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Junior Ellis Johnson bursts through the banner held by River Falls Youth football players to lead the Wildcats back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game against New Richmond.

Cats learn from their mistakes

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It didn't take long for the first-time starters on the Wildcat football team to learn how fast the varsity game can be.

New Richmond's Cody Taubman ran for a 69-yard touchdown run on the Tigers' first play from scrimmage Aug. 27, and Tiger quarterback Zach Kier hit Justice Harvieux for a 35-yard touchdown on the next possession to stake New Richmond to an early 13-0 lead.


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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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