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Irish football preps for a familiar foe in section finals

Fresh off a 29-14 win against Bloomington Kennedy last weekend, the Rosemount football team faces rival Eastview in the Class 5A, Section 3 finals on Friday at Eastview at 7 p.m.

The Irish rushed 46 times for 325 yards in the win against Kennedy. Kevin Larson had 12 carries for 122 yards. Tyler Sandoz had 10 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown. Nicholas Liska had 21 carries for 91 yards and three scores.

Rosemount faces Eastview, the section's top seed, on Friday. The Lightning beat the Irish 13-10 in overtime in the second week of the season.

Pre-sale tickets will be available Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Eastview High School in the main office from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will go on sale at the stadium starting at 5:30 p.m. No district or conference passes are allowed at the event.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. There will be no re-entry without purchasing another ticket.

Tailgating for the Irish fans will be allowed in the parking lots adjacent to the Teen Center and Water Park only. No charcoal grills are allowed, and trash must be cleaned up before entering the game.