Owatonna Overwhelms Austin 77-41 in Record Setting Football Game
Several entries in the Owatonna High School football record book will need updates after the Huskies bashed Austin 77-41. Sam Hylle and Aidan Buryska set new marks.
Senior running back Sam Hylle scored seven touchdowns, breaking the school record of five. Several players had reached that figure, most recently Aaron Peterson in 2013. Hylle scored on runs of 1, 4, 24, 56, 10, 5 and 6 yards. Peterson's single-game rushing record of 310 yards also may have been broken. Hylle had 315 yards on 39 carries, according to unofficial stats kept by KRFO during the broadcast. The Huskies had more than 450 total rushing yards to go along with 175 passing yards in the wide open affair.
Junior kicker Aiden Bursyka went 11-for-11 on PATs, breaking the record of nine made PAT attempts set by Logan Busho in 2009.
The teams combined for about 1,060 yards of offense. The game featured five scoring plays of 45 yards or more. There were several plays of 35-plus yards that did not result in touchdowns. Austin attempted onside kicks on multiple occasions. Owatonna went for it on four down at least five times.
Sophomore receiver Dalton Kubista caught a pair of touchdown passes from Alex Emanuelson. The second one was a one-handed grab, followed by a broken tackle on his way into the end zone.
Owatonna (4-1) plays at Rochester Mayo (4-1) on Friday, Sept. 25. The Huskies will host homecoming Oct. 2 versus New Prague.
Football scoreboard from Friday, Sept. 18
Owatonna 77, Austin 41
Blooming Prairie 48, Mankato Loyola 8
NRHEG 34, Sibley East 19
Triton 25, Chatfield 0
Kenyon-Wanamingo 40, Medford 8
Big Southeast District
Mankato West 42, Rochester Mayo 14
Winona 22, Northfield 21
Rochester JM 43, Faribault 13
Red Wing 26, New Prague 14
Mankato East 29, Rochester Century 12
Bethlehem Academy 52, United South Central 0
Byron 7, Cannon Falls 6
Caledonia 55, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Dover-Eyota 59, Winona Cotter 10
Fillmore Central 35, Southland 13
Goodhue 46, Kingsland 14
Lakeville North 38, Lakeville South 28
Lewiston-Altura 12, Rushford-Peterson 0
Pine Island 20, St. Charles 12
Plainview-Elgin-Millville 36, Lake City 0
Rochester Lourdes 26, Kasson-Mantorville 7
St. Clair 25, JWP 12
Stewartville 43, La Crescent 0
Tri City United 47, Albert Lea 7
Wabasha-Kellog 30, Hayfield 6
Waseca 22, Jordan 0
WEM 20, Maple River 7