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Vikings Choose Caledonia As Minnesota Football Program Of The Year

CALEDONIA, Minn. (AP) — The Vikings are honoring Caledonia High School as their inaugural Minnesota Football Program of the Year.

The team has helped arrange a series of events this week in the small town in the southeast part of the state. As part of the award, a $10,000 check will be presented to the high school. Some of the money will be donated to specific programs in Caledonia designed to encourage youth engagement in the community.

Other highlights of the "town takeover" are a skills clinic led by Vikings youth football manager E.J. Henderson and a program at the high school with running back Matt Asiata and wide receivers Isaac Fruechte and Charles Johnson. Fruechte is a native of Caledonia.

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