As the Caledonia High School football team looks for its fifth consecutive state championship and undefeated season — with a nation’s best win streak of 67 game, so far — quarterback Noah King has been named a finalist for the state’s Mister Football award.
Ten players were announced as finalists yesterday by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association.
King, a senior, has thrown for 2,084 yards this season with 34 touchdowns and just three interceptions. His completion rate is 61.2 percent (133-for-217).
The top-ranked Warriors play at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Class 2A title game at U.S. Bank Stadium, against third-ranked Minneapolis North (12-0).
Last week, Caledonia beat No. 2-ranked Barnesville 43-12. The Warriors are 9-0 since 2007 in the state championship.
The last time Caledonia lost a state title was 2005, when former Tennessee Titan Karl Klug was playing defensive end and running back for the Warriors
Caledonia lost that game 21-7 to Eden Valley-Watkins.
The Mr. Football Award is sponsored by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association and the Minnesota Vikings. It started in 2004.
The banquet will be on Dec. 8 at the Doubletree Hilton Park Place Hotel, in St. Louis Park, Minn. Tickets cost $17.50.
(In alphabetical order)
Name, school, position(s)
Aidan Bouman, Buffalo, QB
Jonathan Kieren, St. Anthony Village, RB/LB
Noah King, Caledonia, QB/S, Southeast-White
TK Marshall, Minneapolis Southwest, RB/OLB
RaJa Nelson, Lakeville North, QB/RB/R/DB
Jordan Sagedahl, BOLD, QB/SS
Abraham Stoesz, Mountain Lake Area, WR/DB/K/P
Jalen Suggs SMB, Wolfpack, QB
Aaron Witt, Winona, DE/TE
Hunter Zenzen, Barnesville, DE/LB/TE
2018 – Jason Williamson, Owatonna
2017 – Antonio Montero, Eden Prairie
2016 – Wade Sullivan, Lakeville North
2015 – J.D. Spielman, Eden Prairie
2014 – Robbie Grimsley, Hutchinson
2013 – Jeffrey Jones, Minneapolis Washburn
2012 – Bridgeport Tusler, Osseo
2011 – Philip Nelson, Mankato West
2010 – Peter Westerhaus, Holy Family Catholic
2009 – Zach Vraa, Rosemount
2008 – Varmah Sonie, Apple Valley
2007 – Michael Floyd, Cretin-Derham Hall
2006 – Blake Sorensen, Eden Prairie
2005 – Matt Carufel, Cretin-Derham Hall
2004 – Nick Mertens, East Grand Forks