River Falls Wildcats

River Falls quarterback Vito Massa threw four touchdown passes, three to Ethan Campbell, and the Wildcats scored the last 13 points of the game to improve to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in the Mississippi Valley Conference with a 35-20 victory over Holmen Friday night, Sept. 10, in Holmen.

River Falls led 22-0 at halftime and 22-7 lead after three quarters of play before Holmen scored a pair of quick touchdowns to cut the Wildcats’ lead to 22-0. But Massa and Campbell hooked up for their third touchdown of the game, from 16-yards out, and Massa hit Jordan Karras for a 31-yard score to make the final 35-20.

Cole Evavold opened the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run and Campbell threw a two-point conversion pass to Ryan Langer to give the Cats an early 8-0 lead. Campbell caught a 10-yard touchdown pass from Massa later in the quarter to make it a 15-0 game.

Massa and Campell connected for a 19-yard touchdown for the only points of the second quarter to widen the gap to 22-0.

But Holmen scored 20 straight points, including a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns, before Massa’s third and fourth touchdown passes of the game sealed the win for River Falls.

Massa finished with 185 yards on 10-of-15 passing with four scores and no interceptions. Campbell had five catches for 85 yards and three touchdowns while Michael Shurman caught two balls for 22 yards. Evavold led the Wildcat rushing attack with 85 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries while Tyler Haydon ran the ball 12 times for 69 yards.

The Wildcats return to action Friday, Sept. 17 at home against La Crosse Central.

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