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Bridge Too Far

Maryville falls to Ravenwood after gauntlet run to title game
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Maryville’s Drake Martin just misses the block on this Crews Holt field goal. Holt was named the championship game’s offensive most valuable player after his four field goals lifted Ravenwood to the title. Photos by Jolanda Jansma

By Stefan Cooper
Editor
Blount Press Row

Cookeville — Cookeville, Blackman, Oakland and Ravenwood, one right after the other.

Blake Oliviera grapples a Ravenwood ball carrier to the turf.

Blake Oliviera grapples a Ravenwood ball carrier to the turf.

The battle damage was simply too much by the time Maryville reached the last one, the Raptors turning back the Rebels, 26-17, in the Class 6A state championship game Saturday night at Tennessee Tech.

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