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Zumbrota-Mazeppa linebacker Collin Carney scopes out the backfield before a play during 11-on-11 drills on Aug. 21 in Zumbrota. The Cougars open the 2013 season Thursday at home against Byron. (Republican Eagle photo by Joe Brown)

Football Season Preview: Cougars aim to avoid last season's pitfalls

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ZUMBROTA – Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s success hinges on one important question: can the team stay healthy?

“We have five guys who played extensively on one side of the ball or the other,” said Z-M head coach Willie Rauen. “Because of our low numbers, we’re going to have a lot of guys who will be playing both ways, so the biggest thing for us is to be in shape and be in a position to play all four quarters.”

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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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