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River Valley rips Charter Oak-Ute in opener

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wolverines explode in their first 8-man game

CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley Wolverines showed that they're liking their first-time endeavor into 8-player football, blitzing Charter Oak-Ute 55-14 in a season opener for both teams here Friday night.

River Valley running back Blaine Cullen (24) shoots through the hole in the defense for an eight-yard gain while lineman Tanner Cobb (77) goes after a defender to block. Photo by The Mapleton Press
The Wolverines scored three touchdowns in both the second and third quarters to blow away the out-manned CO-U club. The Bobcats scored both TDs in the second quarter to pull to within 28-14 at halftime, before RV ran away and hid with a 27-point second half.

Blane Cullen had a legendary night for River Valley, scoring five TDs, including one on a 24-yard pass interception return. Cullen plowed through the CO-U defense on TD runs of one, 37, 13, and 45 yards as the big RV lead led to a continuous clock for the fourth quarter.

Dylan Fluke tallied two TDs for the winners on runs of four yards each, and Billy Pansegrau scored a TD on a 25-yard scamper.

Riverside running back Dylan Fluke (84) powers his way to the goal line for the Wolverines' second touchdown of the game Friday night against Charter Oak-Ute. Photo by Mapleton Press.
RV tallied three PAT conversions on runs by Brady Riedemann, and one PAT kick by Zak Gander. The Wolverines missed four other PATs.

Cullen finished the night with 18 carries for 195 yards and four TDs, Fluke was 16-90 and two TDs, Riedemann 13-64, and Pansegrau 4-42.

Cullen and Riedemann had interceptions for RV.

Linebacker Blaine Cullen (24) wraps up a Charter Oak-Ute ball carrier after a two yard gain.
Jacob Preuss and Pansegrau paced the Wolverine defense with 10 tackles each, while Carl Simonsen tallied eight, Cullen seven, and Josh Kline seven.

"It was a good win for our student-athletes," said RV coach Brian Winkler. "They have worked hard throughout the year to put them in a position to have success.

"We ran the ball extremely well offensively. We need to improve throwing the ball. Defensively, we had a very good game overall."

River Valley plays at AR-We-Va in Westside Friday night.

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