Eagleville – The Moore County Raiders pulled off a big upset last Thursday – dropping the highly ranked Eagles 25-20 in the District 9A opener. and earning themselves the #7 slot int he latest AP Prep Football Poll.
The Raider defense stood its first test of the game after a high snap on the Raiders’ first punt gave the Eagles the ball at the Moore County 20.
After holding the Eagles at the 19, Moore County went three and out and then got their first break of the game when the Eagles coughed up the punt.
The Eagles got the ball back when the Raiders fumbled at the 23, but then Dillon Davis picked off the first of his two interceptions at the Eagle 32 to end the first quarter scoreless.
The Raiders got their first score with 9:08 left in the first half when Matt Taggett raced eight yards for the touchdown and Chance Tharp booted the extra point to put Moore County up 7-0.
However, taking advantage of excellent field position on the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles drove from their own 46 to Moore County’s four and then tied the score with 4:48 left in the half.
Moore County took the kickoff back to Eagleville’s 48 but coughed it up once again at the 36.
Davis was zoned in on the Eagleville quarterback’s pass and picked it off at the 40 taking it all the way back.
The PAT was no good and the Raiders led 13-7 at halftime.
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