River Valley plays tonight in a state football semifinal game against defending Division 3 champion Catholic Memorial. Catholic Memorial is widely considered to be the favorite in Division 4 in 2019.
Coach Tim Eastlick of River Valley told The Big 1070 that it's a big challenge, but that his team is eager for the opportunity to face one of the state's top programs, regardless of division.
For the Blackhawks, who made it to Camp Randall Stadium a few years ago, it's a continuation of recent success, buoyed by a small but talented senior class and some big games already in the playoffs. Last week, River Valley was able to rally past Lakeside Lutheran to get back to the state semifinals.