Moore County High School’s football team proved up to the defensive challenge it faced Friday night against pass-happy Cornersville. The Raiders held Cornersville quarterback Jamie Crowell to just 150 yards passing on a 17-of-31 effort.
Moore County (2-0) slowed Crowell and the Bulldogs (1-1) by picking up a pair of interceptions as well en route to a convincing 34-0 victory at Raider Stadium.
“First thing, my hat’s off to a great game that our kids played on offense and defense, and a special hat’s off to coaches (Jeremy) Austin, (Lavon) King and (Doug) Price for their game plan,” said Smith. “It was kind of like an orchestra. They just put kids in position to make plays. That was probably the best defensive game we’ve played since I’ve been here. To be able to get a shutout … it’s always nice to be able to do that.”
Offensively, Moore County simply turned in a workmanlike effort against an out-manned opponent, as the Raiders scored on three of their four possessions in the first half.
Raiders quarterback Dillon Davis ran for 121 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, while passing for 46 yards and another touchdown.
Moore County will play at Forrest on Friday, Sept. 6. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
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MCHS 34, Cornersville 0
CHS 0 0 0 0 — 0
MCHS 8 14 6 6 — 34
MC—Taggett 6 run (Taggett run), 5:31
MC—Smith 15 run (Taggett run), 11:11
MC—Reese 36 pass from Davis (run failed), :24
MC—Taggett 4 run (pass failed), 6:06
MC—Davis 19 run (run failed), 4:45
RUSHING—MC, Taggett 20-82, Davis 12-121, A. Henshaw 15-64, Smith 4-23, Kiser 2-8, M. Henshaw 4-17, Reese 5-33.
PASSING—MC, Davis 3-6-0-46.
RECEIVING—MC, Smith 1-6, M. Henshaw 1-4, Reese 1-36.