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Football: Tigers debut at No. 8 in state rankings

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The Farmington football team cracked the state rankings for the first time in several years, debuting at No. 8 in the opening Class 5A poll released today by the Minnesota State High School League.

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The Tigers opened the season with a 19-7 win over Rochester Mayo. They travel to Northfield Friday night.

Class 5A

School Total Points Prv

1. Totino-Grace (3) (1-0) 48 -

2. St. Thomas Academy (2) (1-0) 45 -

3. Mankato West (1-0) 41 -

4. Spring Lake Park (1-0) 19 -

5. Rochester John Marshall (1-0) 18 -

6. Apple Valley (1-0) 13 -

(tie) Rogers (1-0) 13 -

8. Farmington (1-0) 10 -

9. Owatonna (1-0) 9 -

10. Moorhead (1-0) 8 -

Others receiving votes: Monticello 6, Chisago Lakes 6, Willmar 6, Bemidji 5, Chaska 5, St. Cloud Tech 5, Tartan 4, Hastings 4, St. Paul Central 3, Andover 3, East Ridge 1, Irondale 1, Mahtomedi 1, Duluth East 1.

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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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