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High school football: Wildcats 17, Chippewa Falls 7

Senior quarterback Alex Call threw for one touchdown, ran for another and kicked a 31-yard field goal to account for all of River Falls' scoring as the Wildcats scored 17 unanswered points to defeat Chippewa Falls, 17-7, Friday night at Dorais Field.

Call hit John Maillette for a 90-yard touchdown on the final play of the third quarter to tie the score, 7-7. Six minutes later he outran the Cardinal defense 80 yards to give the Wildcats their first lead of the game with six minutes remaining.

Call iced the win with a 31-yard field goal with 2:04 to play that made the final 17-7.

Call overcame three interceptions in the first three quarters to score the final 17 points of the game and spoil Chippewa Falls' homecoming. He finished with 99 yards passing and 126 yards on the ground.

The Wildcats improved to 4-1 overall, 3-1 in the Big Rivers Conference while Chippewa Falls fell to 0-5, 0-4 in BRC play. The Cats are all alone in second place in the BRC, one game behind co-leaders Hudson and Menomonie.

See the Sept. 27 print edition of the River Falls Journal for more on the Wildcats' latest win.

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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