Packers fall to No. 3 Huskies

Published 10:11 pm Friday, October 12, 2012

Austin's Gabe Kasek tips a pass away from Owatonna's Luke Ebeling during the first quarter Friday night at Art Hass Stadium. -- Eric Johnson/

The Packers couldn’t do much too slow down the Owatonna football team as they lost 44-0 to the No. 3 ranked Huskies in Art Hass Stadium Friday.

Owatonna (7-0 overall, 6-0 Big Nine) tacked up 445 total yards and held the Packers to just 50 yards.

Austin quarterback Ryan Synoground throws on the run during the first quarter against Owatonna at Art Hass Stadium.

“They’ve got a good interior five and it’s hard to evaluate,” Austin head coach Brett Vesel said.

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The Packers (2-5 overall, 2-4 Big Nine) recovered an on-side kick to start the game, but went three-and-out. Austin’s defense also stopped the Huskies on two of their first three possessions, but Owatonna scored 30 points in the second quarter to break it open.

“They’re a good football team. We competed for awhile and had a few spurts,” Vesel said.

Austin will now focus on its matchup with Albert Lea (1-6 overall, 1-5 Big Nine) next Wednesday in AL at 7 p.m.

“It’ll be a big game and hopefully it’ll be exciting,” Vesel said. “They’re not Owatonna, so that’s a positive.”


Rushing: Ryan Synoground, 17-for-52; Nate Conner, 1-for-1; Trevor Feuerhak, 7-for-(-23); Passing: Synoground, 4-for-20, 32; Nik Gasner, 0-for-1; Zach Coffey, 0-for-1; Receiving: Bret Lukes, 3-for-26; Marcus Stoulil, 1-for-5; Penalties: 8-for-45

Austin's Joe Kamp pulls down Owatonna's Luke Ebling during the first quarter Friday night at Art Hass Stadium.


Owatonna 7 30 7 0 — 44

Austin 0 0 0 0 — 0

First quarter

(O) Aaron Peterson 5 run (McCauley kick) (7 plays, 64 yards) 9:06

Second quarter

(O) Luke Ebeling 18 pass from Colton Schock (McCauley kick) (9 plays, 79 yards) 11:42

(O) Michael Schmitz 46 pass from Schock (McCauley kick) (5 plays, 72 yards) 7:24

(O) Block punt safety 5:14

(O) Ebeling 12 pass from Schock (McCauley kick) (6 plays, 45 yards) 3:43

(O) Ebeling 20 pass from Schock (McCauley kick) (1 play, 20 yards) 2:35

Third quarter

(O) Tim Hall 53 run (McCauley kick) (1 play, 53 yards) 8:46