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Farmington senior running back Athen Ashton cuts through the Chaska defense for a big gain during the first half of last Friday's 27-23 win at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers take a 5-0 record into tomorrow night's game at Chanhassen.

A Homecoming cliffhanger for the Farmington Tigers

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Friday night's Homecoming football game at Tiger Stadium had all the elements of a climactic scene in a cliché-filled sports movie.


There were high stakes -- the Tigers entered undefeated and ranked sixth in the state -- a couple of lead changes, a few big plays and a drama-filled final drive that brought the entire game down to one final play. The Homecoming King even made the game-sealing interception.

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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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