Hardwood Huskies


Charity Jackson

Boys basketball after defeating Albert Lea.

Braydn Larson, Writer

After battling with injuries all season, the Owatonna Boys Basketball team finished their regular season Friday, March 1, in Northfield. The Huskies are in class AAAA, this is the highest class in the state and is based off population and location. There are eight teams in each section. Heading into sections, the Huskies are looking to be sitting at an eight seed and will be facing Lakeville North who has the number one seed.

Senior Jared Fett, suffered a broken wrist on Tuesday, Dec. 18, and was forced to miss many games in the season but fought hard to make it back Fett said, “I thought I was done for the season, but I healed up and it’s good to be back playing for the last few weeks.” Struggling mid-season, the Huskies have finished the season with a 7-19 record heading into sections after starting the season 3-1.

The Huskies record does not show what they have done this season as they have lost many close games. Head Coach, Josh Williams said, “With a full squad back healthy and the chance to establish some consistency with how we play and what we do. Our kids have been competing very well the last several weeks.”

Lakeville North has dominated AAAA for a while, so this will not be an easy road to state for the Huskies. Williams said, “We must come ready to compete both mentally and physically in practice the next several days to ensure sure we are ready to step on the floor on March 6th against a quality opponent.” The game will be held at Lakeville North at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.