home winners. Central got themselves onto the playoff bubble as they trounced Galesburg, 56-34.
Metamora is out of the playoffs after a 21-7 loss to Limestone. Pekin clinched a third straight berth by virtue of their 28-14 win over Dunlap.