Huskies blank Packers

Published 12:35 am Saturday, October 15, 2011

Austin's Anthony Condit carries the ball at Owatonna Friday. -- Rocky Hulne/

OWATONNA — The Austin football team suffered its first shutout of the season when it ran into the brick wall that is Owatonna on the road Friday night.

The Packers mustered just 110 yards of offense as the Huskies (7-0 overall, 6-0 Big Nine), who are ranked No. 10 in Class ‘AAAAA,’ beat them 45-0.

“It’s hard when they’ve got nine guys bigger than anybody you’ve got on the field,” Austin head coach Matt Schmit said. “We were physically overmatched, but the kids played hard. It’s hard to expect miracles on every play. They’re a good team and they’re physical and fast.”

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Owatonna used the run to set up its rarely used passing game in the first quarter as Colton Schock hooked up with Drew Osmundson for scoring strikes of 60 and 56 yards to make it 13-0 with 4:08 left in the first frame.

Austin (0-7 overall, 0-6 Big Nine) had some big plays early as Sean Coffey hit Bret Lukes for an 18-yard gain and found Trevor Feuerhak for a 35-yard gain in the first half. But the Packers couldn’t get into the red zone on any of their first half drives.

Owatonna scored touchdowns on its first six possessions of the game.

Austin defensive lineman Tony Baudler pursues Owatonna quarterback Colton Schock in Austin's 45-0 loss at Owatonna Friday. -- Rocky Hulne/

While losing the game hurts, the Packers also suffered two major blows to their front line as linemen Andrew Hagan and Alix Novak left the game with injuries. Novak was motionless for a short time before being carted off.

“We’re already down two starters and we can’t go down two more,” Schmit said. “We don’t have a lot of depth. It hurts, but the good news is that things were looking okay with Alix. He was moving around.”

Austin, which has now lost 17 straight games, will have a short week ahead as they host Albert Lea (1-6 overall) Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the regular season finale.


Austin 0 0 0 0 — 0

Owatonna 19 14 6 6 — 45

First quarter

(O) Drew Osmundson 60 pass from Colton Schock (Logan Busho kick) (3 plays, 74 yards) 8:34

(O) Osmundson 56 pass from Schock (kick failed) (4 plays, 80 yards) 4:08

(O) Luke Ebeling 33 run (run failed) (5 plays, 48 yards) :18

Second quarter

(O) Schock 2 run (Busho kick) (14 plays, 63 yards) 5:26

(O) Ebeling 1 run (Busho kick) (7 plays, 44 yards) 1:32

Third quarter

(O) Gunnar Elstad 3 run (run failed) (1 play, 3 yards) 2:25

Fourth quarter

(O) Kyle DuFrene 13 pass from Ian Langerberg (run failed) (13 plays, 66 yards) 4:43


Rushing: Anthony Condit, 8-for-18; Will Davenport, 8-for-14; Corey Hepler, 3-for-2; Olal Nathaniel, 1-for-0; Sean Coffey, 4-for-(-27); Passing: Coffey, 6-for-18, 103; Condit, 0-for-1; Davenport, 0-for-1; Receiving: Bret Lukes, 3-for-48; Trevor Feuerhak, 2-for-40; Zach Wessels, 1-for-15; Sacks: Tony Baudler (1); Penalties: 5-for-35


Rushing: Luke Ebeling, 9-for-58, 2 TD; Gunnar Elstad, 10-for-45, TD; Luke Wanous, 6-for-40; Tim Hall, 7-for-37; Colton Schock, 5-for-32, TD; Matthew Simon, 5-for-15; Tyler Burke, 1-for-6; Kutiey Thuok, 1-for-5; Kory Soukop, 1-for-3; Ian Langeberg, 3-for-(-6); Passing: Schock, 5-for-7, 156, 2 TD; Langerberg, 1-for-1, 13 TD; Shadarik Skala, 0-for-2; Receiving: Drew Osmundson, 3-for-130, 2 TD; Logan Busho, 2-for-16; Kyle DuFrene, 1-for-13, TD; Penalties: 9-for-80