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Mt. Lake, MN 56159
After losing in the third game of the season against Madelia, the Mt. Lake Area football team has effectively opened some eyes in the past two weeks. Friday night, the Wolverines entertained the state’s second-ranked Class Nine- Man team, Edgerton- Ellsworth. The Dutchmen, the reigning state runners-up, tied the game at 22-22 early in the third quarter. But the Wolverines put the hammer down on offense, defense and special teams over the final 18 minutes, scoring 24 unanswered points to claim a 46-22 victory over the previously-unbeaten Dutchmen at Mt. Lake. “The Madelia game was a good wake-up call for us,” MLA Coach Tim Kirk said. “We were outplayed. But we felt we could be as good as we wanted to be, and the boys stepped up. We’ve kept kids fresh, and everyone on the roster prepared and played at a really high level. “The kids really responded after the Madelia game, and it was nice to get two big wins in a row over two really good football teams.” MLA did much of its damage through the air, behind the strong arm of quarterback Levi Stoesz. “We’re a little banged up, which limited our options on offense,” Kirk said. “And we knew we had to pass the ball well to win this game. We were able to take advantage of a couple of matchups we felt worked in our favor.” The Wolverines raced to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter as Chris Boyd reeled in touchdown strikes of 57 and 16 yards from Levi Stoesz. EE got on the board early in the second quarter with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Landon Buckridge to Mason Sluis. But MLA stretched its lead with a 3-yard touchdown run by Jacob Suess. Just before halftime, EE
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