Packers Thump New Prague in Season Opener

7 Dec

After overcoming first-game jitters that saw them trailing 21-19 at halftime, the Austin Packers outscored the New Prague Trojans 36-11 in the second half for a 55-32 win against the defending Section 1AAA champions on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

The 23-point loss was New Prague’s worst at home since Jan. 17, 2008, when the Trojans lost by 25 to Edina. For Austin coach Kris Fadness, it marked career victory #250, running his record as a head coach to 250-201.

The Austin boys had balanced attack, with nine Packers getting into the scoring column. Joe Aase, Tom Aase and Goliath Oboyo each scored 10, while Zack Vierkandt had 8, Colin Weisert 5, Zach Wessels and Bret Lukes 4 each, Nate Schwab 3 and Dan Gatbel 1. Here are the highlights:

See the story in the Austin Daily Herald.

The 1-0 Packers next head to Cedar Falls, Iowa Saturday for another non-conference contest. They open the conference season at home Tuesday against Albert Lea.

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