Bloomington Jefferson midfielder Malik Ekpenyong, right, ranks third on the Jaguars with 11 goals. Photo by Brian W. Nelson
The sands are always shifting in the South Suburban Conference, where movement in the standings is constant and surprising outcomes are the order of the day – every day.
So here we go with Rosemount and Bloomington Jefferson, two of the three teams (Prior Lake is the other) that have separated themselves from the South Suburban pack.
At 5-0, Jefferson is the only unbeaten team in league play. Rosemount is 5-1 in the conference, with the lone loss coming against Prior Lake. The Jaguars and Irish meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Game of the Week, a showdown that also has big implications in Section 3, where most of the South Suburban teams reside.
Bloomington Jefferson is 6-2 overall after Saturday’s triple-overtime loss to unbeaten Champlin Park. Rosemount is 6-1 and coming off 15-6 and 15-5 wins over Apple Valley and Lakeville South, respectively.
While Rosemount is routing most of its opponents, Jefferson has made it a habit of playing in tight games. Five of the Jaguars’ games have been decided by three or fewer goals.
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