Magoffin County set to host Betsy Layne

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SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Hornets will look to remain in the win column as the Betsy Layne Bobcats visit for a non-district high school football game on Friday, Sept. 7.

Magoffin County will carry a 1-2 record into the Week 3 matchup versus Betsy Layne.

The Hornets started preparing for Betsy Layne shortly after the victory over East Ridge in Week 2. 

"This week, we are going to cover and be aggressive outside," said Magoffin County Coach Justin Combs. "We can’t let Betsy Layne wide receivers have free releases down the field. Our linebackers are going to have to tackle in space this week as well. Offensively, we will keep improving on what we have been doing. We have some great skill guys that can make plays. We just have to have them step up when it’s their time to pack the football."

Senior running back Brady Whitaker stepped up for Magoffin County during its shutout win over East Ridge. Whitaker rushed 15 times for 229 yards and three touchdowns for the Hornets in the victory, continuing to lead the Magoffin County rushing attack. 

Betsy Layne is 0-3 following losses to Sheldon Clark, Floyd Central and East Carter. Thus far in the 2018 season, opponents have outscored the Bobcats 132-14.

Multiple injuries put Betsy Layne behind in the preseason. Betsy Layne lost offensive leader Grant Orsborn to a season-ending injury in June. 

Freshman quarterback Chase Mims leads the Bobcats. Mims ranks as one of the area's top young high school quarterbacks. 

Former Magoffin County head coach Scotty McCoy guides Betsy Layne. The Bobcats finished 1-9 in the 2017 season. 

Magoffin County is poised to host Betsy Layne in a third straight home game. 

Kickoff for the Magoffin County-Betsy Layne football game is set for 7:30 p.m.