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The Owatonna Huskies Football team won the Big Southeast Red District title with a win vs. Rochester Century last wednesday night, 35-20.  After a somewhat rocky start, the Huskies have righted the ship in their last four games. Head coach Jeff Williams commented on his team’s season thus far, “We had a little bit of a rough start to the season. When you are sitting 1-2, it’s easy to feel sorry for yourselves, but our kids never did that. They kept battling and believing in themselves and now we have won a Conference title and are the top seed in the section. I couldn’t be more proud of how our guys have fought through adversity.”

The Huskies’ offense started slow at the beginning of the season but turned things around after the difficult loss against the Falcons. Sophomore Jason Williamson carried 46 times for 257 yards and scored two touchdowns two weeks ago against the Trojans, tying the school record for most carries in a game. Williamson broke the sophomore single season rushing record of 1,081 yards set by Collin Wencl in 2008, he finished with around 1,230 yards. A talented group of wide receivers has also contributed to the late success of the Huskies. Junior slot receiver, Noah Budach, was impressed by his team’s play, “The season started off to a slow start, but our guys rallied and we were able to get back on track to a winning season.”

After receiving a first round bye, Owatonna will play the winner of the first round match up between the fourth seed, Rochester JM and the fifth seed, Austin – these teams face off tomorrow night away, in Rochester. Owatonna will play the winner on Saturday, Oct. 29 at home in Owatonna, a win will propel the Huskies into the section championship – go out and support the Huskies this Saturday night!

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