CORRECTIONVILLE - Only in the exciting game of 8-player football can a team score 42 points and yet lose by 32 points, but that's exactly what happened to the River Valley boys in their season-opening game here on Friday against CAM (Cumberland,Anita and Massena) Anita, as the Cougars rolled to a 74-42 win over the Wolverines.
River Valley wide receiver Josh Pansegrau grabs a pass and heads for a Wolverine touchdown during Friday's exciting season opener in Correctionville. Photo by Jolene Smith
Four RV players accounted for six touchdowns for Coach Jacob Burger's River Valley squad, led by quarterback Brennan Riedemann's three scores on short runs. The junior accounted for 148 yards rushing on 27 attempts and also threw for another 231 yards on 18-of-35 passes. good for another three tallies. Riedemann was not intercepted. Josh Pansegrau was Riedemann's chief target, as he snared 12 passes,good for 128 yards and a 15-yard touchdown. Sophomore Wyatt Fitch caught two balls for 20 yards, including an 8-yard score, and junior Parker Goettsch scored a 47-yard TD on his only reception of the night.
River Valley football team captains for Friday's game against CAM Anita in Correctionville meet with officials and Cougar captains before the start of the game. RV captains are, left to right, Mason Alitz, Parker Goettsch, Josh Pansegrau, and Nathan Utesch. Photo by Jolene Smith
The hustling Goettsch was busy on the defensive side of things, though, as he was in on a whopping 20 tackles. Pansegrau was in on a dozen and Riedemann was involved in 10 stops.
All nine of CAM's scores came on the ground, as they gained only 54 yards through the air.
Junior running back Dylan Amdor had 219 yards on 31 rushing attempts and scored five TDS and six 2-point conversion runs. Brady Runyan gained 129 yards and Trevor McKee gained 93 yards and scored the Cougars' other four touchdowns.
River Valley plays another non-District game Friday at Ar-We-Va (Westside).