The Huskies and Raiders wrap up their regular season in Northfield Wednesday at 7:00. It's the first meeting since playing in the section tournament in 1997 & 1998.

The Huskies advanced to the Prep Bowl in 1998 and qualified for state in 1999. More recently, OHS has gone to the last two state tournaments, winning the 5A crown last year. The Raiders have played at state five times since those games against Owatonna, including a Prep Bowl appearance in 2008.

Northfield is 6-1 this season, with their only loss coming to Mankato West. The Raiders are the #3 ranked defense in the Big Nine in yards allowed (283 per game) and #2 in points given up (18 per game). The Huskies are in the middle of the pack in those categories, allowing about 300 yards and 29 points per game.

Offensively, Northfield is evenly split between the run and pass, about 175 yards per game each way. The Raiders are the second highest scoring team in the conference at more than 35 points per game. Owatonna is getting most of its yards on the ground (230 rushing compared to 115 passing)

Owatonna (5-2) can secure the #1 seed in the Section 1-5A with a win. Northfield is in the same section as Mankato West, but could earn a #2 seed. You can hear the game on KRFO AM 1390 and with the FREE RadioPup app for your mobile device.

OHS coach Jeff Williams with a scouting report on the Raiders:

Williams addresses several aspects of last Friday's win over Rochester JM:

  • QB Alex Emanuelson overcame a three interception night to lead the Huskies to a pair of 4th quarter touchdowns:
  • Tailback Sam Hylle has contributed since being inserted into the starting line-up:
  • The Huskies converted on consecutive on-side kick attempts in the 4th quarter:

Northfield coach Bubba Sullivan recaps the season for the Raiders:

Sullivan has a brief history lesson on the Raiders: