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King throws 6 TDs as Caledonia wins No. 66 in a row, moves to state semis

Rick Solem

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ROCHESTER, Minn. — Noah King threw for six touchdowns and ran for another in leading Caledonia High School’s football team to a nation’s best 66 games.

The top-ranked Warriors defeated Pipestone Area 56-14 in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state tournament Friday from Rochester Mayo’s field.

At 11:30 a.m. next Friday at U.S. Bank Stadium, Caledonia (12-0), which has won four consecutive state championships, will play the winner today’s matchup between Osakis (8-2) and third-ranked Barnesville (11-0) matchup.

King finished 13 of 19 for 324 yards and rushed for another 97. Cole Kronebusch had five receptions for 122 yards and touchdowns of 25, 14 and 67 yards. Eli King had three catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns.

On top of the four consecutive state championships, Caledonia is 9-0 since 2007 when it gets to the state championship.

The last time the Warriors lost a state title was 2005, when former Tennessee Titan Karl Klug was playing defensive end and running back for them. Caledonia lost 21-7 to Eden Valley-Watkins that season.