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Observer/Advocate
P.O. Box 429
Mt. Lake, MN 56159
Phone: 507-427-2725
Fax: 507-427-2724


Mt. Lake Area’s football team advanced to the Class Nine-Man state tournament for a second straight season last fall.

But a quarterfinal loss to eventual state champion Grand Meadow shattered the state title dreams of a large senior class, as well as the Wolverine coaching staff.

In the aftermath of last season, Wolverine Coach Tim Kirk debated whether or not he would return to coach the team in 2014, after 11 years as the Wolverines’ head coach and three state tournament trips. The last of his sons had finished his football career, and, on the surface, the time may have been right.

But after debating for a couple of months, Kirk decided to continue on as head coach. And in this Q&A, he notes that the fire that burns in a group of up-and-coming players to prove themselves has rekindled his passion.

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