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Raiders’ game moved up to Thursday

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 9:30 am

By David Knox

Moore County puts its 1-0 mark against Community on Thursday night, and the Raiders will be celebrating Senior Night.

The game was originally set for Friday, but impending bad weather forced the change.

The Raiders defense was smothering last week against Cascade and hopes to do the same to the Vikings, who managed just six points in a 36-6 loss to Cornersville.

Last year, Moore County dominated the Vikings 43-12 as Community posted a 1-9 record.

The Raiders will look to turn up the offense. After a first half that saw them amass 216 yards, they managed just 86 yards in the second half and didn’t put any points on the board. A more consistent effort is what coach Kris White is looking for.

Tyler Smith rushed for 78 yards on nine carries and made 11 tackles to star both ways for the Raiders against Cascade. Kyler Parker threw for 109 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Senior Night festivities begin at 6 p.m. Gates open at 5.

Middle school game postponed

The Moore County Middle School football team was set to open its season on the road at Huntland on Thursday, but because the high school game was moved to Thursday, it has been postponed until a later date, which has not yet been determined.