H.S. Football Preview: Magoffin County vs. Lewis County

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SALYERSVILLE - After compiling a 6-3 overall record and a 3-1 worksheet in Class 3A, District 7, Magoffin County will entertain Lewis County in a non-district game on Friday night. Lewis County is 6-3 overall and has compiled a 3-2 record in Class 3A, District 6.

The Lions are under the guidance of head coach Josh Hughes. After winning four of its first five games, Lewis County dropped district games to both Mason County and Russell. A neutral foe for Magoffin County and Lewis County, Powell County defeated the Lions 34-13 on Sept. 20. Lewis County has notched wins over Greenup County, Bath County, Nicholas County, Fleming County, East Carter and West Carter.

"Lewis County is a very good, fundamentally-sound football team," Magoffin County head coach Scotty McCoy confided on Monday. "Coach (Josh) Hughes does a great job with the Lewis County football program. Like us, Lewis County is a two-dimensional football team that can run or throw it."

Of the two teams, Magoffin County features the more high-powered offense. Through nine games, Magoffin County has outscored opponents 359-224 and rushed for over 2,200 yards. 

Through nine games, Lewis County has outscored opponents 244-226. The Lions boast a quarterback who has passed for over 1,000 yards. 

Lewis County quarterback Isaac Weddington has completed 78 of 130 passes for 1,032 yards and 17 touchdowns. He has thrown seven interceptions in nine games.

Chase Parker and Jordan McCann have combined to reel in 52 receptions for 740 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Lewis County gridiron group. Tyler Mustard has caught 14 passes for 261 yards and four touchdowns over the last nine games for the Lions. 

McCann leads Lewis County in rushing. He has gained 459 yards and scored six touchdowns via 90 rush attempts. 

Dalton Stamm ranks second in rushing for the Lions. Stamm has rushed 75 times for 379 yards and three touchdowns. 

Davis is one of Lewis County's top defenders. He has intercepted four passes for the Lions. 

McCoy will be the first to tell anyone that the Hornets owe Lewis County. When the two teams met in Vanceburg last season, host Lewis County pulled away to win convincingly, defeating the Hornets 52-8.

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