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Wildcats win football opener
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

Levi Johnson ran for two touchdowns and Tyler Hunter and Marty Herum each passed for one score and ran for another to lead River Falls to a 48-34 win over New Richmond in the season opener for both teams at Ramer Field Friday night.

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Johnson scored on runs of 62 and 21 yards and finished with 174 yards rushing in 12 carries. Hunter hit Eric Gilbertson for a 25-yard touchdown for the first score of the game, then ran for a 41-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give River Falls a 20-7 lead.

Herum hit Gilbert in the corner of the end zone just before the half to make the score 26-14.

The Wildcats broke the game open with three straight touchdowns in the third quarter. Ryan Young ran up the middle for a 22 yard touchdown and Herum hit Gilbertson for the two-point conversion to give the Cats a 31-14 lead. After Johnson's second touchdown of the game, Herum ran in from 8-yards out to widen the gap to 48-14 at the end of three.

See the Sept. 4 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more.

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