Class 5a recap
Key to the game: Owatonna scored in its first two drives, going 16 and 10 plays to take a 14-0 lead and establish its physical superiority.
The quote: "Last year, we came so close. We left with a sour taste in our mouths. Our philosophy this year was week-to-week. Our motto was 'Let's go hunting'. We did that each week." — Lineman Andrew Stelter, a University of Minnesota recruit.
Worth knowing: Owatonna gave up just seven total points in its last four playoff games. It shut out Rochester Mayo 42-0 in the section final, beat Apple Valley 32-0 in the quarterfinals and St. Michael-Albertville 27-7 in the semifinals.