CENTURY AT OWATONNA
Friday, 7 p.m. at Owatonna High School
Records: Century is 1-1 both overall and in the Big Southeast Red District. Owatonna is 2-0 overall and in the district.
Last game: Century dropped a 34-14 contest to Mayo. Owatonna blanked John Marshall 40-0.
Last meeting: Owatonna defeated Century twice during the 2019 season. The Huskies won 44-7 during the regular season and 43-6 in the Section 1AAAAA finals.
Owatonna notes: This will mark Owatonna's third straight game against a Rochester team to open the season. The Huskies nipped Mayo 35-28 in the opener before blanking JM last week. RB Tanner Hall has rushed for 208 yards in the first two games of the season. QB Brayden Truelson has thrown for 335 yards and two TDs while Payton Beyer has caught 10 passes for 170 yards. The Huskies are averaging 364 yards a game on offense and allowing just 208 yards a game, which includes give up just 102 yards in last week's shutout over JM.
Century notes: The Panthers will have to try and find a way to slow down Owatonna's offense. Century's defense has allowed an average of 395 yards through the first two games, including 238.5 a game passing. Isaiah Huber has rushed for 341 yards and scored six touchdowns in the first two games while QB Nathan Eberhart has passed for 284 yards and three TDs. RJ Saar did not have a catch in the opener, but he hauled in five receptions for 111 yards against Mayo. Class AAAAA state power Owatonna has won 11 straight games in the series and Century's last win was in 2010.
-- Guy N. Limbeck