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Austin Packers superfan

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- Steve Justice is an Austin Packers former player, assistant coach and now, one of their biggest fans.  Justice played for the team when the Packers made it to the state tournament in 1981 and 1982.

He was born and raised in Austin and said he's excited to see the school play Rochester's John Marshall on Thursday night.

"You'll see a lot of pride in Austin fans," Justice said. "I'm sure John Marshall will be well prepared.  At the same time, I know Coach Fadness will have his group ready and they'll have their A game ready to go."

Playing for the Packers has become a family affair for the Justice family.  Justice's son and daughter have both donned the red jersey in recent years.  

At Thursday's game, the team and fans turned in their red shirts for pink ones in support of the Hormel Institute's Breast Cancer Research.  The shirts cost $10 and the proceeds will be donated. The basketball players, who shaved their heads in honor of loved ones fighting the disease, went on to beat John Marshall 80-77.

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