Whitaker surpasses 1,000-yard rushing mark; Lovely goes over 100 tackles
SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County senior running back Brady Whitaker reached a milestone in the Hornets' 26-6 win over Class 3A, District 7 rival Knott County Central on Thursday, Oct. 4, reaching the 1,000-yard rushing mark.
Through eight games in the 2018 high school football season, Whitaker has rushed 102 times for 1,167 yards and 10 touchdowns. Whitaker was the catalyst for Magoffin County in the victory over Knott County Central, rushing 15 times for 208 yards and two TDs.
Grayson Lanning ranks second in rushing for the Hornets. Lanning has rushed 48 times for 451 yards and three touchdowns for the Hornets.
Third in rushing for Magoffin County, Nick Caldwell has rushed 53 times for 319 yards and five touchdowns.
As a team, Magoffin County has rushed 258 times for 2,338 yards and 21 touchdowns through eight games.
Two quarterbacks, Lucas Literal and Nick Caldwell, have combined to pass for 471 yards and five touchdowns for the Hornets.
Whitaker leads Magoffin County in both rushing and receiving. The versatile Whitaker has hauled in 12 receptions for 228 yards and two touchdown, Putting up similar numbers in the receiving column, Matthew Watkins has reeled in 12 catches for 208 yards and three touchdowns for the Hornets.
Sophomore linebacker Mason Lovely leads the Magoffin County defense. In eight games, Lovely has recorded 111 tackles. The productive Lovely ranks among the state's leading tacklers.
Also contributing on the defensive side, Watkins has registered five interceptions.
Magoffin County is preparing to face Estill County in a key Class 3A, District 7 game in Week 8 of the 2018 high school football season.