By David Knox
The Moore County Middle School Raiders (4-0) return home for their final home game of the season when they face Flintville tonight at 6 p.m.
The game was not on the original schedule, but when Liberty decided not to field a team this year and canceled its game with the Raiders set for Sept. 19, Wilson got Flintville to play on what had been an open date for his Raiders. Following Flintville, MCMS goes to Cornersville, has an open date, and travels to Unity on Sept. 26 for the regular-season finale.
The Raiders went into last week’s game at Highland Rim unbeaten and unscored upon.
MCMS coach Josh Wilson knew it wouldn’t be that easy against Highland Rim.
“Not once I saw them come on the field,” the coach said. “I knew they were a very good football team.”
But behind Logan Hegwood’s 197 yards rushing and four touchdowns, the Raiders held off the Hornets 42-34 to stay unbeaten. Hegwood added three two-point conversions as MCMS spoiled the Hornets’ homecoming.
“It was just a back-and-forth kind of game,” Wilson said. “We just outscored them.”
But a key defensive play by Keller Morey put the game away.
“Morey made a key interception in the fourth quarter and we took it in for a touchdown that put us up two scores,” Wilson said. Morey had two interceptions to help the Raiders slow down the Hornets’ offense.
Quarterback Brett Dobbs added 108 yards rushing and a touchdown and passed for 20 yards. Will Parker added 42 yards on the ground.