There for a span, it was a white-hot rivalry. Chatfield’s culmination was a memorable 1AA title game win in the 2013 state title season. The Gophers and Caledonia are set to meet again for the 1AA title. Chatfield (2-seed, 6-2) had no trouble with Cotter (7-seed, 0-8) in the quarters. A 28-point first quarter gave way to a 44-6 win. Sophomore Ben Roline (12-173, 3 TDs) had great mop-up stats. Gage Tuohy (3-47, TD rushing), Carson Larrabee (2-54, TD rushing), Chance Backer (2-58, TD receiving), and Reid Johnson (3-6, 79 yards, TD passing) all scored in the first. Cotter had six turnovers. Chatfield (2-seed, 7-2) then hosted upstart Triton (6-seed, 2-7). Big receptions were huge. Larrabee caught an 80-yard wheel-route TD in the second quarter, Tuohy an 82-yard screen pass TD (both from Reid Johnson) in the third. The scores gave Chatfield 13-7 and 21-7 leads. Triton scored early in the fourth (28-14), but Tuohy cemented things with two ensuing TD runs for a 42-14 win. The senior (19-144, 2 TDs rushing, 82-yard TD reception) had a huge game. Larrabee (13-64, TD rushing, 80-yard TD reception, forced fumble, sack) also scored two ways. Johnson scored three ways (6-10, season-high 243 yards, 2 TD passing, rushing TD, two-point reception from Tuohy). Chatfield won turnovers 5-0 (11:0 ratio in the play-offs). Seth Allen sniped his eighth pass and had a fumble recovery. Triton was led by sophomore QB Mason Barker (12-24, 144 yards, TD, 2 INTs; 13-47 rushing), Anthony Avery (16-84 rushing), Austin Melder (8-39, TD rushing), and Drew Kelly (4-62, TD receiving). It will be #8 Chatfield (2-seed, 8-2) versus #1 Caledonia (1-seed, 10-0) for the 1AA title.
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