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High School Football: Owatonna’s Williamson named Mr. Football

December 18, 2018

Owatonna football star and future Minnesota Gopher Jason Williamson was named Mr. Football on Sunday.

Williamson, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound halfback and defensive back, averaged more than 231 yards rushing per game this season as he ran for an incredible 3,012 yards and scored 47 touchdowns.

Williamson led the Huskies to their second consecutive Class AAAAA state championship.

Williamson is projected as either a running back or defensive back for Minnesota and is enrolling there this winter.

Other finalists for the Mr. Football award included Spring Grove’s Alex Folz (quarterback/defensive back/kicker) and Caledonia’s Nick McCabe (running back/linebacker). There were 11 finalist total for the award.

• Minnesota’s best high school football players converged in Minneapolis on Saturday for the annual Minnesota Football Showcase all-star game at U.S Bank Stadium.

The game’s most impressive stat came from Cretin-Derham Hall’s Peter Udoibok. The Gophers commit caught a rainbow pass and took the ball 95 yards for the longest score in the 46-year history of the game, one of his two TDs as the South beat the North 33-12.

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