Owatonna High School football is looking to bounce back from a one-sided loss to #1 Mankato West when they play at Austin Friday night at 7:00.

The Huskies (3-1) are still top ten ranked (tied for 10th). Austin is 1-3 and is giving up 47 points per game, second highest in the Big Nine. The Packers are also scoring about 30 points per game which is in the top half of the conference.

Owatonna welcomes back center / nose guard Sam Noeldner, who missed the Mankato West game with a concussion. Quarterback Trey Fails suffered a back injury in last week's loss and the team ran a couple of other signal callers behind starter Alex Emanuelson at practice on Wednesday. Alex spoke with KRFO's Roy Koenig:

Around the area this week

#1 Mankato West at Red Wing
#14 Mayo at Faribault
Winona at Rochester JM
Mankato East at #11 Northfield
Albert Lea at Rochester Century
WEM at NRHEG (Kat Kountry 105)
GFW at Medford
Triton at Zumbrota Mazepa
#6 Blooming Prairie at Faribault BA (Saturday at 6:00....Kat Kountry 105FM)