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. •

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Raiders ranked 94 in Tennessean poll

SPORTS — As the season kicks off, sports writers at the Tennessean have decided to rank all the Nashville area high school football teams from 1-129 placing the Moore County Raiders in the #94 spot over all and #7 among Class 1A competitors.

The list (which groups all TSSAA Division I and Division II teams together) places Class 6A Ravenwood in the top spot. The highest ranked Class 1A competitor was Gordonsville at #74.

Among District competitors, Mount Pleasant got the highest rank at #77. The Raider will play at Mount Pleasant in the final regular season game on Nov. 1. Other district competitors were as follows: Cornersville (78), Wayne County (79), Huntland (80), Jo Bryns (98), Richland (121), and Fayetteville (125).

The Raiders face off with Class 2A Cascade this Friday in Wartrace. Tennessean sports writers ranked them #115 overall. In other surrounding areas, the highest ranked team was 5A Shelbyville, which came in at #26 followed by 5A Tullahoma (36), 5A Lincoln County (43), 6A Coffee County (50), and 5A Franklin County (69).

To see the complete rankings, click here. •

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