The Big Southeast Showdown between Owatonna and Mankato West on Friday, October 4 will be heard on Kat Kountry 105FM and on the Kat Kountry 105 app. The Huskies are being shifted from their usual home on AM 1390 KRFO due to Minnesota Twins playoff coverage.

Owatonna is coming off a 56-7 win at Faribault Friday, while the Scarlets hammered Rochester Mayo 58-21 at the Vikings TCO Training Facility in Eagan Saturday night. Friday's game is Owatonna's homecoming. It is also a sub-district game.

On Saturday's AM 1390 KRFO Coaches Show, the Huskies Jeff Williams commented on the offensive capabilities of the future Division I Scarlets signal caller and the team as a whole, "They look a lot like the Mankato West of old...They've got a great quarterback Jack Foster who is going to Brown. He's a 6-6, 6-7 kid, very mobile in the pocket. They love him a lot in the run game. So that will be something our defense will have to deal with."

"Spencer Spaude is a 6-6 receiver poses some match-up problems because our tallest corners are 6-1, 6-2. So we're going to have to figure out some ways to limit their ability to get the ball to Spaude on the perimeter where he can out jump us. They've got a nice little slot receiver in Jonny Sikel, whose a state tournament long jumper. And he's a very athletic kid as well. They've got some weapons.  Owen Johnson, a junior tailback, had a breakout performance (in week four), went for 200-and-some-odd yards."

"We're gonna have probably our toughest yest of the year is my gut (feeling)." Williams said West graduated most of their linemen from last season, leaving them a bit young there.

Hear the full interview from Saturday's radio show.

The Huskies haven't played West since 2016. The Scarlets beat the Huskies that year for their third straight win against OHS. Owatonna beat West in the state tournament in 2012 and edged West 24-21 in the regular season of the 2013 state title season for Owatonna.

OHS leads the overall series 42-40-1. The teams have split their last ten head-to-head meetings. West has gone to state 12 times, all since 1999. The Scarlets have won four championships. Owatonna has eight state tournament appearances and has won three state titles including the last two 5A Prep Bowls.

Remember to stay tuned in to Kat Kountry 105 FM or the app for the "Garage Force of Faribault Friday Night Blitz" football wrap-up show at 9:30 pm after the Huskies game.



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