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Hornets Sting Morgan County, 48-22


photo courtesy of Jim Arnett

Magoffin County junior linebacker Mason Lovely wrapped up a Morgan County ballcarrier during the Hornets' season finale on Friday, Nov. 1. 


SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County returned to the win column in its regular-season finale on Friday, Nov. 1, defeating visiting Morgan County 48-22.

The Hornets and Cougars faced off in a non-district high school football game. 

With the win, Magoffin County improved to 3-7.

Morgan County exited the 2019 season 0-10 with the loss. 

Magoffin County, which halted a five-game losing skid matched its record from the 2018 season. 

The Hornets thrived on the ground, churning out over 350 rushing yards. Magoffin County rushed 18 times for 365 yards and six touchdowns. 

Host Magoffin County steadily pulled away to win convincingly. 

Senior running back Jaylon McDuffus led Magoffin County to the non-district win. McDuffus, one of the most underrated high school running backs in the state, rushed four times for 145 yards and four touchdowns. 

Five different Magoffin County running backs reached the endzone. Zach Porter rushed three times for 77 yards and one touchdown for the Hornets. Following closely behind Porter in the Magoffin County rushing column, Fernando Irvin rushed three times for 65 yards and one touchdown.

Contributing offensively for the Hornets, Caleb Howard and Ryan Henderson added one rushing touchdown apiece, combining to rush three times for 60 yards. Howard took his only carry into the endzone from 47 yards out.

Junior linebacker Mason Lovely led Magoffin County defensively, posting 18 tackles. Lovely logged three tackles for losses in the Hornets' win.

Irvin added eight tackles for Magoffin County, which limited Morgan County's offensive attack throughout the season finale. 


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