Last season, the Fairview Knights of Boulder took their high flying aerial show all the way to the state title game behind the arm of Anders Hill and the hands of receiver Sam Martin. Last season the Knights posted over 4,000 pass yards. Looking to replace that much offense and two prolific players such as Hill and Martin is no easy task but the Knights are in good hands as 6-1 170 pound senior Johnny Feauto takes over the offense.
Few players in the state of Colorado have done more for their team over the length of their career than Feauto. Last year, Feauto established himself as one of the state’s top defensive backs posting six interceptions and two passes defended. Feauto also chipped in as a receiver and backup QB. During his sophomore season Feauto started eight games at quarterback as Hill recovered from a broken ankle. During his time as a starter Feauto passed for more than 2,300 yards and 21 TDs.
Feauto’s skill set is built on athleticism honed from playing three varsity sports at a high level. Besides football Feauto is a solid basketball player and a very good baseball player. On the football field, Feauto can move around and is a threat to take off and run on any play. Feauto is also very adept at making throws once the pocket breaks down creating big plays. As a thrower, Feauto has a quick release and is comfortable throwing from multiple platforms as necessary.
This past weekend Fairview defeated Grand Junction 58-28, keeping pace with the prolific offense that allowed the Knights to play in the 2013 state title game. In the win Feauto had 404 pass yards and four touchdowns. Feauto’s go to target was sophomore David McWilliams, who had 182 receiving yards and two receptions. Carlo Kemp added two scores on the ground for the Knights. The Knights will again put up points, but in a different format than last season. Feauto offers a better run option than Hill while the 6-3 250 pound Kemp teams with fellow TE/H-back Steve D’ Epagnier, also in the 6-3 250 range, to create matchup problems for opposing defenses.