November 24, 2017 04:37 PM
A record-tying performance helped send Caledonia a to 57-6 victory over Pipestone Area in the Class AA championship game on Friday, Nov. 24 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Senior quarterback Owen King accounted for six touchdowns - five through the air and one on the ground - to power the Warriors (13-0) to an undefeated season and a third consecutive Class AA crown.
King, who completed 18 of 28 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns, powered the Warriors to their sixth state championship since 2010. His six combined touchdowns tied a Prep Bowl record previously set by Kirk Midthun of Triton, Dodge Center in 1994. Midthun threw for all six of his touchdowns in Triton’s 40-21 victory over Becker in the Class B championship game.
King tied the long-standing mark on an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior fullback Andrew Goergen with 4:53 remaining in the third quarter. With Caledonia’s 50-6 lead after three quarters the game turned to running time and the Warriors stayed on the ground in solidifying their victory.
It is the second time in program history that Caledonia has won three consecutive Class AA championships. The first spree was from 2010-12. Caledonia is the only school in Class AA to win three consecutive crowns.
King ended his senior season of dominance with 45 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing TDs. He ended his prep career with 137 passing touchdowns.
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Created: November 24, 2017 04:37 PM
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