Owatonna High School
Hundreds of people in Owatonna came out to Morehead Park on Sunday to remember Shannon Zwanziger, a 17-year-old who died on Tuesday after having the flu.
A Minnesota high school is feeling the full effects of the flu season, including the death of one of their classmates. According to her family, 17-year-old Shannon Zwanziger had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for about a week and had also been battling a severe sore throat. Her parents took her to a hospital as she was unable to eat or drink anything.
Aaron Peterson ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns as Owatonna earned its first state title by beating Brainerd 24-0 Saturday in the Class 5A Championship. Quarterback Ian Langeberg had 136 yards passing for the top-ranked Huskies (13-0), who have three previous runner-up finishes, including last year. In the title game for the first time, third-ranked Brainerd (12-1) was led by Conor Gessell’s 71 yards rushing. Peterson scored on first-half runs of 3 yards and 1 yard to give the Huskies a 14-0 lead.
Owatonna High School’s football team will try to complete a perfect season next Saturday in the Class 5A title game. The Huskies have been nearly impossible to stop on offense this season, racking up an average of 39 points a game. But before Owatonna’s offense does its thing, the Huskie sideline does its part. “When the sign boards go up, it might mean something,” says Coach Jeff Williams.