LYNCHBURG — Austin Henshaw ran for 110 yards and a career-best four touchdowns and the Moore County raiders topped visiting Richland 38-6 on Friday night, giving first-year head coach Jeremy Austin a win in his MCHS debut. The Raiders played grind-it-out football in the first half, amassing more than 250 yards and 15 first downs while building a 25-0 lead in a contest that was twice stopped by referees for additional water breaks due to the daunting heat.
The Raiders seemed undeterred, however. After stopping Richland’s opening drive, Moore County’s first score came on a 3-yard run by Henshaw at the 1:03 mark of the first quarter, capping a 73-yard drive.
Moore County got three more scores from Austin Henshaw, while Mason Henshaw hauled in a 3-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Spencer Reese and Brandon Scott returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown. Mason Henshaw added 100 yards rushing and came away with a pair of interceptions.
Richland’s lone score came early in the fourth quarter on a 26-yard pass.
Moore County (1-0) will travel to Cornersville this week for a non-district game. Cornersville (0-1) fell to Huntland 28-18. The Raiders return home on Sept. 5 to face Forrest (0-1), which lost 35-7 to Lauderdale County, Ala., in its Week 0 opener.
For more on Moore County’s season-opening victory over Richland, see the Aug. 28 edition of The Moore County News.
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—Robert Holman, Publisher