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Raiders ranked #5 in state according to latest AP poll

The Raiders ranked #5 in the latest AP Poll. They take on Mount Pleasant on Friday to end the regular season. (File Graphic)

There isn’t much movement this week in the Associated Press (AP) Tennessee High School Football poll released on Monday as all of the top five teams won their October 23 games or enjoyed a bye week.

Number one South Pittsburg(8-1) beat Sale Creek 84-8. The number two Coalfield (7-0) Yellow Jackets beat Oliver Springs 14-7. Number three Greenfield (8-0) got a win over number eight Lake County (5-1) via forfeit. Number four Copper Basin (8-1) enjoyed a bye week and number five Moore County (8-1) beat Richland 35-7.

According to the TSSAA website, Moore County secured the number two spot in Division 1, Class 1A, Region 5 with their win over Richland. The current sanding are Fayetteville, Moore County, Huntland, Cornersville, Richland, and Mount Pleasant.

In the Coach T poll, Moore County (8-1) dropped to number three behind Coalfield (9-0) and Greenfield (8-0).

Moore County will play their final regular season home game this Friday against Mount Pleasant. It will be First Responder’s Night. Kick off will be 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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