It's been a few weeks since Owatonna won the state football championship, their second in a row. It's still fun to talk about. Beyond the Game host Todd Walkingstick invited me to reflect on the title recently. The conversation went up on this week.

We spoke mostly about what it was like to cover the games, rather than too much analyzing of the action itself. While Brad Fischer and I had a fine view of the action, most of the Owatonna fans were way closer to the players than we were. Binoculars were key for me to get an up close view.

Walkingstick asked about the difference in covering games at US Bank Stadium compared to the Metrodome. Our view from the 'dome was somewhere around the 40-yard line, so we had a more traditional view of the play and could even talk to fans that came near the booth.

That can't be said for US Bank Stadium, where our view was off the back corner of the end zone and the fans were in a different zip code than we were. That being said the new home of the Vikings is a great facility and I enjoyed broadcasting games from there more than the Metrodome.

I consider it an honor to be the "Voice of the Huskies" and appreciate the loyal listeners that enjoy the broadcasts. Working along OHS grad Fischer is great. Many thanks to Rich Will (affectionately known as The Producer) for his on-field pictures and press room news conferences and Jeff "Woody" Woodrich (also known as The Townsquare Media Research Department) for his contributions to our state tournament coverage.

Walkingstick interviews many sports figures from throughout Steele County on the Beyond the Game program. Check back often for the latest postings.

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