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Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Kevin Niebuhr (left) races down the sidelines as Hayfield's Andrew Becker tries for the tackle during the second quarter of Friday's Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division game in Zumbrota. Niebuhr gained 42 yards on the play.

Football: Cougars 'D' reigns supreme vs. Hayfield

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ZUMBROTA - Friday's game with Hayfield had all the makings of a trap game for Zumbrota-Mazeppa.

The Vikings were coming off their first win since the 2009 season last week, and the Cougars' offense was struggling with four first-half turnovers.


Hayfield had ample opportunities to put points on the board, but a relentless defense effort by Z-M set the tone for a 34-6 Hiawatha Valley League Gold Division victory for the Cougars.

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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