River Valley defenders Josh Kline (79) and Scott O'Connell (50) make the tackle on Lukas Nelson of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn as teammate Tyrel McCrea (87) rushes in to help in recent football action in Correctionville. Photo by Reta Todd
MOVILLE - River Valley dropped a hard-fought, season-ending District football game at Woodbury Central on Oct. 24, despite shutting out the host Wildcats in the second half.
Woodbury Central tallied 18 points in the first half and then held the Wolverines to just eight points the rest of the way to claim the 18-8 contest.
The Wildcats scored three first-half touchdowns on a 23-yard pass from Quincy Lamp to Eric Steffen, Lamp's two-yard TD scamper, and a blocked punt by Josh Haberl who returned it 17 yards for a TD.
River Valley's Ethan Todd (75), Sam Lundt (21), and Ian Petersen team up to make the tackle on the ball carrier in recent football action in Correctionville. Photo by Reta Todd
River Valley scored its lone TD in the fourth quarter on a 16-yard pass from Zach Hullinger to Austin Hansen.
The Wolverines had trouble running the ball this night, finishing with 29 carries for just 45 yards. Hullinger was 5-12 passing for 78 yards and one TD, with three costly interceptions, including two by Steffen.
Sam Lundt had four carries for RV for 35 yards, Cody Paris hauled it seven times for 20 yards, and Tyrel McCrea carried four times for 14 yards. Hullinger had 14 carries for a negative 24 yards.
Cody Porter of River Valley grabs Le Mars Gehlen quarterback Taylor Wurth in recent football action in Correctionville. Photo by Reta Todd.
Ethan Todd and McCrea led the Wolverines in tackles with four apiece, while Paris and Justin Nippert had three each.
River Valley ended its season with a 2-7 record and a 1-6 mark in the District. Woodbury Central finished with a 2-7 record and a 2-5 District slate.