MARCUS - Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn quarterback Tanner Utesch passed for four touchdowns and ran for three more to lead the undefeated, 7th-ranked Eagles to an 80-38 victory over a gritty River Valley squad here Friday night in 8-player football.
The neighborhood battle also saw MMC's Andrew Hoefling rush for two TDs and tally another on a scintillating 68-yard kick-off return to help pace the explosive Eagles.
Riedemann was 12-33 passing for 141 yards and three interceptions by the alert MMC defense. Fitch was 1-1 for 38 yards and the TD to Riedemann.
MMC rushed the ball 29 times for 210 yards, with Hoefling racking up eight carries for 75 yards and two TDs, the longest for 43 yards. Utesch had six carries for 70 yards and three TDs, and Dylan Spieler carried five times for 24 yards and a four-yard TD.
On defense, Spieler had two pass inteceptions, and Connor Holmes one. Hoefling had a fumble recovery. Josh Kach and Tyler Prunty each tallied 17 tackles to lead that department, while Nate Rassel had nine, and Dylan Rolfes, Holmes, and Hoefling registered six apiece.
Parker Goettsch led the Wolverine defense with 11 tackles, followed by Riedemann nine, Jimmy Cockburn seven, and Josh Pansegrau six. Riedemann also had a pass interception and three kick-off returns totaling 72 yards for an all-around superlative effort.
The 7-0 Eagles play at winless Clay Central Everly Friday night, while River Valley regroups at 2-5 to host 1-6 Whiting.