Williamson Scores 5 Touchdowns as Owatonna Beats Elk River in State Semifinals

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.

RELATED: TRIA Athlete of the Week, Oct. 10: Owatonna RB Jason Williamson 

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.

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