Owatonna Football Gets First Round Playoff Bye; Other Teams Play October 13
The Huskies secured the top seed in Section 1-5A with their 35-13 win over Century. Owatonna's first game will be Tuesday, October 20, and it could be against Century again.
Owatonna football coach Jeff Williams said on Saturday's KRFO Coaches Show that he is please to have some time off for his players to heal up for their first playoff game on Tuesday, October 20. Thanks to a first-round bye, Owatonna will have 11 days between games. The playoffs begin Wednesday with Rochester Century (No. 5 seed) at Northfield (No. 4). The winner comes to Owatonna for the semifinals. Austin (No. 6) plays at Rochester JM (No. 3) Wednesday. The winner goes to Mayo (No. 2) on October 20. Faribault won the 1-5A title last season, but was moved to Section 2-4A this season. Owatonna won the section titles in 2012 and 2013.
The winner of Section 1-5A will face the 2-5A winner in the first round of the state tournament on October 31. Mankato West is the top seed in Section 2.
Blooming Prairie (No. 3) opens Section 2A playoff action at home Wednesday against United South Central (No. 6) at 7PM on Kat Kountry 105FM. The Awesome Blossoms beat the Rebels in week seven 18-6. The winner plays the winner of the Faribault BA (No. 2) versus St. Clair (No. 7) game. JWP (No. 8) opens at defending section champ New Ulm Cathedral (No. 1) and Mankato Loyola (No. 5) plays at Minnesota Valley Lutheran (No. 4). Blooming Prairie won the 1A section title in 2014.
NRHEG (No. 4) held on to a home playoff spot and will entertain Blue Earth Area (No. 5) Wednesday in Section 2AA. Medford (No. 8) goes to Waterville-Elysian-Morristown (No. 1), Le Sueur-Henderson (No. 7) is at Maple River (No. 2), and LCWM (No. 6) travels to Kenyon-Wanamingo (No. 3). Norwood Young America won the 2AA title in 2014, beat WEM in the championship game.
Triton (No. 3) will host St. Charles (No. 6) on Wednesday. The Cobras beat the Saints 36-19 in week six. Other 1AA quarterfinals are Zumbrota-Mazeppa (No. 7) at Lewiston-Altura (No. 2), Dover-Eyota (No. 5) at Chatfield (No. 4) and Winona Cotter (No. 8) at Caledonia (No. 1). The defending section champ is Caledonia, who beat Lewiston-Altura in the finals in 2014.
Section 2-4A football starts with Faribault (No. 5) at Mankato East (No. 4). The Cougars won a week four match-up 38-18. New Ulm (No. 6) is at defending section champ Hutchinson (No. 3) on Wednesday as well. Marshall (No. 1) and Waseca (No. 2) have first-round byes.