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Freshmen slated to play Thursday
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The freshman football team hopes to line down for the first time since Sept. 16 when it takes on Coffee County at Nunley Stadium Thursday.

Pioneer football coaches are hoping the third time is the charm for getting the freshmen back on the field. 

After last week’s Coffee County game was rescheduled, rain kept the Pioneers from taking the field Monday at Tullahoma. Coaches are crossing their fingers that the Coffee County game can be made up this Thursday at Nunley Stadium.

“We’re hoping we can play. It’s been a struggle, but the guys have stayed ready,” said coach Matt Turner.

Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. on Thursday.

The freshman season was set to conclude with Monday’s trip to Tullahoma, but games have been hard to come by since September. 

White County cancelled a game scheduled for Oct. 7, while last week’s home game against Coffee County had to be rescheduled following a request by the Red Raiders. This week’s Tullahoma game was postponed due to rain. It will be made up next Monday, Oct. 28.

The Pioneers enter Thursday’s matchup 2-1 this season, with wins over Rockvale and Coffee County. The Red Raiders were the last team Warren County played, with the Pioneers going on the road and winning 34-14 on Sept. 16. 

Braylon Grayson had three touchdowns in that outing and currently leads the team in rushing and tackles. 

The freshman team is 1-1 at home this year, with both games occurring in the opening week of the season. Warren County beat Rockvale 20-12 on Aug. 26 before falling to Oakland 48-0 three days later.