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Raiders ranked #6 by Associated Press

Prior to the 2020 season kick off, practically no one was paying attention to Class 1A Region 5 Moore County. Instead, all eyes were on traditional heavy weights like Cornersville and South Pittsburg.

When the new Associated Press (AP) ranking came out on Monday, all that changed. The Raiders are now ranked number six in high school football Class 1A teams.

The Associated Press’ Top 10 teams in each of TSSAA’s Division 1 school are selected by Tennessee AP-member sportswriters and broadcasters and are updated each Monday.

Other ranked teams in Class 1A were: 1. South Pittsburgh 2. Lake County 3. Huntingdon 4. Copper Basin 5. Fayetteville 7. Coalfield 8. Cornersville 9. Greenfield 10. Monterey and Gordonsville (tied).

One interesting note, Moore County beat number eight Cornersville last Friday night 32-23. (Read our full coverage of that game by clicking here.) They travel again this week to take on the Forrest Rockets on Friday. (Read our preview of that game by clicking here.)

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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