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Hornets to host Martin County for home opener


Magoffin County's Lucas Litteral prepared to hand off during the 2019 high school football season.
Photo ||  Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County is slated to host familiar foe Martin County for a 2020 high school football season home opener on August 28. 

Kickoff for the Hornets' 2020 season home opener is set for 7:30 p.m. 

The Hornets' 2020 schedule has been finalized and released. Magoffin County is scheduled to visit Knott County Central for a season opener in Hindman on August 21. 

Martin County, under the direction of head coach Josh Muncy, showed much improvement during the 2019 high school football season. The Cardinals concluded the 2019 high school football season 7-4 following a loss to Shelby Valley in the opening round of the Class 2A State Playoffs. 

Leading rusher Logan Proctor is due back for the Cardinals. Proctor, who is headed into his senior season on the gridiron, led Martin County in rushing during the 2019 season, taking 136 carries for 873 yards and 11 touchdowns. 

Magoffin County ended the 2019 prep football season 3-7. The Hornets missed out on advancing to the 2019 Class 3A State Playoffs. 

The Cardinals defeated the Hornets 22-6 when the two teams met for an early-season prep football matchup in 2019. 

Magoffin County players are preparing to start preseason conditioning. Along with Martin County and Knott County Central, Magoffin County's 2020 schedule will include games versus Breathitt County, Betsy Layne, Belfry, Lawrence County, Floyd Central, Pike County Central, Clay County and Morgan County. 



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