Football: Cougars find a groove against Kenyon-WanamingoFor the first time this season, Z-M coach Willie Rauen said his team’s rushing game finally got rolling.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
For the first time this season, Z-M coach Willie Rauen said his team’s rushing game finally got rolling.
Thanks in large part to 184 rushing yards and three touchdowns by senior Cody Krueger, the Cougars moved to 2-0 in the HVL Gold and 2-1 overall with the victory in Kenyon.
“We played a fairly decent game on both sides of the ball,” Rauen said. “We had a couple breakdowns, but for the most part, we played well.”
Finishing with 262 rushing yards as a team, Krueger got things rolling in the second quarter with a 16-yard touchdown scamper to tie the game at 7-7. Later in the quarter, Krueger punched in a 5-yard score to help put the Cougars up 14-7.
After the Knights tied the game on a 3-yard scoring run by Zach Quaale, Z-M scored right before the half when Mitch Watkins caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Gadient. Up 21-14 in the third quarter, Krueger put the game away with a 2-yard run into the end zone.
On defense, Tyler Quam was a terror Z-M, finishing with four sacks. Krueger also piled up 13 total tackles (4 solo, 9 assisted).