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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.

Packer drop close regular-season finale

10 Mar

Last Friday at Packer Gym the Austin boys lost a close contest to Rochester Century before a raucous crowd.

The Packers fell behind by double-digits before rallying to tie in the final minute, eventually losing on an Ater Manyang put-back of a teammate’s airball with seven seconds remaining.

Joe Aase had 21 points for the Packers, while Andrew Kaiser scored 14, Zach Wessels 13, Tom Aase 5 and Jay Ettinger 2.

Here’s the Herald story.

The Packers finished the regular season 13-11 and began section play last night. Highlights coming soon.


Packer rally falls just short against Washburn

10 Dec

Austin lost a close one to 7th-ranked Minneapolis Washburn Thursday night, dropping a 57-53 contest.

Plagued by foul trouble in the first half, the Packer boys hung tough against the Millers , trailing just 26-25 at halftime. The Pack got off to a strong start in the second half, building a small lead, before a Washburn run put them out front by double digits. A valiant rally brought the Pack to within two points in the last 30 seconds, but they couldn’t convert on their last possession and were forced to foul with two seconds left. The resulting free throws led to the final four-point margin.

Here are the Austin Daily Herald and Post-Bulletin recaps.

And now to the highlights…

The Packers’ next scheduled game is Saturday night in Red Wing, weather permitting.

Update: Due to the snowstorm, the Red Wing game has been postponed. The Packers return to action Tuesday night in Faribault.

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