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Raiders romp at Richland

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Moore County's Matt Taggett runs into open territory against Richland last Friday. (Photo by Jeff Reed/ www.jeffreedphotography.com)

Moore County’s Matt Taggett runs into open territory against Richland last Friday. (Photo by Jeff Reed/ www.jeffreedphotography.com)

LYNNVILLE — The Moore County High School football team opened the season with a convincing 54-14 win over Richland Friday night on the road. It was a welcome victory for a Moore County team that suffered through a bevy of injuries in the preseason.

“I think just to play for the first time against someone else … other than ourselves … it was important to us,” said Moore County head coach Scott Smith. “(Winning the first game) was huge. We didn’t have any idea of how good they were. We just knew they had a new head coach and a new offense.”

The visiting Raiders started fast, using an 11-play drive — all runs — to score the game’s first touchdown in just two minutes, 52 seconds. Senior Matt Taggett broke free for a 24-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Dillon Davis found Brandon Scott for the two-point conversion and Moore County had an 8-0 lead at the 5:38 mark of the first quarter.

Richland tied the game at 8-all early in the second quarter before MCHS scored three unanswered touchdowns to put the game out of reach.

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