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River Falls celebrates a first quarter touchdown run by Greg Matheson. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Wildcats top Tigers in football opener

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River Falls scored a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns to break open a close game and post a 26-13 victory over New Richmond in the 2013 high school football opener Friday night in New Richmond.


Leading 14-13 with one quarter to play, Sam Lenzen returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to give the Wildcats some breathing room and Jon Krueger iced the win with a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:09 remaining.

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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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