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Hornets to face Martin County in bowl game


Multiple Magoffin County defensive players wrapped up a ballcarrier during the 2018 high school football season. 

SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County is slated to face host Martin County in the Kentucky Farm Bureau Bowl on Friday, Aug. 30. 

Martin County, the program formerly known as Sheldon Clark, will entertain the Hornets. Sheldon Clark and Magoffin County did not meet during the 2018 high school football season. 

Magoffin County compiled a 3-7 record in 2018. The Hornets notched wins over East Ridge, Betsy Layne and Knott County Central during the 2018 season. However, Magoffin County dropped games to East Carter, Lawrence County, Harlan, Powell County, Morgan County, Estill County and Breathitt County in its most recent campaign.
Chris Gamble is guiding the Hornets. Gamble replaced Justin Combs as the head coach of the Magoffin County football program in the spring. 

Martin County concluded the 2018 season 2-8. The Cardinals notched wins over Betsy Layne and East Ridge while suffering losses to Knott County Central, Phelps, Mt. View (W.Va.), Belfry, Lawrence County, Floyd Central, Pike County Central and Morgan County in 2018. 

Head coach Josh Muncy guides the Cardinals. 

Magoffin County is slated to host Knott County Central in a home opener on Friday, Aug. 23. The Hornets have additional regular-season games on tap versus Breathitt County, Betsy Layne, Belfry, Lawrence County, Floyd Central, Pike County Central, Clay and Morgan County. Combs is a new member of the Breathitt County football team's coaching staff. 

Both Magoffin County and Martin County will begin preseason practice shortly after the conclusion of the KHSAA Dead Period in less than one week.  

Kickoff for the Magoffin County-Martin County football matchup is slated for 7:30 p.m. in Inez. 


Steve LeMaster

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