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Raiders must get past Forrest to preserve “perfect” season

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 8:40 am

Senior Raider QB JP Evans celebrates after his third touchdown against the Vikings last Fiday night.

The Moore County Raiders remain undefeated after overpowering Community 34-16 last Friday night.

The win improved the Raiders’ 2012 season record to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in District 9A. The Raiders are also ranked second in the state in Class A behind Gordonsville. Friday’s win sets up the season finale Friday night as Moore County travels to Chapel Hill to meet Forrest – currently 4-1 in the district following an overtime victory over Cascade.

Moore County will end the regular season this  Friday as they travel to Chapel Hill to take on Forrest – hoping to secure the District 9A title with a win over the Rockets.

The Rockets are 6-3 overall and 4-1 in District 9A after they’re overtime win over Cascade.
They have wins over Perry County (14-6); Community (31-14); Cornersville (28-26); MTCS (34-6); Huntland (42-20) and Cascade (33-27).

Forrest’s three losses came to Collinwood (40-34); White House Heritage (35-20) and Eagleville (32-7).
The Raiders will have to deal with an experienced quarterback in senior Brooks Lamb (5-10, 138) who is an All-District pick. Lamb isn’t just proficient as a passer but can run with the ball as well.
Running back Brandon Beech (5-8, 161) has good hands and is also in line for post season honors for his play at linebacker.

Wide receiver Jacob Daughrity (5-8, 136) is also anxious to make things tough on the Raider secondary.
A large Raider crowd could help Moore County get a first round bye when the Tennessee Secondary Scholastic Athletic Association (TSSAA) playoffs get underway next week.•


Written by Phil Gatto, Contributing Sports Writer