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Raiders end regular season #3 in AP and Coach T polls

With their final, regular season ending 38-13 win against Mount Pleasant in Lynchburg last Friday, the Moore County Raiders moved up to number three in the final Associated Press (AP) regular season pole of the 2020-21 season. Moore County also ranked number three and the Coach T Top Ten Teams poll behind Coalfield and South Pittsburg.

The complete rankings are as follows: 1. South Pittsburg (9-1), 2. Coalfield (8-0), 3. Moore County (9-1), 4. Copper Basin (8-1), 5. Fayetteville City (8-2), 6. Huntington (8-2), 7. Greenfield (8-1), 8. Gordonsville (7-3), 9. Lake County (5-1), and 10. West Carroll (6-3).

At the end of week 11, Moore County and Fayetteville City are the only two Class A Region 5 teams remaining in the AP poll. Throughout the season, Cornersville and Huntland had also earned AP ranking but fell out in the final week.

The first round of the 2020 Class 1A TSSAA State Football Playoffs kicks of this Friday with teams from Region 5 facing off against Region 6. The match up are as follows:

#4 Region 6 Hollow Rock Bruceton at #1 Region 5 Fayetteville City

#3 Region 6 Wayne County at #2 Region 5 Moore County

#3 Region 5 Huntland at #2 Region 6 Collinwood

#4 Region 5 Cornersville at #1 Region 6 Huntington

MCHS will be issued around 800 tickets for the first game and they went on sale on Tuesday at noon. To purchase a ticket, click here. Kick off witll 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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