Huskies starting from scratch


Sky Krenzelok

Senior Jason Klecker shoots free throw against the Austin Packers.

Ayden Walter, Writer

After a 4-2 start to the season, the Owatonna Boys Basketball team is looking to turn things around. After a shaky start to the season, dropping two games to the Austin Packers and Rochester Century Panthers, the Huskies remain confident for the rest of the season. 

Coming off a historical season last year, which included winning the section championship for the second year in a row and taking sixth place in the state tournament, the Huskies are looking to have similar success. The team has hopes of another state run, but it will not  be easy. The Huskies graduated four of the five starters from last year’s team and will look for many players to fill those shoes this season. Head coach Josh Williams said, “We have a team of great kids who really buy into what we need to do to win and how to play together.  Defensively we have the ability to really guard…are fast and quick…and take pride in being that type of team.” Despite losing lots of seniors, Coach Williams still holds standards the same for the young Huskie team. 

With little experience in the new starting lineup, the chemistry within the Huskies new starting five is slowly progressing as the season goes on. Senior captain Collin Vick, one of the returning players from last season’s team, said, ”I think our goal is just to compete every time we get on the floor and just play with the same standard that we had last year and win a bunch of games and hopefully be in contention for a section championship or a conference championship.” Even with the team graduating so many players, the mindset and goals stay the same for this new Huskie team. 

The Huskies are away vs. Mayo and Northfield.  Their next home game is on Friday, Jan. 13  vs. the Rochester John Marshall Rockets at 7 p.m.