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Halftime Update: Rosemount, Apple Valley tied at 6-6

Rosemount and Apple Valley are locked in a 6-6 defensive battle in tonight's South Suburban Conference season-opening football game in Apple Valley.

The Irish produced just 39 yards of offense in the first half, but tied the score thanks to a short field. The team had negative 13 total yards on its first three drives before Jeremy Macchitelli snagged an interception and returned it to the Apple Valley 20-yard line. After a roughing the passer penalty, Ali Al-Khatib ran the ball across the goal line from six yards out to make it 6-6.

The Eagles started their second drive in Irish territory after a 16-yard punt midway through the first quarter. A play later, Steven Wilson caught a 44-yard bomb down the left sideline for a touchdown.

The Irish defense forced Apple Valley into three-and-outs on all three of its second quarter drives.

Check back later for more updates from Apple Valley.

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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