Williamson’s Spinning, Tackle-Breaking TD Becomes National Sensation
ESPN Top Ten. Sunday Night Football on NBC. Everywhere on Twitter. Could it's own reality TV show be far behind? Owatonna senior running back Jason Williamson's twisting, turning, spinning, tackle-breaking, game-winning touchdown in Saturday's Prep Bowl state championship victory has become a national sensation.
No video here. But you can listen to the radio call from Roy Koenig and Brad Fischer from the play that propelled OHS to its second straight state football title and third in the last six years. The Huskies topped St. Thomas Academy 14-3 at US Bank Stadium.
Owatonna trailed coming out of halftime 3-0. Williamson had been held to 38 yards on 11 carries. STA punted to end the first possession of the second half. OHS started with the ball on their own 29-yard line. Williamson's BIG PLAY came on first down.
During a welcome home event Saturday night at a packed OHS auditorium, Williamson said it felt like he spun around ten times. He said knew he wasn't down on the game-changing play, so he just kept running.
Owatonna quarterback Sol Havelka said the team was focused on sticking with the game plan. After pitching the ball to Williamson, he said, "I just saw Jason run."
OHS offensive lineman Joe Edel indicated that it's not so much blocking, as getting in the way of the defense to create the lanes for Williamson.
You can watch the welcome home celebration on OwatonnaLive.com. Be aware that there is a charge involved if you are not a subscriber.