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Farmington running back Derek Klotter turns the corner for a 25-yard touchdown run late in the first half of Saturday's 49-35 section tournament win over Minneapolis Southwest at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers travel to top-seeded Apple Valley for the section championship game tomorrow night.

Football: Tigers win a wild one

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Saturday night's Section 3, Class 5A semifinal was anything but your typical grind-it-out, late-October football game.

Second-seeded Farmington and third-seeded Minneapolis Southwest opted to stick with their pass-friendly spread offenses and it paid off for both teams. The two offenses combined for nearly 800 yards and 84 points despite temperatures that dipped into the upper 20s at Tiger Stadium.

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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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