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6A FOOTBALL -- MJ hosts Ravenwood

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Golden Bears stand 9-2 overall
Two weeks deep into the TSSAA postseason and Wilson County football fans have seen their playoff entrants whittled from five to a mere two.

Mt. Juliet (9-2) and Watertown (10-1) are the only survivors that saw Wilson Central, Friendship Christian and Lebanon High eliminated with first round losses.

Friday night, the Golden Bears get another shot at Williamson County's Ravenwood High in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Mt. Juliet High.

Coach Trey Perry's team has reeled off eight straight wins since dropping a 12-7 decision to the Raptors back on Sept. 2.

In fact, the Bears have improved greatly since that loss -- turning the offensive focus to a powerful run game while leaning on a massive front line.

Mt. Juliet ripped Bartlett 43-0 last week and has scored at least 40 points in each of the last four outings.

In fact, a 35-21 victory at Overton High back on Sept. 30 marks the least amount of points generated by Mt, Juliet since the loss to Ravenwood.

The Raptors come in 6-5 overall and have gone 4-4 since their September win over the Bears.

The pass-happy Ravenwood squad operates out of a no-huddle spread under the direction of first year head coach Richie Wessman.

QB McCain Marrow is at the controls with four wide receivers on the field at all times.

Defensive end Tahj Williams is a game breaker, capable of ruining a play in the backfield of chasing down a runner in the open field.

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