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Wolverines face old nemesis at state

Since making the switch to nine-man football, the Mt. Lake Area football team has been one of the dominant forces in Southwest Minnesota. This year marks the third straight state appearance and the fifth appearance in eight seasons for the Wolverines. In three of its previous four state tourney appearances, the champion of Section 1 Nine-Man has ended the Wolverines’ season.

For more on this story, see the November 6, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Defense leads MLA to section title victory

While the Mt. Lake Area football team’s offense has dominated opponents much of the season, the Wolverine defense has been equally strong. And in Friday’s Section 3 Nine-Man championship game against Hills-Beaver Creek, it was the defense that set the tone. The Wolverines fought off three HBC drives into the red zone in the first three quarters and early into the fourth quarter, with the Patriots coming away empty-handed each time.

For more on this story, see the November 6, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Knights knock Wolverines from playoffs

Mt. Lake Area-Comfrey fell behind early and couldn’t recover last Tuesday, falling 3-0 to Alden-Conger in the Section 2A playoffs at St. Peter. The Knights rallied to win the opening set 25-23, then jumped to commanding leads in each of the next two sets, winning 25-20 and 25-16. MLAC ends its season with an 18-8 overall record. “We lost to a really good team,” MLAC Coach Dan Hup said. “Alden-Conger played very well and we just couldn’t get over the hump.”

For more on this story, see the November 6, 2019 Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.