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Goodhue running back Riley Huemann (36) stiff-arms Hayfield defender Mason Moreno during the first half of Friday’s Week Zero game at Goodhue High School. Thanks to a last-minute touchdown by senior Cole Kruger, the Vikings came away with a 21-20 Southern Football Alliance Blue division victory over the Wildcats. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Football: Goodhue falls in last-minute heartbreaker

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GOODHUE – Hayfield’s Cole Kruger was scared that a victory would slip through his fingertips. 

Down 20-14 and perched at the 10-yard line with under a minute left in the fourth quarter, the Vikings faced fourth down. Hayfield quarterback Cameron Rutledge rolled left and found the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Kruger open near the end zone. As the ball got to him, Kruger got hit with a sudden fear.


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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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