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.}

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.}