Football: Z-M unable to stop Stewartville's aerial attackStewartville put up 285 yards through the air en route to a 30-6 victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Stewartville.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Stewartville put up 285 yards through the air en route to a 30-6 victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Stewartville.
Cougars head coach Willie Rauen said his team was determined to stop Stewartville wide receiver Will Gisler but it was Conner Hanf the team had to worry about.
Hanf caught a touchdown and finished with 122 yards receiving.
Stewartville opened the scoring with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Quandt to Zach Jaeger.
The Tigers made it 10-0 with a field goal in the second quarter and Quandt found Hanf for a 14-yard touchdown later in the second quarter.
Z-M had the route jumped, Rauen said, but the ball went through the defender’s hands and into the hands of Hanf.
The Cougars got their only touchdown of the game in the second quarter on a 27-yard pass from quarterback Kurt Gadient to Jacob Ugland.
Gadient went 12 of 29 for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
Kevin Niebuhr led Z-M with seven catches for 95 yards and Sam Edwards caught two balls for 50 yards.
Rauen said the Cougars struggled to get any running game established, which made the offense struggle as a whole. Cody Krueger led Z-M with 35 yards on 12 carries.
Z-M had a chance to get back into the game in the third quarter with the ball on Stewartville’s 9-yard line, but failed to score.
The Cougars will play Winona Cotter Friday in Zumbrota.