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Moore County routs Huntland 40-13

Posted on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Moore County's Joe Qualls rushes for a good gain against Huntland during Friday's 40-13 win over the Hornets. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

Moore County’s Joe Qualls rushes for a good gain against Huntland during Friday’s 40-13 win over the Hornets. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

HUNTLAND — Winning back-to-back games for the first time since the first two games of the season, the Moore County Raiders routed Huntland Friday night, turning an age-old rivalry into little more than a cakewalk.

At Huntland High School, Moore County collected a convincing 40-13 victory. With two games remaining in the regular season, the win helps the Raiders (5-3 overall, 3-1 District 9-A) stay in the playoff chase, while Huntland (2-6, 0-3), which was on the playoff bubble entering the contest, took a step backwards.

The Raiders dominated the game on the ground and used a stifling defense to shut down the Hornets. Moore County had 320 yards rushing, while holding Huntland to just 114 yards on the ground and 144 yards total. MCHS kept the hosts off balance with a hurry up and wait offense, often hustling to the line of scrimmage and then getting the play in from the sidelines.

Senior quarterback Dillon Davis finished with 133 yards rushing on 15 carrier and was 8-of-12 for 107 yards passing. By halftime, Davis had 114 yards rushing and had connected on six of his seven pass attempts. By game’s end, he had ran for two TDs and threw for another.

Moore County led 20-6 at halftime.

The Raiders play their final regular season home as they host Community on Oct. 18.

For more on Friday’s win over Huntland, see the Oct. 17 Print Edition of The Moore County News. To subscribe click here.

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