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Raider Rivalry: Final home game against Huntland on Friday

LOCAL NEWS | Sports — The Moore County Raiders versus Huntland Hornets game is always intense. It’s a rivalry game that dates all the way back to the 1940’s. (Why? Check out our story about the history of the rivalry here.) But this year’s game is especially tense as both teams need the ‘W” to move on to post-season play.

The Raiders (3-4, 0-2) and Huntland (4-3, 1-1) will square off Friday night in at 7 p.m. for a conference game with everything on the line.

In particular, the Raiders will need to find a defensive answers for Huntland’s dynamic rushing by Cameron Reed and Kolbi Stewart. Combined the two have put up almost 1,500 rushing yards this season. Reed has nearly hit the 1,000 mark on the ground by himself. Offensively, Raider QB Brayden Cashion will need protection from the aggressive Huntland defensive line. Also, the Raider offense will need to keep their collective heads on a swivel for Huntland defender Garrett Jernigan, who’s stacked up over 80 solo tackles this year so far. Huntland Head Coach Bob Robertson will likely have his Hornets tuned in for the rivalry game.

Moore County will continue to look to their work horses, Tyler Smith and Kyler Parker, to put up big rushing yards while also depending on Donavin Pearson, Hayden Carter, Tyler Sanders, Bryson Dobbs, and Zac Carawan to keep the Raider defense on point.

They’ll also look to Chase Bradford to keep up the outstanding kicking game. So far, he’s 21 on 22 on the season.

Kick off will be at 7 p.m. If you can’t make it to the game, there are a couple of ways to follow the action. Every Friday night, Whiskey Country radio transforms into Raider Country with play-by-play action from Joe Abraham and Al Clark as well as sideline reporting from Kelli Ray. Tune in locally on 95.9 or 105.1 FM. You can also watch a live broadcast on the NFHS Network. And, of course, The Lynchburg Times will post score updated on social media throughout the game.•

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently owned and operated newspaper that publishes new stories every morning. Covering Metro Moore County government, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Nearest Green Distillery, Tims Ford State Park, Motlow State Community College, Moore County High School, Moore County Middle School, Lynchburg Elementary, Raider Sports, plus regional and state news.}

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