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Raiders blank Wayne County in season opener

Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 5:31 pm

The Moore County Raiders opened the 2012 football season with a 30-0 win over defending state champion Wayne County Friday in Lynchburg.

Things started out bad for the re-building Wildcats from the very first play as they coughed up the ball from the 20.

The Raiders recovered the fumble and then took advantage of the miscue when senior J.P. Evans scampered in from the 16-yard line. Evan’s pass for a two-point conversion was incomplete and Moore County was up 6-0 with 11:11 left in the first quarter.

Wayne got the ball at its own 23 and drove to midfield but then fumbled on a fake punt at the Raider 45.

Moore County’s offense stalled on their next possession and they punted to end the quarter.

The two teams exchanged punts in the second quarter until junior quarterback Dillon Davis scored from the Wildcat nine. Evans ran for the two-pointer and the Raiders took a 14-point lead with 1:52 left.

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Matt Taggett congratulates J.P. Evans on the Raiders' first TD of the season.