Caledonia Warriors

Caledonia makes 10th state appearance in 12 seasons

Warriors going for their 7th state title since 2005

Caledonia makes 10th state appearance in 12 seasons

CALEDONIA, Minn. (WKBT) - The consistency of championship caliber football that is know as the Caledonia program.

Since 2005 the Warriors have ten state appearances and six state titles.

Caledonia heads to U.S. Bank Stadium this Friday to face Barnsville in the Class AA state semifinal. Kickoff is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

During last season's state title run defensive end Ezekiel Ott was only a spectator after a season-ending knee injury. The University of North Dakota commit is healthy heading into Friday and the team leader with 12 sacks couldn't be more excited about the opportunity ahead of him.

"It's pretty awesome to be out here. I wouldn't even say it's personal, it's just great to be out here with everybody else. It's equally amazing for every other senior on the team, every player on the team. It's really special."

"It's unreal the amount of work he put in to get back to where he was last year and I think he's even better than he was last year," said junior quarterback Owen King.

"I think the biggest difference now is he's able to help all the other defensive linemen, working and letting them know where they need to be on every play. He's an extremely talented kid."

On the offensive side of the football quarterback Owen King has picked up right where he left off last season. This year he has 39-touchdowns to only four-interceptions and nearly 200-passing yards per game. But he's done it with different faces leading the way around him like 14-hundred yard rusher Ben McCabe and 12-hundred yard receiver Andrew Goergen.

"Andrew demands a double-team coverage wise which is great because that leaves Sam Barthel and Jordan Burg one-on-one, and Alex his brother one-on-one for the most part. And then Ben is a threat to score, he's a home run hitter as a running back. You can throw to him out of the backfield too which is nice."

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