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Smyrna presents tough test
Injury sidelines Raleigh Woods
Warren County Pioneer Noah Campbell is this weeks spotlighted player as he plays offense and defense as a free safety and tailback. Campbell has started every game the past two years. He is a consistent player and good athlete, according to coach Tom Moore.

Warren County High School will be without its No. 1 offensive weapon Friday night as senior RB Raleigh Woods is sidelined due to a knee injury.
The injury comes at an inopportune time as Smyrna (3-1) will bring an electrifying, quick-strike offense to Nunley Stadium.
Woods has been the backbone of the Pioneer offense for the first three games. The bruising back has rushed for over 100 yards and scored a touchdown in every game in Warren County’s 1-2 start.
According to The Tennessean, Smyrna may be a similar predicament as its senior RB Casey Perkins is questionable as he also suffered a knee injury and the team is currently awaiting MRI results.
“Smyrna is a very talented team ... maybe the most talented team we will play all season long,” said Pioneer head coach Tom Moore. “They’re fast on defense and experienced on offense with an excellent QB. Against competition like Smyrna, we must move the chains, prevent big plays on defense and not have turnovers. Without Woods, we will be looking for some other boys to step up to carry the football.”
The Pioneer defensive challenge will be containing Bulldog QB John Turner, an MTSU commitment. He has completed 44-of-63 passes for 850 yards with 9 TDs and 3 INTs.
The Pioneer secondary will need to step up as Turner had just five incompletions in the first three games combined. Smyrna crushed Coffee County, 56-10, two weeks ago before losing to Independence, 21-7, last week.
Warren County is a 3-4 defense that will have its hands full with being able to accurately read the offense and execute to perfection.
“They play a lot of RPOs (run-pass-option),” Moore said. “We have to perform well and get first downs. They’re a tough team and it’s definitely going to be a challenge.”
The Pioneers are looking to Noah Campbell to be one of their offensive weapons against Smyrna and spread the ball around and execute cleanly.
“We need to perform well, like we practice for,” Moore said.
Warren County’s passing game has been struggling thus far. It will be up to Pioneer QB Isaiah Grayson to lead the team offensively, but Moore stresses the passing game is a team effort.
“It’s more than just the quarterback,” Moore said. “It’s everyone.”
The game will be at home at Nunley Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m.