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Fans in the Hudson student section celebrate with the Raider football team after the team defeated Menomonie, 28-10, to win the Big Rivers Conference championship last Friday night at Newton Field. The game marked the Raiders’ sixth straight win over Menomonie and gave them their second outright BRC title. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)

Raiders defeat Menomonie for second straight Big Rivers title

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Even Wade Malecha thought it was too good to be true.

“I wouldn’t have believed it if you had told me that my first carry of the year I would get hurt, then told me this would happen,” he said. “I couldn’t be happier.”


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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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