Owatonna runs over Rockets in semis

OWATONNA — As far as the Rochester John Marshall football team is concerned, you might as well call the Owatonna Huskies the Owatonna Locomotives.

They run you over. And over the last bunch of years — for whatever the reason — they especially seem to run over the Rockets.

It happened again Saturday night in the Section One, Class AAAAA playoffs, as No. 2-seed Owatonna blasted No. 3-seed John Marshall 35-0.

The Huskies (9-1) did it with a dominant running attack and with a defense that dominated JM's recently strong running game.

The Rockets, who on ˇuesday won their first playoff game since 2004, finished their season 7-3, two of the losses lopsided ones to Owatonna.


JM failed to get points after twice driving fairly deep into Owatonna territory in the first half and trailed 21-0 at intermission.

David Kraus led Owatonna's running attack with 189 yards on 31 carries. Luke Wanous added 109 yards on 17 carries.

JM's Kyle Zigan, who had posted four straight 100-yard rushing games, was limited to 23 yards on 15 carries.

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