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Middle school Raiders fall to Fayetteville

Posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 9:19 am

Moore County defender Justin Scott (No. 20) reaches out for Fayetteville’s Trey Allen (No. 3) during their game in Lynchburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Tigers won 24-0. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County defender Justin Scott (No. 20) reaches out for Fayetteville’s Trey Allen (No. 3) during their game in Lynchburg on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The Tigers won 24-0. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After an outstanding 4-0 start, the Moore County Middle School football team ran into trouble last week in the form of the Fayetteville City Tigers.

The Tigers visited Lynchburg last Tuesday and left with a 24-0 Duck River Valley Conference (DRVC) victory. The game was moved up two days from Thursday due to parent/teacher conferences in Moore County.

Just five days removed from a sluggish performance at Westwood, the Raiders never got on track against Fayetteville. Offensively, the Tigers imposed their will on the ground and defensively they managed to keep the high-scoring MCMS offense out of the end zone.

Moore County backs Dylan Scruggs and Tyler Smith had a rough night as neither managed to get going offensively.

The loss puts Moore County (4-1) in regroup mode as the Raiders focus on this week’s game at Cascade. The Raiders need to win their remaining three contests — at Cascade and at home against Middle Tennessee Christian School and Forrest — to have a shot at playing in the season-ending DRVC Championship game.

After traveling to Cascade this Thursday, the Raiders will be at home on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 for their final two regular-season contests.

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