HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Magoffin County preparing to visit Betsy Layne; Hornets looking to claim first win in 2016 season
SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Hornets will look to land in the win column later in the week. Magoffin County is set to visit Betsy Layne for a non-district high school football game on Friday (Sept. 9).
After being blanked by Shelby Valley, Magoffin County is 0-3. Opponents have outscored the Hornets 130-14 in three games. In addition to Shelby Valley, Magoffin County has dropped games to Leslie County and Estill County.
Justin Combs is in his first season as head coach of the Hornets. Combs, who spent one season as head coach at Clay County, took over the Magoffin County football program shortly before the start of the current campaign.
Senior quarterback Dillon Williams has emerged as a leader for the Hornets. Williams paces the Hornets both offensively and defensively.
On the defensive side, Williams, Ryan Mullins, Dalton Peters, Brandon Hackworth and Matthew Watkins have combined to register over 100 tackles in three games.
Veteran head coach Jonathan Parsons guides Betsy Layne. After finishing the 2015 season winless with an 0-10 record, Betsy Layne outlasted county foe South Floyd 14-6 in overtime in a season opener on August 19. Failing to maintain any momentum after the season opener, Betsy Layne has dropped back-to-back games to Morgan County and Sheldon Clark.
Combined, three opponents have outscored the Bobcats 92-26. Sheldon Clark beat Betsy Layne 40-12 in Inez on Friday night.
Quarterback Jordan Kendrick leads Betsy Layne. Through three games, Kendrick has completed 25-of-58 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns. The Betsy Layne quarterback has yet to throw an interception.
Logan Layne ranks as Betsy Layne’s leading rusher. Layne has rushed 33 times for 101 yards and one touchdown for the Bobcats.
Magoffin County rolled over Betsy Layne in 2015, winning 41-0.
The Hornets and Bobcats are familiar non-district foes. Kickoff for the Magoffin County-Betsy Layne football game is set for 7:30 p.m.