AUSTIN -- One bad minute pretty much sealed Austin's fate on Wednesday.

The Packers were hosting Albert Lea in Big Southeast District action. Albert lea's Logan Howe connect with Jayjor Ruei for a 10-yard touchdown pass on fourth down. Austin fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Albert Lea recovered and struck immediately with a 31-yard TD pass from Howe to Javarus Mucha-Owens to put the Tigers up 14-0.

Austin battled back, with Teyghan Hovland hitting Agwa Nywesh with a 36-yard touchdown pass, but Albert Lea responded in a strange way. Howe fumbled, but teammate Chase Hill picked up the fumble and carried it 20 yards for a touchdown to put the Tigers up 21-7 at halftime.

Albert Lea would go on to claim a 24-7 win.





Austin ends the regular season with a record of 2-6, as does Albert Lea. 


The Packers will open Section 1AAAAA Tournament play on Tuesday at a foe that has yet to be determined. 

Albert Lea 24, Austin 7


Albert Lea 14  7  0  3  —  24


Austin        0  7  0  0  —  7


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