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Defense leads Caledonia to state title game

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The Caledonia Warriors may be averaging more than 40 points per game this season, but the most impressive stat comes on the defensive side of the ball.

In five playoff games, the Warriors defense has allowed just two touchdowns and a total of 13 points en route to a berth in the Class AA state title game on Friday (1 p.m. at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis).

In the state semifinals against Ottertail Central on Saturday, the Warriors held the Bulldogs - a team averaging 47 points per game coming in - to just six points.

"We play like we're one big family out there," junior linebacker Alex Goergen said. "We talk, we communicate, we look at each other, we know that our brother has our back when we're going out there flying around and having a blast."

Head coach Brent Schroeder said his team plays with a lot of gap integrity, and is proud of the way his players trust and lead one another.

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