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Week 5 Preview - Northfield

09/27/2021, 3:30pm CDT
By Jon Weisbrod
OWATONNA at NORTHFIELD
WEEK 5 : MEMORIAL FIELD I BIG SOUTHEAST-RED : OCT. 1, 2021
  HUSKIES RAIDERS
Current record 2-2 overall, 1-2 Big SE Red 2-2 overall, 2-2 Big SE Red
Head coach Jeff Williams, 25th year Brent Yule, 1st year
Last week result W, 51-7 vs. Austin L, 31-6 @ New Prague
Scoring average 24.5 PPG (season-high 51) 20 PPG (season-high 31)
Defense average 30.2 PPG (0 shutouts) 26.8 PPG (0 shutouts)
Overall offense 244.8 YPG 323 YPG (*stats only availble thru Week 2)
Rushing per game 82.8 YPG 163.5 YPG*
Passing per game 162 YPG 159.5 YPG*
Last 5 matchups 4 wins, 1 loss 1 win, 4 losses
Last win in series Nov. 11, 2020 (42-0) Oct. 13, 2017 (21-17)
AP state ranking Unranked Unranked
Dist./Conf. titles (latest) 16 (2019) 4 (2017)
Prep Bowl history 6 games; 3 titles (2013, 2017, 2018) 5 games; 1 title (1997)
MSHSL enrollment 1,376 (Class 5A, Section 1) 1,281 (Class 5A, Section 1)
School colors Royal Blue and Silver Maroon and Gold
GAMEDAY CENTRAL :  Stats, News, Notes & More
NORTHFIELD : PLAYERS TO WATCH
#8 I Soren Richardson, QB First-year junior started 23-for-39 to go with 319 YDS, 2 TD & 1 INT in Weeks 1 & 2
#1 I Ian Stanton, RB Two-way senior combined for 99 YDS (73 rushing) on 9 touches (7 carries) in Week 1
#2 I Tate Journell, WR/DB Versatile offensive weapon caught 89-yard TD vs. JM & is also a threat as a runner
#26 I Kamden Kaiser, LB Talented sophomore middle linebacker has anchored Raiders' second level
3-POINT STANCE : KEYS TO THE GAME
1. OHS GROUND GAME Huskies will look to build off season-high 189 rushing YDS against Austin last week
2. THE GINSKEY FACTOR Jacob Ginskey ended 13 of 18 for 193 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT in 1st career start in Week 4
3. HEALING HUSKIES Week 4 was the 1st time all season OHS played with its entire starting defense
PRESS PASS : PREGAME HEADLINES & HIGHLIGHTS
BACK AGAIN This is the 3rd consecutive meeting between the teams in Northfield
LOCAL CONNECTION Raiders' coach Brent Yule is from Medford & spent time on the MHS & OHS staffs
UNCOMMON STRUGGLES NHS won 2 total games in 2019 & 2020 after averaging 7.2 wins from 2014 to 2018
GONE TO GRADUATION All three of Northfield's all-district players from 2020 graduated in the offseason
PLAYOFF IMPLICATIONS The winner of this game will have the inside track on the 2nd-seed in Section 1-5A
SIMILAR RESULTS OHS has won its last 2 games at Memorial Field by a combined score of 105-0
OWATONNA : IDIVIDUAL STATISTICS (4 games)
PASSING LEADER Jacob Ginskey 13-for-18 (72%)-193 yards-4 TD-2 INT
RUSHING LEADERS Dylan Maas 64 att-207 yards-3 TD; *Taylor Bogen 26 att-51 yards-0 TD (*injured)
RECEIVING LEADERSS Nick Williams 18 rec-378 yards-4 TD; Ayden Walter 13 rec-129 yards-2 TD
TACKLING LEADERS Grant Achterkirch 24 (14 solo); Caleb Vereide 20 (14 solo); Drew Kretlow 17 (12 solo)
OTHER LEADERS Kretlow 4 sackes; Cael Dowling 14 tackles-2 FF; Ryley Glassmaker 2 sacks-8 tackles

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