Roane County fell short in the first event of the Series, losing to Scott's first team by one stroke on Friday. The tournament formats feature play-four, take-three low scores. The Skyhawks had just three players, but all of them - Sterling Chafin (73), Aaron Grant (75) and Evan Butcher (75) - shot sub-80 scores.
The Raiders had four players, but Spears withdrew and Cam Moore was unable to play because of being short of the required 14 practices.
Roane County is scheduled to compete in every Series event, including the Ohio Valley Invitational in Wellsburg, which helps in more than experience.
"You don't get that competition anywhere," Moore said. "Not unless you go five hours away to some other place. Our coach (Jim Kendall) does a good job of getting us good matches," Moore said.
The experience is helpful, Moore said, but it helps to not be overconfident.
That's not a concern for the Raiders' sophomore, despite coming off four days at the State Amateur and entering a high school season that is short of the competition he sees during the West Virginia Golf Association's major events - the Open and Amateur.
"Last year we thought there was no way anybody could beat us," Cam Moore said. "We were losing by three after the first day and we all went down in the main room in (Wilson Lodge) and had a good, long talk about a half-hour. The next day and we ended up beating them by three strokes for the whole thing."
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