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Week 6: Tigers put up a fight in Northfield

The Farmington football team gave Missota Conference-leading Northfield all it could handle in a 21-16 loss Friday night in Northfield.

The Tigers (1-5) trailed 14-0 after a quarter, but rallied to tie the game by halftime thanks to a pair of touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Darren Beenken to Dayne Eich and Nathan Graham.

Northfield took the lead on a touchdown with four minutes to go. The Tigers scored again on a snap out of the back of the end zone for a safety late in the fourth quarter, but came up short in their final drive in the closing minute.

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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