ST. CHARLES, Minn. — Owen King played like Owen King on Wednesday night, and that allowed the top-ranked Caledonia High School football team to end its regular season with a bang.
King passed for 325 yards and had a hand on four touchdowns as the Warriors beat St. Charles 40-6 to take an undefeated record to the postseason for the sixth year in a row.
Caledonia (8-0 overall, 6-0 Southeast-White) ran its overall winning streak to 36 games and won in conference/district play for the 60th time in a row.
Seeds for the upcoming playoffs will be released this morning, and the first-round matchups — Caledonia is in Class AA — will be played on Tuesday.
King completed a touchdown pass to three receivers and ran for a score in a game Caledonia led 28-6 at the half. King completed 19 of 29 passes and wasn’t intercepted.
The senior passed for three touchdowns and rushed for one in the first half. He finished his regular season with 118 completions in 199 attempts for 1,714 yards, 29 touchdowns and three interceptions. King also rushed for five touchdowns.
Jordan Burg caught five passes for 97 yards as King;’s top target against the Saints. Kyle Cavanaugh had six catches for 67 yards, and Martin Morem two for 83 after catching a 71-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter.
P-E-M 24, La Crescent 13
PLAINVIEW, Minn. — The Lancers (1-7, 1-6 Southeast-Red) were held scoreless in the second half as they lost their final regular-season game.
Quarterback Zach Todd was 12-for-28 for 152 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and Tristan Fuchsel rushed for 74 yards for La Crescent. Tom Kiesau caught both of Todd’s touchdown throws and finished with 68 receiving yards.
La Crescent was within 14-13 at the half after Kiesau’s second TD catch a missed extra point. P-E-M then erased any momentum by recovering a fumble on the third-quarter kickoff and running 25 yards to the end zone for a 21-13 advantage.
Houston 52, Lyle/Pacelli 20
HOUSTON — The Hurricanes (7-1, 6-1 South-East) ended the regular season with two straight wins and by outscoring those opponents 98-32.