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In two days, the wait will be over for the Warren County Middle School football team.The Pioneers will open the season at Nunley Stadium Tuesday night and play host to Sequatchie County at 6:30 p.m.Warren County will be looking to build on back-to-back successful seasons while also starting new coach Adam Wood off on the right foot.Coach Wood takes over the Pioneers, who have won 13 games in the last two seasons under former coach Greg Cotten.Warren County won the Central Tennessee Conference championship in 2010, then followed it up with a 7-3 season in 2011, including winning two bowl games.Cotten accepted a full-time position with the Warren County High School football team, leaving Wood to take over after serving on Cotten’s staff for two years.When coach Wood started fall practice, the first task was to try to replace a talented backfield.Most of the playmakers for the Pioneers last season, like two-year starting quarterback Christian Wilkinson and starting running backs Darius Wright and Rickie King, moved on to the high school team.Trayton Rackley and A.D. Majors have each taken snaps for the Pioneers during practice, giving coach Wood two options at quarterback Tuesday night.The running game could be by committee as several backs are still in the running for carries this season.The strength of the Pioneers should be their line, which is anchored by eighth-graders Ethan Stuart and Krojhn Calbert. Stuart and Calbert open holes on offense and shut down running lanes on defense, making the Pioneers a terror in the trenches.Coach Wood hopes to see a big turnout for the first home game. Tuesday’s game will be the first of a two-game homestand for Warren County to begin the season.The Pioneers will play host to CTC rival Franklin North Middle School Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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