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Winds Cause Kickoff In Minnesota High School Playoff Game To Go Backwards

I don't want to say that the Section 1AAAAA playoff game between Farmington and Lakeville North was played in slightly less than ideal conditions. . .and I don't have to say that, because this video of one of the game's kickoffs pretty much speaks for itself. This is Lakeville North's kicker preparing to boot it away.

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Yes, that kickoff managed to go backwards, with the net distance on the kickoff being -12 yards. The winds were gusting as high as 40 miles an hour at Tuesday night's game, and it played havoc with both teams.

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Lakeville North, despite the backwards kickoff, adapted better to the conditions and wound up defeating Farmington 39-14 to advance in the Section 1AAAAA playoffs.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.