River Falls’ quarterback Vito Massa threw for 231 yards and three touchdowns and the Wildcats added 215 yards and two touchdowns on the ground to clinch at least a share of the Mississippi Valley Conference title with a 36-27 victory at Onalaska Friday night, Oct. 8.
The victory puts the Wildcats at 6-0 in MVC play (6-3 overall) heading into this week’s regular season finale at Sparta (2-4). Second place West Salem (5-1) will end its regular season at Holmen (2-4).
Massa connected with tight end Ethan Campbell for two scores– on a 29-yard connection on fourth down in the second half, while Jordan Karras also caught a touchdown pass out of the backfield.
Tyler Haydon had both rushing touchdowns for the Wildcats and finished with 128 yards on 10 carries, including a 53-yard burst in the second half to set up his second touchdown run of the game from one yard out.
The Cats also got a 22-yard fourth quarter field goal from Aleck Ross.
Michael Schurman caught four passes for 54 yards in the victory while Cole Evavold carried the ball 22 times for 67 yards.