Posted On: 11/27/18 4:11 AM

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The Barnesville Trojans were huge underdogs going against the defending champion Caledonia Warriors in the AA championship game Friday afternoon. They would end up being the 54th straight team that could not solve the Warriors' puzzle, but they gave the juggernaut from southeastern Minnesota one of their closest games of the season. Barnesville would ultimately fall 21-0. I never felt Caledonia was going to lose the game, but if you saw the game, you know the game was closer than the final score would indicate.
The Trojans' defense played tough all game. Although they gave up 21 points, that was sixteen points under the Warriors' average.
The Trojans played a version of a 3-4 defense. Brady Kroll, Jackson Poepping, and Joey Mark made up the defensive line. Their primary job was to keep the Caledonia offensive line off the Trojans' linebackers. For the most part, they did a great job. They held the explosive Warriors' offense under 300 yards of offense.
Poepping stuffed a quarterback sneak on fourth and one inside the ten. Then he beat his block and stuffed a run in

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