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It's perfection for 7-0 Raptors

Team prepares for 11-man playoffs


October 18, 2019

Dan Saletel

Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors quarterback Ryan Gray flips the ball to Isaiah Johnson on a run play during Friday night's thrilling win against Ogilvie in Carlton. Johnson ran for four touchdowns in the 34-32 contest.

It was a matchup of two unbeaten teams Friday night - each with a 6-0 record - as the Carlton/Wrenshall Raptors faced the Ogilvie Lions. Only one emerged unscathed.

True to their namesake, the Raptors started fast and held on at the end to defeat the state's sixth-ranked 9-man team by a score of 34-32 at Carlton's Jim Erickson field.

In a contest which saw each team punt only once on the night, offense prevailed. With the win, the Raptors captured the first football district or conference championship in more than 40 years for both schools.

"Although it wasn't raining, the field was still s...

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