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Rosemount upsets previously unbeaten Farmington

By JIM PAULSEN, Star Tribune, 03/30/21, 6:30PM CDT


The Irish's 52-44 victory was the program's first in a state tournament since 1990.

Rosemount's Ava Thompson (3) gets past Farmington defender Paige Swanson (11) for a layup in the first half. Photo by Cheryl A. Myers, SportsEngine

In the days leading up to Tuesday’s Class 4A quarterfinal game against undefeated Farmington, Rosemount coach Chris Orr was wearing out the keyboard on his cellphone, sending text after text to his players. 

“I kind of used the Tom Brady analogy. He kept texting his teammates before the Super Bowl, ‘We’re going to win, we’re going to win,’” Orr said. “That’s what I did for the last four, five days. We had to get them to believe, that they could come out and beat that team.”

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