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North Moore’s Parker King tackles a West Columbus player this past Friday, while Nathan Upchurch and Elliott Futt rally for the tackle.

Less than a decade ago, a matchup between North Moore and West Columbus in football would have just been another 1A matchup that would blend in with the crowd of other games on the non-conference docket.

Friday night, that matchup in Robbins was the one of the top matchups in the state, regardless of classification, and North Moore took note of that. Fridays in Robbins now are a chance for the tiny town to close down and pack Vergil Shamburger Stadium to see hard-nosed football being played on both sides of the ball by the Mustangs.

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Michael Copeland steps in front of a pass for a North Moore interception against West Columbus.

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