The Raiders are slated to host Eagleville at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 20.
In Wartrace last week, the Raiders fell behind early and never managed to catch up. The hosts jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening period and led 32-0 by intermission, leaving Moore County and huge hole to climb out of.
After a scoreless third period, the visitors finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter. Brayden Cashion scored on a 10-yard run. He then connected with fellow seventh-grader Dylan Scruggs for a two-point conversion as the Raiders tallied their first points of the young season.
Later in the fourth, Cashion scored again, this time on a 2-yard run. Gage Parks carried the ball into the end zone for the two-point conversion to help the Raiders cut the Cascade lead in half, 32-16, but it was too little too late.
The Champs were able to build a comfortable lead thank to touchdowns by Jay Hall and Hunter Palmer in the first half. They each scored twice and Blaze Bryson added a TD to power Cascade to a big lead.
Hall’s 45-yard touchdown run in the first quarter opened the scoring. Palmer then scored on a 23-yard run. A two-point conversion pass from Bryson to Keigon Walker was successful and Cascade led 14-0.
In the second quarter, Hall reached paydirt on a 37-yard touchdown run. Bryson then reeled off a 55-yard TD run as the Champions eased ahead 26-0. Palmer’s 18-yard score before halftime finished the scoring for the hosts. All three of Cascade’s two-point conversions in the second quarter failed.