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Hornets stumble at Martin County


Running back Jaylon McDuffus picked up yardage as Magoffin County opened its season versus Knott County Central. 
Photo courtesy of Jim Arnett

INEZ - Magoffin County was limited on the road in Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season as host Martin County won 22-6 on Friday night.

With the loss, Magoffin County dropped to 1-1.

Martin County moved to 2-0 with the win. 

Running back Logan Proctor helped to lead Martin County to the win, rushing 17 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Kolby Sparks led the Cardinals on the ground, rushing 17 times for 159 yards and one touchdown in the winning effort. 

Nick Harless paced the Cardinals defensively, recording had three sacks.

Through its first two games in the 2019 high school football season, Martin County has outscored opponents 78-18.

Prior to ultimately falling short, Magoffin County pushed Martin County throughout the early-season high school football game. 

Magoffin County was held to one touchdown after scoring 51 points in its season opener versus Knott County Central.

Quarterback Nick Caldwell led Magoffin County offensively. completing six of 10 passes for 111 yards. Caldwell was held out of the endzone through the air and threw one interception but crossed the goal line. The quarterback rushed for Magoffin County's only touchdown in the setback.

Fernando Irvin paced Magoffin County on the ground, rushing seven times for 74 yards.

Jaylon McDuffus followed Irvin in rushing for the Hornets, picking up 42 yards via seven carries.

Caldwell completed passes to four different receivers. Mason Lovely emerged as Caldwell's top target, reeling in three receptions for 75 yards.  

Lovely led Magoffin County defensively, registering a game-high 27 tackles. The productive Lovely recorded 12 solo tackles.

Brad Standifer added 10 tackles, Caleb Wilson nine tackles and Nick Mollett eight tackles for the Hornets. 

Along with posting nine tackles. Wilson delivered an interception. 

The Magoffin County and Martin County football teams met for a non-district matchup.


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