The Owatonna High School football program will host an awards presentation and sendoff for senior Jason Williamson Friday, January 11 in the OHS Commons are 2:50 pm. He is in his final days at the high school as he has early-enrolled at the University of Minnesota where he will continue his football career.

Williamson was on vacation in Jamaica on National Signing Day so Friday will be a chance for his teammates, classmates and the community to celebrate his accomplishments. Since being part of the state championship, he has been named Mr. Football, the Gatorade Minnesota Player of the Year, the Associated Press Player of the Year and the USA Today Player of the Year.

Williamson verbally committed to the Gophers after his junior season and officially signed his Letter of Intent in December. He ended his prep career with over 7,000 rushing yards, which is the second-best in state history.

In other Owatonna football news

  • Coach Jeff Williams will be in Florida Sunday, January 27 as the Minnesota Vikings' nominee for the Don Shula Award.
  • Joseph Stansky recently played in the Blue-Grey All-Star Classic and had a great game.
  • Isaac Gefre's 211 defensive points for the season rank second in school history behind John Buxton's 234 defensive points in 1969.

Are you ready for the Outdoor Show in Rochester January 11-13?