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Marvin Ridge vs Forest Hills, 8th Grade- RD 2 Playoff Game

By Tim Winters, 10/30/19, 6:30PM EDT

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8th-grade Marvin Ridge knocked off unbeaten Forest Hills, 32-6, to advance to the 8th-grade championship game on Saturday.

It was the third game I covered at Marvin Ridge High School and the third consecutive game in which lower seed teams upset higher seeds at Maverick Stadium. 

The Mavericks entered the postseason with the top-ranked defense (points allowed), and they did not disappoint, suffocating a solid Forest Hills running game. 

The Jackets too came in with a strong D but struggled with a Maverick passing attack that eventually made the Jacket's defense vulnerable to the run. 

What lies ahead for Marvin Ridge (8-2) is a championship matchup against the #1 seed Holy Trinity Bulldogs (9-0). This Trinity team won the 7th-grade championship last year, so the Mavs will have their hands full. These two division rivals met on the last day of the regular season with Holy Trinity winning, 28-14.

If we have learned anything from this playoff season, anything can happen. Marvin Ridge has a confident defense and a balanced offense that can put up points. It should be a great 8th-grade championship game.

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