It was the third loss of the season in as many outings for the seventh-grade heavy Raiders.
Moore County looked to get off to a good start in the game on the opening kickoff as Tyler Smith took the kickoff at the Moore County 25 and brought it out to the 41.
However, the Raiders failed to move the ball and were forced to punt.
Taking the ball at the Eagleville 35, the Eagles drove down field, picking up yardage in big chunks behind the running of Bryson Kelly and Tanner Robertson.
Robertson came out of the backfield at the Raider 14 to catch a pass and score with 51 seconds left in the first quarter. The two-point conversion was good and the Raiders trailed 8-0.
Hayden Walker returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raider 36 and then Gage Parks picked up a good gain to the Eagleville 49, where the drive stalled.
Robertson took off on the next play to Moore County’s 46 and then another to the Raiders’ 19.
Eagleville moved to a first-and-goal at the Moore County 1 but a false start penalty and two good defensive plays appeared to have stifled the drive.
In spite of this, Robertson scored from 6 yards out on fourth down.
The conversion attempt was stopped and Eagleville led 14-0 with 1:54 remaining in the half.
Parks’ kickoff return almost put the Raiders back in the game, but the kicker saved the touchdown with a shoestring tackle at the Eagleville 47.
Eagleville began the second half with great field position at the Moore County 43 and then Kelly scampered all the way to the end zone on the first play from scrimmage.
The two-point conversion was good and Eagleville led 22-0 with 3:03 still left in the third stanza.
Unable to move the ball, the Raiders punted and Robertson ran the ball to the Moore County 9. Two plays later, Robertson scored his third touchdown of the game. A failed two-pointer finished the scoring with just over three minutes left in the third.
Parks led the rushing for the Raiders with 33 yards on 11 carries; Smith carried six times for 21 yards; Dylan Scruggs carried five times for 23 yards and Brayden Cashion had one carry for 3 yards.
Scruggs caught one pass for 3 yards and Parks had one catch for 2 yards.
Cashion went two-for-three in the air with one interception.
The Raiders will travel to Bedford County Thursday for a 6:30 p.m. game at Liberty Middle School. The game will mark the halfway point in the 2015 season for the young Raiders.
—By PHIL GATTO, MCN Contributor
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