Austin vs. Faribault

7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19

We head south to check in on two of the best teams in the Big 9 Conference as Faribault tries to stay unbeaten against one-loss Austin.

Ahmed Ali scored with five minutes left in regulation to set up a 1-1 tie last Tuesday as Faribault (6-0-1, 3-0-1) averted what would have been an upset to winless Red Wing.

Andres Garcia’s five goals lead Austin (5-1-1, 4-0-1), which has reached the last two Class 1A state tournaments and enters the week unbeaten since opening the season Aug. 24 with a 2-1 loss to St. Paul Como Park.