SCHOOL: Richmond Academy
POS.: Running back/defensive back
HT./WT.: 5-6/152 pounds
HIGHLIGHTS: Knowles totaled 17 carries for 162 rushing yards in a 41-6 season-opening win over Westside this past Friday. The senior running back was Richmond Academy’s second-leading rusher last year and is now taking over main duties as the Musketeers look to make noise with first-year head coach Lyle Burns.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “I think we expected him to be a good player, but he showed a little bit of leadership. He didn’t ask to come out. He wasn’t tired. He continued to play. He ran the plays as they were designed and it worked out for him. He had a good game.” – Richmond Academy coach Lyle Burns
WHAT HE SAID: “I’d like to thank our coach. He came out and is very serious about this year. He makes us work hard. I want to thank the linemen. They work hard, too. I put all my trust into my coach. He’s a very good coach.”