Owatonna Sails by Rochester Mayo 46-7 with Diverse Air Attack
Owatonna senior quarterback Abe Havelka found five different receivers with touchdown passes as the Huskies rolled past Rochester Mayo 46-7 Friday night at the Owatonna High School football field. The game was tied 7-7 early in the second quarter when Havelka began picking apart the Spartans defense with the Huskies multiple threat attack.
Nolan Malo caught his first varsity touchdown, dragging across the middle for a 12-yard strike for a 14-7 lead. That came less than a minute into the second stanza. Late in the quarter, Havelka connected with Jason Williamson out of the backfield for a short pass that the speedy junior turned into a 44-touchdown dash with 3:58 left until halftime and the Huskies up 20-7.
OHS forced a Mayo punt and started a drive near midfield with two minutes remaining. They ran eight quick plays, in barely over a minute, ending with a seven-yard touchdown toss to Alex Raichle for a 26-7 lead. Owatonna forced another Mayo punt, but fell out of time before the break.
Early in the third quarter, a Williamson interception gave OHS the ball inside Mayo territory. The seven-play drive ended with a ten-yard Havelka-to-Noah Budach score for a 32-7 lead with 4:54 left in the third. Another punt resulted in good field position again, and a 34-yard scoring throw to Dalton Kubista for a 39-7 lead with 34 seconds remaining in the third.
A Raichle interception game Owatonna's second string the ball at the Mayo 13-yard line. Tucker Alstead scored on a quarterback keeper with 10:14 left in the game for the final margin of 46-7. The Huskies had about 250 yards passing and approximately 350 total yards. The Spartans were held below 250 total yards, but had more rushing yards than OHS.
The scoring started about three minutes into the first quarter on a Mitch Wiese ten-yard interception return for a score after Kade Serbus batted an attempted pass into the air.
Owatonna (2-0) plays at Austin (2-0) Friday September 15 at 7PM on KRFO AM 1390.
Football scores, Friday September 8
Austin 43, Red Wing 8
Bethlehem Academy 7, JWP 6
Blooming Prairie 18, Fillmore Central 12
Byron 27, Pine Island 21
Caledonia 34, Triton 27
Cannon Falls 20, Chatfield 6
Eden Prairie 41, Lakeville North 13
Elk River 28, Monticello 12
Goodhue 35, Winona Cotter 0
Houston 30, Grand Meadow 16
Kenyon-Wanamingo 27, Medford 26
Lewiston-Altura 45, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 29
Mayer Lutheran 37, United South Central 19
Northfield 35, Rochester JM 21
Owatonna 46, Rochester Mayo 7
Rochester Century 21, New Prague 16
Rochester Lourdes 21, Plainview-Elgin-Millville 6
Sibley East 28, NRHEG 14
St. Charles 20, Dover-Eyota 6
St. Peter 23, Albert Lea 0
Stewartville 42, Lake City 15
Wabasha-Kellog 26, Hayfield 6
Waseca 41, TCU 12
WEM 13, LCWM 6
Winona 41, Faribault 0