November 16, 2018 11:27 PM
Jason Williamson ran for 199 yards and scored five touchdowns as Owatonna beat Elk River 39-8 in the Class 5A State Football Semifinals.
Owatonna is the defending Class 5A champions and will face the winner of Saturday's St. Thomas Academy/Bemidji game in the Prep Bowl.
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Recap via Minnesota State High School League:
Owatonna plowed its way into the Class AAAAA championship game for the second consecutive season with a 39-8 victory over Elk River in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 16 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The game was a rematch of the 2017 Class AAAAA championship game that Owatonna won by a 63-26 outcome.
University of Minnesota recruit Jason Williamson, a senior running back, powered the Huskies (12-0) with 199 yards on 28 carries and five touchdowns. Three of his scoring runs came in the second half when Owatonna pulled away from what had been a 19-8 lead in the third quarter.
Junior quarterback Solomon Havelka rushed for 71 yards and averaged 8.9 yards per carry. Owatonna’s staunch defense limited the Elk River offense (10-2) to 125 yards rushing. Elk River was the 2016 Class AAAAA champion. Senior running back Adam Nelson had 53 yards for the Elks.
Sophomore running back Carter Otto and senior quarterback Tyler Leshovsky hooked up for Elk River’s only touchdown, a 44-yard strike in the third quarter.
Updated: November 16, 2018 11:27 PM
Created: November 16, 2018 05:35 PM
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