CORRECTIONVILLE - An explosive River Valley football team splashed 65 points on the board by halftime, including an eye-popping 41-point second period on the way to a resounding 78-38 victory over winless Whiting here Friday night in 8-player action.
River Valley shared the wealth in the scoring department, with Blane Cullen, Dylan Fluke, and Brody Riedemann each accounting for two rushing TDs. On top of that, Brennan Riedemann scored two TDs - one on a 22-yard pass from brother Brody, and the game's final tally on a one-yard run. Cullen scored on runs of five and 41, Fluke on runs of 47 and 32, and Brody Riedemann on runs of 49 and two yards.
Other Wolverines TDs were Jacob Preuss with an 8-yard pass interception return, Billy Pansegrau on a 2-yard fumble recovery return and a 20-yard run, and Fluke on a 30-yard pass from Brody Riedemann.
RV rushed for 405 yards on 45 carries, with Cullen leading the way with seven carries for 98 yards, Fluke eight carries for 94 yards, Preuss 13 carries for 70 yards, Brody Riedemann five carries for 69 yards, Brennan Riedemann eight carries for 25 yards, and Pansegrau four carries for 39 yards. Brodt Riedemann was 2-4 passing for 52 yards and two TDs.
Preuss led the RV defense with 10 tackles, followed by Pansegrau seven, Brennan Riedemann six, and Josh Kline and Skylar Shever five apiece.
"It was a good win for our student athletes to start out District play 1-0," said RV coach Brian Winkler of his 2-1 Wolverines. "Our offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage. I thought our offensive execution was pretty good. Defensively, I thought we played very well, but we need to improve in some areas to get where we want to go.
"Our District is very competitive so we will have to be ready to play at a very high level each week. Our players are looking forward to the challenge."
River Valley hosts Laurens-Marathon Friday night.