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Irish football wins regular-season finale, earns top seed in section tournament

The Rosemount football team dismantled Rival and section opponent Eastview 40-7 on Wednesday night, wrapping up the top seed in the Class 5A, Section 3 tournament.

Andy Malicki had three touchdown runs. Chase Vogler added a touchdown run and two long scoring passes to Zachary Vraa in the blowout.

With the win, the Irish earned a share of the Lake Conference title with a perfect 7-0 conference mark.

They also clinched the top seed in the section tournament. Rosemount hosts No. 8 seed Burnsville at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the section quarterfinals.

Eastview finished as the No. 2 seed and will draw No. 7 seed Bloomington Kennedy in the first round.

Apple Valley is the No. 3 seed, followed by Bloomington Jefferson, Eagan, Prior Lake, Bloomington Kennedy and Burnsville.

The higher seeds all host home games on Tuesday. The semifinals are scheduled for Oct. 25 at the high seed, with the section championship coming on Oct. 31.