LYNCHBURG — Moore County simply couldn’t slow down Cascade running back Ivan Spencer and the Champions offense. Spencer ran for three touchdowns and nearly 200 yards as the Champions held on to beat the Raiders 36-26 Friday night, spoiling Moore County’s homecoming at Raider Stadium.
Moore County stayed close to Cascade throughout the contest and the visitors were never more than two scores ahead. But after Moore County took a 7-3 lead late in the second quarter, Cascade seemed to have an answer each time thereafter.
The Champions quickly answered the first touchdown from their former region rivals, getting a 3-yard touchdown run from Spencer with 26 seconds left in the half to take a 10-7 lead to the lockerroom at the break. Cascade never trailed again.
The Raiders — playing without head coach Jeremy Austin, who was serving a one-game suspension after being ejected from last week’s game at Fayetteville — fell to .500 on the season with a 3-3 mark, while the win helped the Champions improve to 3-3.
First-year Moore County assistant Johnnie Frost served as the interim head coach, having to deal with both a busy homecoming week and an absent head coach on the sidelines.
***Notes: Moore County had 334 yards of offense, including 162 yards passing and 71 yards rushing from junior quarterback Spencer Reese. Austin Henshaw had 79 yards rushing on 21 carries and Mason Henshaw had 22 yards on five totes. Reese connected with four receivers: Mason Henshaw (3-40), Brandon Scott (2-75), Austin Henshaw (1-15) and Nate Love (1-32). … Reese ran for three touchdowns (1, 4, 11) and threw for another. … MCHS senior Makayla Ray was crowned 2014 Homecoming Queen during ceremonies before the game. Austin Henshaw was crowned Homecoming King during Tuesday night’s powderpuff game… The Raiders will be back on the road and back in District 9-A play this week as they travel to Murfreesboro to face Middle Tennessee Christian at 7 p.m.
For a complete wrap-up of Friday’s game against Cascade, see the Oct. 2 print edition of The Moore County News. To subscribe, click here.