The Moore County Raiders had their best offensive performance of the season Friday but couldn’t match the firepower of Fayetteville, falling to the Tigers 52-31.
After trading punts on their opening possessions Fayetteville struck first following a Moore County interception the Tigers went 41 yards in 3 plays capping the drive with an 18 yard touchdown run by Aljiarea Johnson, the PAT was no good.
Moore County wasted no time striking back as Dawson White took the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a score. The extra point was also no good.
The fireworks weren’t over yet, Fayetteville’s Graham Pace broke a 69 yard run for a touchdown to put the tigers up 12-6, again the PAT was no good.
Moore County answered right back going 71 yards in 8 plays. Logan Hegwood ran it in from 21 yards out and the Raiders converted the extra point to take a 13-12 led early in the 2nd.
From there Fayetteville would take control of the game scoring 22 unanswered in the 2nd to take a 34-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Tigers tacked on two more scores before Moore County countered pushing their lead to 46-13 in the third.
Moore County fought back with three second half scores, a 12 yard pass from Keller Morey to Dawson White, a 6 yard White run and a 9 yard Logan Headwood run to narrow the margin but ultimately the Tigers 2nd quarter surge gave them the cushion to cruise to the 52-31 win.
Moore County now 1-4 overall and 0-2 in Region 5-1A hosts Wayne County next Friday at 7:00 on WHMT 105.1 & 95.9.