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Raiders travel to Chapel Hill to face off with Rockets on Friday

CHAPEL HILL — Fresh off a clutch 33-23 win against the Bulldog in Cornersville last Friday, the Moore County High School Raiders (3-0) travel to Chapel Hill this week to take on Forrest. The Rockets blanked East Robertson at home in game one and lost in Portland 20-14 the following week. Last Friday, they beat Eagleville at home 19-7.

After an electric win over Cornersville, the Raiders must stay focused and avoid the worst of all football curses this Friday in Forrest … the let down game.

Moore County hasn’t beaten Forrest since 2012. In fact, the last four games — going back to 2014 — Forrest outscored the Raiders by a total of 95-14.

This year, however, Moore County’s not just a one trick pony. In fact, 2019’s lead running back, Tyler Smith, rushed for a total of just 222 yards through three games. He’s not having an off year. The Raider are just spreading the ball around.

Raider QB one Kyler Parker is also making smart decisions and if the hand off or pass isn’t there … he’s as hard scrabble a runner as any of the Moore County backs. Add to those two weapons, receivers Dawson White, Brayden Cashion, Kaden White, and Dylan Scruggs and well, the Raider offense is harder to defend.

Pre-season, the Rockets were rumored to be the best team in Region 5A with an a eye on the top spot. They boast a rock solid defense and enough play makers to keep the Raiders on their toes through four quarters. This road game could just come down to who wants it more.

The buzz around Moore County’s 2020 team under Coach Kris White is starting to spread. They are the only undefeated team left in Region 5A and Forrest will be gunning for them.

The game will kick off in Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. For those who plan to travel, the GPS address is 310 North Horton Parkway, Chapel Hill TN 37034. If you can’t travel to the game, it will be broadcast live on Raider Country 105.1 and 95.5 FM, on the NFHS Network, or The Lynchburg Times will post live score updates on our Facebook page. •

{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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