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Cats fall to Cardinals in Homecoming game

Wildcat quarterback Austin Temme fakes out a Chippewa Falls defender to score on a 2-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter of the Cats’ 34-13 Homecoming loss to the Cardinals Friday night, Oct. 3. (River Falls Journal photo by Bob Burrows)

Chippewa Falls spoiled River Falls’ Homecoming by defeating the Wildcats, 34-13, Friday night, Sept. 27, at David Smith Stadium at Ramer Field.

The win was the first of the season for the Cardinals while the Wildcats slipped to 1-5 overall, 0-4 in Big Rivers Conference play.

Chippewa Falls took a 21-7 halftime lead with the Wildcat touchdown coming on a 12-yard, second quarter run by quarterback Jon Krueger. Earlier Krueger had a 60-yard touchdown run called back by a holding penalty. He left the game just before halftime with an injury and did not return.

Sophomore Austin Temme in his first action at quarterback this season, accounted for the Wildcats’ only other touchdown of the game, a 2-yard run late in the third quarter to make the final 34-13.

See the Oct. 3 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more on the game.

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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