Onalaska is hosting River Valley in their season opener for the second year in a row. Last season, the Hilltoppers won 41-19. Although Onalaska brings a young roster, they are looking to capture their third straight MVC title.
River Valley’s Quarterback Will Bailey threw three touchdown passes in the first half and the Blackhawks led the Hilltoppers 20-6 at the half.
The Hilltoppers made a comeback in the second half. Quarterback Austin Larson had two touchdown passes to Ray Heilman and Landon Peterson to tie the game up at 20-20.
However, with less than three minutes remaining, the Blackhawks were in field goal range and hit the field goal to take a 23-20 lead. The Hilltoppers were unable to capitalize on
their last drive losing 23-20.