The Austin boys used swarming defense and solid offensive execution to take care of Faribault on Wednesday with a final score of 60-17.
The Packers raced to a 20-4 lead and stretched it to 45-8 at halftime. The starters sat out the second half, but the Packers still outscored the Falcons 15-9, with the last 9 minutes played in running time because of the 40-point margin.
Joe Aase led the Packers with 16 points, while Zach Wessels added 14, Collin Weisert 7, Bret Lukes 5, Goliath Oboyo and Curtis Oberbroeckling 4, Tom Aase 3 and Ryan Larson, Nathan Schwab, Ajuda Nywesh and Ryan Synoground 2 each.
Here are the highlights:
The Packers host Winona on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the semifinals of Section 1AAA, with the winner going on to Mayo Civic Center to play for a trip to the State Tournament.