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Raiders have busy week; Stadium ready for home opener

Posted on Monday, August 17, 2015 at 11:33 am

Moore County’s Stone Frost (right) gives the ball to Mason Henshaw (No. 18) during the Raiders’ scrimmage at Eagleville last week. MCHS fared better against the Eagles than they did against the Falcons a week earlier. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County’s Stone Frost (right) gives the ball to Mason Henshaw (No. 18) during the Raiders’ scrimmage at Eagleville last week. MCHS fared better against the Eagles than they did against the Falcons a week earlier. (Photo by Jeff Reed, www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School football team has a busy week ahead, just in front of the Raiders’ season-opener next Friday night.

Thursday, Aug. 13 the Raiders are scheduled to host Monterey in the team’s third scrimmage of the preseason. Then it’ll be a quick turnaround as they travel to Columbia Academy on Saturday for a jamboree that also includes Summertown and Mt. Pleasant.

This weekend’s activities will wrap up the preseason.

The Raiders will open the regular season on Friday, Aug. 21 at Cascade before returning to the friendly confines of home to host three straight games at their newly-renovated stadium. They’ll host Forrest on Aug. 28; Columbia Academy on Sept. 4; and Cornersville on Sept. 11.

During his report to the school board on Monday night, Director of Schools Chad Moorehead said the football stadium repairs have been officially completed.

“There were a few things we had to wrap up. We spoke with (engineer) Tim Little and they came out and fixed a few things, but the football stadium has been finished and is ready for the first home game.

“The first middle school home game was last week and I’ve heard good things about the stadium. I haven’t heard any complaints.”

On the field, the Raiders are still trying to get better with the season-opener fast approaching. After being trounced in a scrimmage at Lincoln County two weeks ago, the Raiders bounced back and played well in a scrimmage at Eagleville last week.

Moore County was able to move the ball well against the Eagles — something they struggled to do against the Falcons — and left Eagleville on the positive side of the scoreboard. Thursday’s tilt against Monterey should give second-year head coach Jeremy Austin a little better idea of what to expect this season.

Thursday’s scrimmage begins at 5:30 p.m., while Saturday’s jamboree will start at approximately 7 p.m.

Season tickets for Moore County’s five home games are on sale now at the high school for just $24.

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