Football: Caledonia rolls to Class AA state title
Caledonia completed its perfect season in dominating style on Friday to win the Class AA state football championship for the sixth time in nine years.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Caledonia completed its perfect season in dominating style on Friday.
The top-ranked Warriors claimed their sixth Class AA state football championship in the past nine years with a 40-0 victory over No. 2 Pipestone at TCF Bank Stadium.
Caledonia finishes 14-0 and claims a state title the first time since 2012.
"We just wanted to win," Caledonia sophomore quarterback Owen King said. "We tried to find the best mismatches and I think we did."
King threw four touchdown passes -- two each to Alex Goergen and Colton Lampert -- and was 13-for-20 passing for 207 yards.
"I like how he keeps the plays alive and keeps his eyes (looking) downfield," Pipestone coach Clay Anderson said of King.
Sam Stemper rushed for 172 yards on 20 carries and a pair of short touchdowns as Caledonia rolled in the final two quarters after building a 33-0 lead at the half.
"Ever since last year when we lost (in the state quarterfinals), that just motivated us," Stemper said.
Caledonia outscored three foes 131-6 in state tournament play. The Warriors outscored foes 667-69 this year and amazingly did not allow a single point in the first half.
"We knew going in they were really tough," Anderson said. "I think the most impressive thing was how fast they were on defense."
Caledonia finished with 394 total yards to just 127 for Pipestone (13-1), which was without injured two-way standouts Austin Moeller and McKinley Bush.