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Raiders don’t make playoffs; Huntland, Eagleville, MTCS and Forrest headed to postseason

Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm

LOGO FBH moore county helmetLYNCHBURG, Tenn. — A 4-6 record was good enough for some teams, but as it turns out, 4-6 wasn’t enough to get the Moore County Raiders into the TSSAA Class A playoffs.

The Raiders’ stumbled down the stretch, going 1-4 in their last five games including a 3-0 season-ending loss to Eagleville. That cost the team any chance it had at extending the season beyond Week 10 and in the process snapped a stretch of four straight years with a playoff appearance.

The last time Moore County wasn’t in the playoffs was 2009, a year that mirrored this one. That year MCHS finished 4-6 and won just one contest in the last six weeks of the season.

There were a pair of 4-6 teams that did sneak into the Class A playoffs this season and both fell into the same geographical quadrant. Midway (4-6) is a No. 5 seed and will play at Red Boiling Springs (6-4), while Clay County (4-6) is a No. 6 seed and will play at No. 3 South Pittsburg (5-5). Both of those contests are in Quadrant 2.

Huntland is the lone District 9-A representative in Class A as the Hornets (8-2) earned a No. 4 seed and will host Clarksville Academy (7-3).


Class 2A

In Class 2A, there are three teams from District 9-A.

A surging Eagleville (6-4) team, which won four of its last six games, is the No. 5 seed and will play at No. 4 Jackson County (6-4).

Middle Tennessee Christian (9-1) earned the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. The Cougars will host the Trousdale County/Whitwell winner on Nov. 14.

Both Eagleville and MTCS are in the Second Quadrant, where Marion County (9-1) is the No. 1 seed.

In the Third Quadrant, Forrest (7-3) is the No. 4 seed and will host Riverside (6-4) this Friday night.

There are a pair of 4-6 teams in the Class 2A playoffs as well as a Loretto squad that managed just a 3-7 record.


Class 3A

In Class 3A both Grundy County and Cascade made it to the playoffs. Grundy County (5-5) is a No. 7 seed and will play at No. 2 McMinn Central (8-2).

Cascade (4-6) is a No. 7 seed and will travel to No. 2 White House-Heritage (9-1).

Along with Cascade, there are four other teams in the Class 3A playoffs with a 4-6 record.


Class 5A

Tullahoma’s 21-7 victory over rival Coffee County on Friday night was enough to get the Wildcats (5-5) into the postseason. Tullahoma is a No. 7 seed and will make the 125-mile trek east to face No. 2 seed and unbeaten Rhea County (10-0).

Also from District 8-AAA, Shelbyville Central (7-3) claimed a No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Clarksville (5-5).

Tullahoma and Shelbyville were not placed in the same quad.

District 8-AAA champion Lawrence County (8-2), which won its first district title in 50 years, is a No. 3 seed in Quadrant 4 and will host Millington (7-3).

Columbia (6-4) is a No. 6 seed and will play at No. 3 Beech (5-5).

Soddy Daisy is the only 4-6 team to advance to the Class 5A playoffs.