Raider fans knew the Community Vikings would come looking for payback and that’s exactly what happened Saturday night. Community beat Moore County’s boys 68-42 in the first round of the TSSAA District 9A Tournament — ending the Raiders season.
Moore County upset then district leader Community 58-47 on Jan. 7 to allow Forrest to slip into the number one spot headed into the tournament.
On Saturday, Forrest beat #8 Fayetteville City 67-27. In other action, #4 Cascade downed #5 Huntland 66-53 and #6 MTCS upset #3 Eagleville 69-54.
On Tuesday, #1 Forrest faces #4 Cascade at 6 p.m. and #2 Community plays #6 MTCS at 7:30 p.m. to determine who will battle it out for the District 9A top spot.
All four remaining teams will move on to the Region 5A tournament.