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Warrior gridders run season mark to 8-0 Cotter forfeits, Cal moves on to semis

Varsity vs Southland HS on 10/20/2010
Posted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by Caledonia Argus

 

Warrior defender Cody Colsch (27) wrapped up the Southland quarterback, as Jim Costigan (3) and Connor McCormick move in to help.                                                    Photo by Zach Thomas





 

For the second straight year, the Caledonia football team made it through the regular season with a perfect 8-0 record. The #3-state ranked Warriors topped a very good Southland team 26-0 Wednesday night in Caledonia to win the Three Rivers Conference South Division.

The Warriors received the number one seed in the Section 1AA play-offs and were to  host #8 seed Winona Cotter (2-6) Oct. 26. Due to a number of injuries, Winona Cotter forfeited the game. By virtue of the forfeit, the Warriors advanced to the Section 1AA semi finals.

 

 



Junior runningback Connor McCormick had a career night, as he rushed for 175 yards and two TDs on 25 carries.                  Photo by Zach Thomas

The Warriors used a bruising ground game that churned out 330 yards and a stifling defense that only allowed the visiting Rebels 93 total yards of offense. Southland came into the game averaging over 45 points per game.

On the first play from scrimmage Ivan Augedahl broke off tackle and romped 36 yards. The Warriors marched the ball down the field and scored on a one yard plunge by Connor McCormick. The extra point kick failed and Caledonia had a 6-0 lead.

The Warriors scored two TDs in the second quarter. The first came on a 17 yard run by McCormick. Austin Goergen’s kick was good and the Caledonia lead was 13-0.

After another defensive stop, the Warriors took the ball down the field and scored on an 18 yard pass play from Josh Gran to Seth Kasten. The Goergen kick was good and the Warriors took a 20-0 lead into the halftime intermission.

The Warriors scored once more in the third period when Matt Petersen bullied in from four yards out. The Warriors decided to go for the two point conversion, but the pass play failed.

Offensive stats

McCormick had a monster night carrying the ball. The junior runningback gained 172 yards and scored two TDs on 25 carries. Augedahl picked up 95 yards on 11 carries. Gran rushed five times for 26 yards. Zach Kasten rushed eight times for 19 yards. Petersen rushed three times for 10 yards and a TD. Seth Kasten rushed three times for seven yards and Kennan Bruening had one carry for one yard.

Gran completed four of seven passes for 79 yards and one TD. He was intercepted once.

Seth Kasten caught all four passes for 79 yards and a TD.

Luke Lampert retuned one punt for five yards and one Rebel kick off for 17 yards.

Defensive stats


Augedahl and Seth Kasten led the Warrior defense with five tackles each. Augedahl also had a QB sack. Travis Frank had four tackles and two sacks, while McCormick and Jim Costigan both had four tackles. Gran had three tackles, caused a fumble and intercepted a Rebel pass. Goergen had three tackles, recovered a fumble and had a QB sack, and Jared Hegge and Cody Colsch both had three tackles. Ethan Lapham had two tackles and a sack, Justin Felten had a sack and Lucas Lampert, Alex Betz, Lyndon Becker, Abe Diersen and Alex Varney each had one tackle.

Up next

If the Warriors will host the winner of the Kingsland/Chatfield game on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will battle for the Section 1AA championship on Nov. 5 at the higher seed’s field.    

 


 

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