All Star kicking season for Drew Henson


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Drew Henson attempts a PAT after a Owatonna Huskies touchdown.

Ethan Armstrong, Writer

After a great junior season where he was named to the Big 9 All-Conference team and the All-State second team as a kicker, senior Drew Henson was able to live up to the high expectations and became an important player for the Huskies for the second year in a row. 

Henson was very consistent this season for the Huskies. He was 25/26 on extra points in the regular season, with the exception of a blocked kick. He also made his career long 45-yard field goal in a win against Austin this season. Henson said, “I never got nervous going out to kick, I was excited to do whatever I could to help the team.” Henson’s cool head helped the Huskies many times this season. Head coach Jeff WIlliams said, “Henson was kind of our comfort blanket, we can always lean back on him and his ability to hit field goals from quite a distance.” 

After last season’s starting punter Eli Knutson graduated, Henson took over the starting job at punter this year along with being the Huskies starting kicker. Although it was his first year punting, Henson was a weapon for the Huskies. Williams said, “There were a couple of games where we had field position advantage because Drew was doing such a nice job of kicking it deep.”

The achievements from this season have started to stack up for Henson. He was named to the Minnesota High School Football All-Star Game. Henson will be the kicker for the South team. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 6:00 p.m. at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Henson has hopes of playing at the next level. During this past off-season, he has attended camps at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and the University of North Dakota. He has also attended visits to many nearby colleges including Concordia St. Paul, Augustana University and the University of Minnesota Duluth. Henson holds two athletic scholarship offers from Concordia St. Paul and University of Minnesota-Duluth.