Caledonia Wins Fifth-Straight State Title
The Caledonia Warriors followed a strong defensive performance to a fifth-straight state championship and their 68th straight win after taking down the Minneapolis North Polars 26-0 Friday afternoon.
The Warriors and Polars traded possessions early, but the Warriors eventually found their groove when Noah King hit Eli King for a 42-yard touchdown to open things up with a 6-0 lead. Minneapolis North ran the ball well all game, accumulating 242 yards on the ground, but it wasn't enough.
Eli King took a punt to the house to give the Warriors a 13-0 lead, then Noah King hit Cole Kronebusch for a 15-yard score to go up 20-0 at the break.
Caledonia's defense took advantage of an early lead and forcing North into situations they didn't face much this season. Then the pass rush was able to take hold and Caledonia's defense took care of the rest.
Noah King hit Eli King for a 10-yard score in the third quarter to make it 26-0 and the Warriors rolled from there.
King finished with 138 passing yards, 77 to Kronebusch and 54 to Eli King. Noah King also led the team in rushing with 82 yards. Terrance Kamara led North with 146 yards on the ground, while Zac Yeager added 102.
North moved the ball well on the ground, but it was too much to overcome as Caledonia made big plays when they needed to most to get their 14th win of the season and a 5th straight state title.
It was another season for the record books as the Warriors did it yet again.