BURNSVILLE, Minn. — The Caledonia High School football team extended its impressive winning streak and brought an abrupt end to another by beating second-ranked Minneapolis North 38-0 in an MSHSL Class AA state quarterfinal game on Friday.

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Quarterback Owen King threw three touchdown passes to Jordan Burg and rushed for a score as the top-ranked Warriors (11-0) won their 39th straight game and ended a 23-game winning streak for the Polars (10-1). Minneapolis North won last year’s Class A state title after finishing second in 2015.

Caledonia is two wins away from a third consecutive state championship and plays Paynesville (9-2) in a 2 p.m. semifinal game Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Paynesville, ranked 10th in the state state, beat eighth-ranked Barnesville 58-33 in its quarterfinal on Friday.

King, a senior, ran his season total to 37 touchdown passes and gave Burg his 10th, 11th and 12th TD catches on the first three scores. King was 14-for-25 for 184 yards, and Burg caught six passes for 98 yards with scoring receptions of 8, 33 and 24 yards.

The Warriors, who haven’t lost since the state semifinals in 2014, also turned in a big defensive effort by holding a team that was averaging 47 points per game to six first downs and 111 total yards.

The Polars, who beat Rushford-Peterson for last year’s Class A title, were 2-for-12 on third down and failed on all three of their attempts on fourth down.

Junior Nick McCabe rushed for a touchdown, and senior Mason Staggemeyer gained a team-high 70 yards on 17 carries as the Warriors scored in every quarter.


Photos: 2017 high school football season in the La Crosse area

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