LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Senior Spencer Reese rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns and freshman quarterback Stone Frost threw for 136 yards and three more scores as the Moore County High School football team topped visiting Cornersville 48-7 on Friday night.
The victory helped the Raiders erase the discontent that came with back-to-back early losses and was the first for MCHS in the newly formed Region 4-1A.
Moore County snapped a two-game losing streak while improving to 2-2 on the year. The Raiders did so by manhandling an outmatched Bulldogs (1-3, 1-1) team that was coming off its first win of the season.
A week after they were easily dispatched by Columbia Academy, Moore County bounced back nicely. The home-standing Raiders got an early boost when senior Brandon Scott took the opening kickoff and raced 73 yards to the end zone for Moore County’s first score.
The Raiders were never headed after that.
Thanks in part to 358 yards of offense and a stifling defense, MCHS rolled over the Bulldogs for the fifth consecutive season and 10th time in 11 tries.
Moore County was able to spread its offense around as well, with its more balanced attack accounting for 222 yards on the ground and 136 through the air.
While Reese was getting most of the work on the ground — his 130 yards came on 17 carries — Mason Henshaw added 36 yards on four totes and Frost chipped in 36 yards. Jake McGee had 14 yards and Coy Cashion 6.
Frost finished 7-of-12 through the air, hitting five different receivers, three of which resulted in TDs.
McGee hauled in a 37-yard touchdown strike, while Henshaw caught a 23-yard TD and Scott had a touchdown catch as well. Reese caught two passes for 20 yards and Will Slatten’s lone catch was good for 37 yards.
Moore County is back in action this Friday night with a road game to Franklin, where the Raiders will visit Grace Christian Academy-Franklin. It’s the first-ever meeting between the two schools as the Lions are playing their first season of TSSAA varsity football.
Grace Christian (2-1, 1-1) is coming off a 15-8 victory over Summertown. The Lions’ other win came against McEwen in Week 1, while their loss was a 30-27 defeat to Cornersville. The contest marks the midpoint of the season for Moore County and comes in the middle of a key stretch of conference games.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.