It was not the start the Cougars expected Friday night. Niobrara/Verdigre hoped to upset last year's D2 runner-up CWCE in the home opener, but they were unable to do so.
CWCE topped the Cougars 58-0.
The loss drops Niobrara/Verdigre to 0-1. They look to right the ship next Friday as they host Boyd County.