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A Homecoming shutout of Northfield was one of the highlights of the 2011 season for the Farmington football team.

Football: 3-6 season paves way for future

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It was rare to see a Farmington player on both offense and defense this season.

The Tigers instituted a platoon system this year that allowed players to focus either on offense or defense. The result, according to head coach Mark Froehling, was a team that showed up on Friday nights much more prepared as it won three games and played its opponents close into the fourth quarter in six of nine outings.


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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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