Coming up just shy of a second win this year in Sequatchie County last Friday, the Pioneers are set to play host to the Coffee County Red Raiders at Nunley Stadium tonight.
On paper, the Pioneers (0-4, 1-6) have a second try for a second win as both teams are evenly rated.
Since Warren County is playing the game at Nunley Stadium and it’s senior night as well, the Pioneers are poised for victory and practiced hard this week during fall break.
The Red Raiders (0-4, 1-6) are coming off a 42-21 loss to Cookeville, with their only win being their first game of the season, a 41-10 victory over Tullahoma. They’ll also be seeking to wrangle another victory and have some healthy running threats the Pioneer defense will be dealing with.
Coffee County’s Deaaron Rozier is quick and can turn the corner for big gains given the opportunity. Meanwhile, Red Raider QB Alontae Taylor is a threat in the air and on the ground, using the keeper if need be, creating a run-pass option scenario.
The Pioneers have been showing up on defense, and containment will be key in tonight’s contest.
“Coffee County has a good offense,” said Pioneer head coach Tom Moore. “They have a few more weapons than we have right now but we have a chance to win this game.”
Last week saw Warren County QB Isaiah Grayson take advantage of a lot more passing opportunities as the team was able to rally a late-game drive only to come up just short as they lost 33-27.
Warren County’s player to watch this week is senior and three-year player Jacob Rabideau. Coach Moore cites Rabideau as being the team’s fastest player and he’s smart with an ACT score of 29.
“I need to work on shutting down in the secondary,” Rabideau said about his focus tonight. “Hopefully get some interceptions.”
Tonight’s game at Nunley Stadium is Senior Night, the last home game for Warren County. Game time is 7 p.m.
Fans attending the Senior Night game against Coffee County are encouraged to wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.