Gavin Kohel

River Falls running back Gavin Kohel (29) celebrates his first quarter 27-yard touchdown run with teammate Jordan Karras in the Wildcats’ 26-0 victory over Holmen Thursday night, Aug. 25 at David Smith Stadium. Bob Burrows / Star-Observer photo

River Falls’ defense held Holmen to 81 total yards, all on the ground, while the Wildcat offense ran for four touchdowns in a 26-0 victory over the Vikings Thursday night, Aug. 25, at David Smith Stadium at UW-River Falls Ramer Field.

It’s the second straight game the Wildcat defense shut out its opponent as the Cats improved to 2-0.

River Falls outgained Holmen 298-81 and while recording 17 first downs to Holmen’s six.

Jonah Severson led the way with 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries while quarterback ran for 68 yards and a score and completed 4-of-7 passes 68 yards with an interception.

Gavin Kohel opened the scoring with a 27-yard touchdown run straight up the middle 1 minute, 21 seconds into the second quarter. After forcing a Holmen punt, Range found Jordan Karras deep down the left sideline to set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Severson to extend the Wildcat lead to 13-0 with five minutes left in the half after the extra point attempt was blocked.

After a scoreless third quarter, Range opened the fourth quarter with a 14-yard touchdown run before Severson’s second touchdown of the game, from 9-yards out with 5:29 remaining, made the final 26-0.

The Wildcats will open Big Rivers Conference play at home against New Richmond Friday, Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

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