Caledonia was the setting in the playoffs for a second-straight year for the Louisville Wildcats, and the team was not going to let that be where the season ended two years in a row. After the Cavaliers scored on the first possession of the game, LHS outscored the home team 35-7 on the way to a 35-14 rout. The win booked a Class 4A North State championship game for the proud Wildcat program. All the juice in the game started with the Cavaliers, but the poise of the Wildcats would shine through. After a rattled start to the game with a three and out on defense and then a blocked punt, Caledonia would strike first with a score to take a 7-0 lead in the first 2 minutes of the game. The Wildcats would settle in later in the quarter. Keyarrion Jackson took off for a 16-yard touchdown run with 3:46 left to tie the game back up at 7-7. At the turn of the second quarter, Jackson would hit a 30-yard pass to Jaden Tripplett, and the team took the lead for good at 14-7. One of the biggest plays of the night came right before the half. With a chance to take momentum into halftime with Caledonia getting the ball after the half, coach Tyrone Shorter rolled the dice and went for it on 4th down at the 18. Jackson would find Swahili Earby for a touchdown for the 21-7 lead going into halftime and that would prove to be a huge one. The defense started to turn it up a notch to start the second half. A fumble and then a quick offensive touchdown made it 28-7 just a couple of minutes into the third quarter. Caledonia got a touchdown in the third, but Jackson would put the game away in the final seconds with a touchdown from a yard away to send the team into celebration mode. The win improved the Wildcats to 12-1 on the season with ninestraight wins, and the 10th straight would get LHS back to a familiar place in the state championship game. LHS has given up 15 or less points now in sixstraight games and haven’t had a contest decided by less than two scores since the loss to Starkville all the way back on September 16. After earning the North State trip with the road win, the Wildcats will be back in the comfort of their home field next Friday. The Wildcats welcome in a team as hot as they are as Houston will come to town looking for history with a trip to the state title. The 12-1 Hilltoppers just beat one of the major contenders for the North State crown in Itawamba with a 26-22 win. Game time on Friday night at R.E. Hinze Stadium is 7 p.m.