With their cliffhanger win over Winona Saturday night, the Austin Packers extended their winning streak for the 2012-13 season to 27 games. They remain the only undefeated team in Class AAA, and there are no undefeated teams in AAAA or AA. Class A Upsala (29-0) is the state’s only other unbeaten team.
Over the last couple of years, the Packers have built some other streaks as well, which are now on hold until next year. Among those are:
- Consecutive Home Wins (25) dating back to a March 4, 2010 loss to Rochester Century.
- Consecutive Big Nine Wins (29), since a 39-34 at Owatonna on January 27, 2012.
- Consecutive Regular Season Wins (32), with the last loss being at Minneapolis Washburn, last year’s Class AAA runner-up, on February 4, 2012.
The Packers have an opportunity to add to their season streak, and more importantly claim a spot in the MSHSL State Tournament, with a win Friday night in Rochester against Red Wing. Game time is 6 p.m. at Mayo Civic Arena.
The Box Office opens for ticket sales at 4:30 Friday, and the doors to the arena open at 5.
Let’s have a great crowd to cheer the Packers to victory!