Black Hawk ends River Ridge’s season

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River Ridge's Connor Mumm (12) runs through an arm tackle attempt by Black Hawk-Warren Friday night. (Photos by A.J. Gates, Grant County Herald Independent)

The Timberwolves' Will Esser fights for extra yardage.


By Ted Pennekamp


River Ridge’s football season came to an end Friday night as host Black Hawk-Warren defeated the Timberwolves 49-7 in a WIAA Division 7 Level 3 playoff game Friday night. 

Black Hawk scored 8 points in the first quarter and 14 in the second to take a 22-0 lead at halftime.

Black Hawk scored 14 points in the third period to increase the margin to 36-0.

In the fourth quarter, Black Hawk scored on an interception return and the 2-point try was no good as Black Hawk took a 42-0 advantage.

River Ridge scored on a touchdown run by Archie Cooley in the fourth quarter to pull the Timberwolves within 42-7.

Black Hawk ended the scoring for the night with a TD run to make the final, 49-7.

River Ridge ended their fine season with an 8-4 overall record.

“It’s been a very enjoyable year,” said River Ridge Head Coach Wade Winkers. “Our seniors have done an excellent job of leading this team to where we are and I think their commitment and belief in the team is a huge reason we are successful. We have a nice mix of size and speed and the guys seem to play hard all the time.  They are a very fun group of guys and they deserve all the recognition and success they get.”

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