WARTRACE – A week removed from picking up an important District 9-A victory over Fayetteville City, the Moore County High School football team backpeddled. Friday night against Cascade, the Raiders looked nothing like the team that held the Tigers to just seven points a week earlier. Instead, Moore County gave up 37, and was shut out for the third time in the last four games.
At Wartrace, host Cascade ran through the Raiders, around the Raiders and passed over the Raiders en route to a 37-0 victory.
The Champions racked up 456 yards, while limiting Moore County to just 95 yards of offense.
Creed Rose ran for 155 yards and Ivan Spencer added 82 yards rushing and 82 receiving for Cascade. Champions quarterback Austin Haas was 8-of-14 for 134 yard passing and added 51 yards rushing.
Cascade led 28-0 at halftime after getting a pair of rushing touchdowns from Rose and a 21-yard touchdown pass from Haas to Spencer. A 12-yard touchdown run by Rose in the third quarter helped the Champs pad their lead, while a 41-yard field goal with 2 minutes remaining in the game provided the final score.
Moore County played without starting quarterback Dillon Davis, who missed the game due to an illness. The Raiders also went the second half without Matt Taggett and Nick Kiser.
Kiser left at halftime in an ambulance and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution after complaining about numbness in his arms. Late Friday night MCHS head coach Scott Smith said Kiser was being released from the hospital and is expected to be OK.
Moore County (3-3 overall, 1-1 District 9-A) can take solace knowing that the loss wasn’t a district setback. The Raiders finish the season, however, with four straight district contests, beginning next week with Middle Tennessee Christian School.
MCHS will host the Cougars at 7 p.m. Homecoming festivities will take place prior to the game at 6 p.m.
For a complete wrap-up of Friday’s game against Cascade, see the Oct.3 print edition of The Moore County News.