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Football: Taubenheim, Beenken earn All-State honors


Two Farmington football players were named to all-state teams after helping the Tigers to a 7-3 season and a share of the conference title.

Senior quarterback Darren Beenken was named to the Minnesota High School Football Coaches Association 5A Academic All-State team. Beenken finished his career as the school-record holder for passing yards in a season (1,661), career yards (3,830) and completion percentage (career: 54 percent, season: 62 percent).

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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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