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Whitaker showing versatility for Hornets

SALYERSVILLE -  Brady Whitaker has emerged as another versatile performer on the gridiron for the Magoffin County Hornets. Whitaker ranks second in rushing, third in passing and is also second in receiving for the Hornets.

The versatile Whitaker has rushed 16 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns for the Hornets. Through the air, Whitaker has completed 7-of-10 passes for 31 yards. And on the receiving end of passes, Whitaker has hauled in 13 receptions for 190 yards and two touchdowns. 

Ryan Mullins, who was injured early in Magoffin County's game versus Betsy Layne on Friday night (Sept. 8), leads Magoffin County in rushing and passing. Mullins has rushed 43 times for 240 yards. One of the area's top high school quarterbacks, Mullins has completed 35-of-69 passes for 547 yards and six touchdowns. Mullins has thrown three interceptions through four games 

Matthew Watkins leads Magoffin County in receiving. Watkins has hauled in 21 receptions for 238 yards and one touchdown for the Hornets.

Defensively, Buddy Collins leads Magoffin County with a team-best 37 tackles. Directly behind Collins in the Magoffin County defensive category, Trenton Caldwell has recorded 36 tackles for the Hornets. 

Ryan Mullins has posted 29 tackles, Mason Lovely 26 tackles and Grayson Lanning 23 tackles for Magoffin County through the Hornets' first four games. Twenty different Magoffin County players have delivered multiple tackles thus far in the 2017 high school football season. 

The Hornets will look to add to their positive numbers at home versus visiting Harlan on Friday, Sept. 15. 


Brady Whitaker (20) gained some ground during the Magoffin County Hornets' game on the road against the Betsy Layne Bobcats. 

Independent Photo || Beverly Bush



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