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Football team wins, day after assistant coach's death


November 7, 2021

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City high school football team's latest win was an emotional one, coming the day after the death of a beloved assistant coach.

The Kansas City Star reports that Olathe North beat Olathe Northwest 49-13 on Friday to advance to the Kansas Class 6A sectional round.

Just a day earlier, Olathe North assistant Josh Dirks died after a lengthy battle with pneumonia. He was 39. He had been the team's offensive line coach since 2020.

Head coach Chris McCartney said after the game that the win "means everything."

""These kids are super-tough, enduring what they'...

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