This shapes up as something of a mismatch — in school enrollment only. While No. 10-2A Winona (7-2-1) has the edge in school size over No. 9-1A Pine Island/Zumbrota-Mazeppa (7-0-2), this matchup figures to be highly competitive.
Winona was unbeaten before suffering consecutive losses to Rochester Century and Austin last week. The Winhawks have the offensive weapons, including senior Owen Ping and sophomore Teis Larsen, to rebound quickly.
PIZM has won its last two games by a combined score of 13-0. Dan Mikaeo is among the team’s top scorers.