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Caledonia's magical season ends in regional final

The Fighting Scots lost to Traverse City Central
Caledonia football
Posted at 12:14 AM, Nov 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-13 00:15:12-05
Traverse City Central 42, Caledonia 14

Caledonia fell behind 21-0 Friday to Traverse City Central in a division two regional final and could not recover in a 42-14 loss on a snow covered field at Grandville High School.

The Fighting Scots got on the board in the second quarter when Owen Graham scooped up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, but Cal would trailed 35-7 at the half.

The Scots other touchdown came on a 24-yard pass from Mason McKenzie to Nick Fox on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Caledonia had a tough time stopping Trojan senior quarterback and Notre Dame commit Josh Burnham who ran for four touchdowns in the game.

The Fighting Scots won 10 games and a district championship in head coach Derek Pennington's first season as head coach.

"It was awesome, awesome to play with those guys," junior quarterback Mason McKenzie said. "It was a lot of fun all year."

"Super proud of our kids," Pennington added. "For us to come into a new program and go 10-2 and come within a play or two of winning the OK Red and win the district, kids got a lot to be proud of. Tonight didn't turn out like we wanted but really proud of our kids."

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