"Tigers still best football story around"
The title of this page is from the Farmington Independent column by Pat Rupp, October 20, 2005. The questions and answers on this page were created from the news and commentary in the article.

Ques:   Prior to 2005, when was the Tiger's last outright Missota Conference football title?

Ans:   1969. (Yes, 1969) This was before the Tigers joined the Tri-Metro conference and then rejoined the Missota.

Ques:   From 1983-1996, in what conference were the football Tigers?

Ans:   The Tri-Metro Conference. Farmington won a handful of Tri-Metro Conference titles in its stay there from 1983-1996.

Ques:   What year did Farmington rejoin the Missota Conference?

Ans:   1997.

Ques:   What seven football teams made up the Missota Conference in 2005?

Ans:   Farmington, Holy Angels (Academy of), Hutchinson, New Prague, Northfield, Red Wing, and Shakopee.

Ques:   The football teams that made up the 2005 Missota Conference were in what competition class?

Ans:   Farmington was in Class 5A for the first time. The remaining six schools were in Class 4A. ("The Missota Conference is generally thought to be the most competitive 4A football league in Minnesota")

Ques:   What year did Farmington jump from Class 4A to Class 5A?

Ans:   2005

Ques:   What was the prescribed grades 10-12 enrollment number set by the Minnesota High School League for inclusion in the 5A (big-school) division?

Ans:   Enrollment in grades 10-12 of 1,110 students.

Ques:   What was the grade 10-12 enrollment of FHS students that caused the jump from 4A to 5A for the 2005 football season?

Ans:   1,109. Only Richfield, with an enrollment of 1,105 was a smaller Class 5A school for football.

Ques:   With what other Class 5A football teams did Farmington compete in the post-season of 2005?

Ans:   Eastview (1,752); Rosemount (1,572); Lakeville North (1,725); Rochester Mayo (1,338); Owatonna (1,261) and Rochester John Marshall (1,216).

Ques:   When did the football Tigers move into the top ten among ranked teams in Class 5A for the first time?

Ans:   The second week of October, 2005 when they tied Hastings for the No. 10 slot.

Ques:   How is post-season football playoff seeding determined?

Ans:   By ballot.

Ques:   Who was the coach of the 2005 Farmington Tiger football team?

Ans:   Mark Froehling.


You can find this page again from the SUPER INDEX at "Farmington High School Football, 2005"