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Bulldogs ready to clear second round hurdle

The sun has set, but they're still hard at work at Chapel Hill. The Bulldogs are back in the second round of the playoffs, and enjoying the ride.

"It's the playoffs," Bulldogs lineman Aaron Krall said. "I mean, you lose you go home, you win you keep going."

"It's a great feeling," Bulldogs Nose Guard Kadarius Reeder said. "We just thank God that we're back out here for another year, it's our third year to make it to the playoffs.  We're just trying to keep it going, and not lose in the second round like the last two years, we're going to keep it going."

The second round of the playoffs is where the Bulldogs have wound up the past two years. This year with their experience, they plan to clear that hurdle.

"It's a pretty big opportunity," Krall said. "We got a good bunch of kids, we can make it past the second round."

"We don't want to be tense," Reeder said.  "We want to make sure we're relaxed, and get more focused day by day."

Practice is relaxed, but there's an urgency here for the Bulldogs, especially for the seniors playing every game like it could be their last alongside their teammates.

"When you think about what you've got at stake," Reeder said, "you want to work harder and harder. You make every play like it's your last."

"I've grown up with them all my life," Krall said of his teammates. "This is where most of my friends are, is on the football team."

"It's fun. I grew up with them since I've been in Kissam, and elementary school." Reeder laughed.  "It's people I know, just having fun with them as long as I can."

Reid Kerr can be reached at rkerr@kltv.com.

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