Football | Owatonna 63, Austin 27
OWATONNA — Jason Williamson rushed for five touchdowns as Owatonna outscored Austin 63-27 in Big Southeast District football on Friday.
Williamson, who is bound for the University of Minnesota, scored on runs of 54, 37, 52, 1 and 49 yards. He finished with more than 300 yards rushing.
Owatonna, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AAAAA, is the defending state champion. The Huskies (3-0) put up 505 yards of offense.
Austin (1-2) got a 95-yard kickoff return from Hunter Guyette to open the second half to cut the margin to 35-20. But Owatonna then scored the next four touchdowns in the third quarter to ice the win.
Packers quarterback Nate Murphy rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown and he was 8-for-16 passing for 148 yards and a TD, a 56-yarder to Connor Byram.
Owatonna 63, Austin 27
Austin 7 7 6 7 — 27
Owatonna 21 14 28 0 — 63