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Magoffin County preparing to host Harlan


SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County is preparing to host Harlan for another non-district high school football game on Friday, Sept. 15.

The Hornets edged Betsy Layne 18-16 in Week 3 to even their record to 6-6. Magoffin County is set to return home after two straight games on the road. 

Harlan is winless with an 0-4 record but has faced a tough schedule. The Green Dragons have dropped games to Floyd Central, Paintsville, Thomas Walker, Va. and Middlesboro. 

"Harlan is a very physical running team that gets downhill really quick," said Magoffin County Coach Justin Combs. "We are going to have to force some turnovers and some three-and-outs against them. Harlan is a well-coached team. It's is going to be another challenge this week but I keep telling our guys lets take it one week at a time and get better every day."

In four games, Harlan has been outscored 92-32 but still features more than one talented player. 

Harlan quarterback Kilian Ledford has completed 14-of-37 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown. Ledford has thrown three interceptions in four games. 

Will Varner is Ledford's top target. Varner has hauled in eight receptions for 86 yards and one touchdown for the Dragons.

John Brock leads Harlan on the ground. In four games, Brock has rushed 57 times for 210 yards and one touchdown. 

Defensively, Ledford leads Harlan with a team-high 25 tackles. Ranking second behind Ledford in the defensive category for the Dragons, Tate Bryson and Braydon Shanks have posted 17 tackles apiece. 

Harlan competes in Class A, District 7, along with Williamsburg, Lynn Camp and Pineville. The Green Dragons were picked to finish third in Class A, District 7. 

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




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