There will be no Friday night lights with varsity football this fall in Minnesota. But that doesn't mean there isn't football. Registration is now open in Owatonna for all levels. This includes the special high school training season set up by the Minnesota State High School League after their action of moving the competitive season to spring of 2021.

@huskiesfootball announced this week, "Registration for fall football for grades 9-12 is now open. Go to owatonnaactivities.com to register. Cost is $0, but you must have a current physical on file." The program will include speed development and 7-on-7 drills on Mondays and Wednesdays. Power, strength, and agility will be the focus Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The program runs September 14 through October 1. The high school league is allowing teams a maximum of 12 training sessions.

Grades 7 and 8 for football can also register at owatonnaactivities.com for the 7-on-7 drills that will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 15 through October 1 on the OHS practice fields. There is no cost, but a physical must be on file with the athletic office.

High school volleyball teams also have the option of 12 training sessions between September 14 and October 3. Their season was also pushed to spring due to the pandemic. Spring sports teams, who missed their 2020 season, will get a training period from October 5 through October 24.

Youth football and volleyball through Owatonna Parks and Recreation opened sign up for fall recently for grades 1 through 6. Go to this information page or call the office at 507-444-4321 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm. An added feature this year is OHS varsity volleyball and football players participating at some of the age levels of park and rec.