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Huskies continue to march into playoff

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Jayden Omangi
The Huskies lines up for the National Anthem to start off the game.

The Owatonna Football team started the inaugural season at Federated field off great. They started 4-2 in their first five games, with their losses being to two Top 10 teams in the state. 

The Huskies then finished the regular season with two more wins against Rochester John Marshall and Apple Valley. They finished with a record of 6-2 with their only losses. Head coach Jeff Williams said, “We showed some good resolve and some good fight against a couple of the best teams in the state but I think coming out of it we’ve got some confidence that we can play with anybody in the state.” 

The Huskies received a first round bye, due to receiving the number one seed out of their section.  They will host Rochester John Marshall at home in the section semi-final game. Senior captain and quarterback Jacob Ginskey said, “Going into sections we feel pretty good. The win over Apple Valley was huge. Having the one seed in our section puts us in a really good position to make a run in the postseason.” The Huskies are hopeful to get back to the section championship and win it for the first time since 2020. 

Junior wide receiver and defensive back Nolan Ginskey is on pace to break the school record for receiving yards in a single-season set by Noah Budach (994) back in 2017 who played 13 games in the Huskies’ state championship run. Nolan Ginskey said, “It’d be super cool if I get it, especially knowing the success this program has had in the past and the great players who have gone through it.” With Nolan having 747 receiving yards on the season and averaging around 100 yards a game, he is on pace to break the record in 11 games.

The Huskies play in the section semifinals Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. against Rochester John Marshall at Federated Field.

About the Contributors
Mitch Seykora
Mitch Seykora, Writer
Mitch Seykora is a senior at Owatonna High School. This will be his first year on the Magnet staff. He is involved in sports that include baseball and football. During his free time he likes to hang out with friends, be active outside, and watch other sports. Seykora joined the Magnet staff because he heard many great things about Magnet and wanted to enhance his writing and journalism skills. Seykora is looking forward to a great year in Magnet! After high school Seykora plans to attend college and continue his athletics in baseball.
Jayden Omangi
Jayden Omangi, Photographer
Jayden Omangi is a senior at OHS this year. This will be Omangi’s second year in Magnet. He came back because he enjoyed his first year as a writer and photographer. Omangi is involved in Soccer, Deca, and Yearbook. Omangi enjoys playing Fortnite with his duo partner Jackson DeGrood. Omangi is planning on attending college after high school and is still undecided on his major. Omangi looks forward to another great year in Magnet!