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Farmington’s Blake Smith heads up the sideline with the ball during last Thursday’s Section 1AA tournament win over Rochester John Marshall. The Tigers added a win over Lakeville North Saturday to advance to the section finals for the first time ever.

Boys soccer: Tigers are one game from state

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Last Thursday the Farmington boys soccer team won its first-ever section tournament game.

Another victory on the road at Lakeville North on Saturday put the Tigers within a game of their first state tournament berth.


All-stater Jared Wolt scored his 14th goal of the season on a crossing pass from Blake Smith with three minutes left in the first half and the goal stood in a 1-0 shutout of the Panthers.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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