Owatonna’s Luke Ebeling (31) beats the referee to the call on Luke Wanous’ 1-yard touchdown run with 29 seconds left in the Huskies’ state semifinal game Friday against St. Thomas Academy. Wanous’ touchdown gave Owatonna a 28-27 lead, the Huskies held on to beat the Cadets 30-27 to advance to the state title game for the third time in state history. (Kyle Stevens/People’s Press)
Going to the 'Ship
The players and coaches on the Owatonna bench run onto the field after the Huskies beat St. Thomas Academy 30-27 in the state semifinals Friday in Minneapolis. The Huskies will play in the state title game on Saturday, Nov. 24. (Kyle Stevens/People’s Press)
Owatonna fans celebrate a first down during Friday’s state semifinal game against St. Thomas. (Kyle Stevens/People’s Press)
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 8:53 pm
Updated: 9:38 pm, Wed Nov 21, 2012.
Posted on Nov 16, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS — It’s not often that a team gets a second chance late in a football game. A penalty at the wrong time or a late turnover — let alone two — are what dooms teams to failure.
But on Friday, Owatonna got a reprieve from a fourth-quarter penalty, and two late-game turnovers, to stop the state’s fourth-ranked team, beating St. Thomas Academy, 30-27, in the Class 5A state semifinals.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 8:53 pm.
Updated: 9:38 pm.