Williamson Surpasses 5,000 Career Yards as Huskies Pull Away From Century
Top-ranked Owatonna improved to 6-0 with a 28-7 win at Rochester Century Friday night. Huskies senior Jason Williamson dashed for about 240 yards raising his career total to 5,100. He becomes just the third player to reach that milestone according to the Minnesota State High School League website.
A number of players had trouble gaining traction on the slick field and even Williamson was hit for a rare loss a couple of times. But he also raced away from defenders on a 46-yard run early in the third quarter on the opening play of a drive that led to a Brayden Truelson-to-Carson DeKam 15-yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 Huskies lead.
Williamson also turned in a weaving, elusive 39-yard run in the fourth quarter on the final drive of the game with Owatonna holding the ball for the final five minutes to spoil an opponent's homecoming game for the second straight week after doing so at Mankato East last week.
He carried the ball 37 times, including nine times of a 14-play campaign that ended with Williamson taking the ball into the end zone from four yards out midway through the fourth quarter that put the contest out of reach for the plucky Panthers who only trailed 14-7 at the half.
Williamson opened the scoring on a three-yard run completing a mammoth 18-play, 78-yard, seven-and-a-half minute drive that ended late in the first quarter for a 7-0 lead. Truelson tossed a screen pass to Zander Johnson late in the second quarter that Johnson took around the end for a 28-yard score and a 14-0 lead.
Century countered with a 45-yard sprint from fullback Thoams Mergen for the halftime margin. Owatonna's defense limited the Panthers to a single second-half first down and about 50 of offense.
David Keller connected on all four extra-point attempts.
Owatonna is back home on Friday, October 12 hosting Northfield, the only team to beat the Huskies in 2017. The night will be Tackle Cancer plus Owatonna Foundation Night. Fareway Meat and Grocery of Owatonna will be hosting a pregame picnic at their store to benefit the Quarterback Club, making up the event that had to be postponed during homecoming week due to the storms.