Caledonia looks to add to nation’s longest win streak in getting fifth consecutive state championship
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — One more win and the Caledonia High School football team will complete its fifth consecutive undefeated season.
To get there, the Warriors will have to beat a team that’s gotten to state six consecutive years, Minneapolis North (12-0).
The Polars won a Class 1A title over Rushford-Peterson in 2016, losing the 1A title in 2015, and losing to Caledonia 38-0 in the opening round back in 2017.
With 67 wins in a row, the No. 1-ranked Warriors (13-0) have a nation’s longest win streak, as they get set to play at 1 p.m. today against the third-ranked Minneapolis North for another Class 2A Minnesota state championship.
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The Polars are led by quarterback Zach Yeager, who has thrown for 1,442 yards with 18 touchdowns and two interceptions with a 64 completion percentage entering the state tournament.
Yeager’s top receivers are Nasir El-Amin and Omar Brown. El-Amin came into state with 36 catches for 553 yards and eight touchdowns, while Brown had 21 catches for 431 yards and six touchdowns.
Kehyan Porter leads North in rushing with 938 yards, 16 touchdowns on 150 attempts (6.3 average).
The Warriors are led by quarterback Noah King, who has thrown for 2,084 yards, 34 touchdowns and three interceptions with a 61 completion percentage.
Caledonia enters the game averaging 39.9 points and giving up just 6.6 a game. Minneapolis North isn’t much different, scoring 41.5 a game and giving up 10.1.
The Warriors are 9-0 since 2007 when it gets to the title game.
The last time Caledonia lost a state title was 2005, when former Tennessee Titan Karl Klug was playing defensive end and running back.
The Warriors lost 21-7 to Eden Valley-Watkins that season.