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Raiders jump Fayetteville in latest AP Poll; rank #1 in Coach T poll

The Moore County Raiders are now the number five team in Class 1A high school football, according to the Associated Press. The newest poll came out on Monday and have the Raiders (7-1) jumping Fayetteville City (6-2) after the Tigers’ 21-14 loss to Gordonsville last Friday. The Tigers narrowly beat the Raiders in Fayetteville on September 18 by a score of 28-22 and the two teams seem to be on a collision course for a rematch in regional playoff action.

South Pittsburg continues it’s reign in the top spot followed by Coalfield, Greenfield, and Copper Basin. Three Region 5 teams: #5 Moore County, #6 Fayetteville, and #9 Cornersville made the AP’s top ten. The complete rankings are:

  1. South Pittsburg (7-1)
  2. Coalfield (6-0)
  3. Greenfield (7-0)
  4. Copper Basin (8-1)
  5. Moore County (7-1)
  6. Fayetteville (6-2)
  7. Lake County (5-1)
  8. Huntingdon (7-2)
  9. Cornersville (6-2)
  10. Gordonsville (5-3)

You can see all of this week’s AP rankings by clicking here.

Currently in Region 5A action, the standings are: 1) Fayetteville 2) Moore County 3) Cornersville 4) Huntland 5) Richland, and 6) Mount Pleasant.

In the Coach T Poll (click here for link), Moore County is ranked #1 among Division 1 Class A teams followed by Coalfield, Greenfield, Fayetteville, South Pittsburg, Huntingdon, Monterey, Cornersville, Gordonsville, and Midway.

Moore County will take on Richland on Friday at Raider Stadium. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month it will be a Pink Out game. Kick off at 7 p.m. If you can’t attend the game, it will be broadcast live on Raider Country 105.1 and 95.5 FM with Joe Abraham and the Moore County Sports Network, on the NFHS Network, or The Lynchburg Times will post live score updates on our Facebook page. •

{The Lynchburg Times is the only independently owned and operated newspaper in Lynchburg, Tennessee. We cover 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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