Caledonia Sharp In Quarterfinal Win Over Minneapolis North
The Caledonia Warriors were in for a tough match up against a very big and fast Minneapolis North team. The Warriors relied on their fundamentals and just flat out took it to them, getting the AA State Quarterfinal win 38-0 at Burnsville High School.
The Scoreboard went out, but Caledonia continued to light it up, getting a tremendous game from Owen King, who through for three touchdowns and ran for another.
His main target was Jordan Berg, who secured all three touchdown passes, which included an incredible play where he caught the ball in traffic, got hit hard, stayed on his feet and took it 33 yards to the house.
The Warriors defense swallowed up any chance at a running game the Polars had, and that was huge plays from the Warriors middle linebackers in Nick McCabe and Mason Staggemeyer.
The story of the game was the line play of Caledonia. Whether it was on offense or defense, the Warriors won the battle in the trenches. The offensive line created holes for the running games, and gave King enough time in the pocket to make great decisions and throws.
As the Warriors lead continued to grow, the Polars started making poor decisions in the special teams game, running backward and losing yards. The Warriors stayed disciplined, in their lane, and shut down any offense Minneapolis North could put together.
The Warriors were great and prepared, while the Polars looked out of sync all game. A great performance for the Warriors as they look to win yet another State Championship.
With the win, the Warriors advance to the State Semifinals against a very good Paynesville Area High School team. Kickoff is set for Thursday at 2 p.m. at U.S Bank Stadium.