Magoffin County Continues To Produce Offensively
photo courtesy of Jim Arnett
Nick Caldwell is among the key players for the Magoffin County offense.
SALYERSVILLE - Win or lose, Magoffin County has managed to produce offensively and show improvement throughout the 2019 high school football season.
Opponents have outscored Magoffin County 264-175 but the Hornets have avoided being shut out.
Magoffin County (2-5 overall, 0-3 district), under the direction of first-year head coach Chris Gamble, has rushed 209 times for 1,867 yards and 18 touchdowns in seven games and features a rusher closing in on a milestone. Running back Jaylon McDuffus is nearing 1,000 yards for the Hornets. McDuffus has rushed 59 times for 899 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games.
Eight different Magoffin County running backs have rushed for positive yardage. Following McDuffus, Caleb Howard has rushed 48 times for 346 yards and three touchdowns.
Behind Howard, Fernando Irvin has rushed 42 times for 263 yards and four touchdowns.
Along with the top three rushers, Lucas Litteral, Zach Conley, Nick Caldwell, Mason Lovely and Brad Standifer have rushed for positive yardage through the Hornets' five seven games in the 2019 high school football season.
Litteral and Caldwell have split time at quarterback for the Hornets. Caldwell has completed 18 of 37 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns while throwing three interceptions. The most recent quarterback for the Hornets, Litteral has completed 19 of 40 passes for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Mason Lovely leads Magoffin County in receiving. Lovely has hauled in 15 receptions for 147 yards.
Howard, Standifer and Caleb Wilson have combined to account for the Hornets' touchdown pass receptions.
Defensively, Lovely continues to rank as the state's top tackler. In only six games, Lovely has recorded 138 total tackles.
Magoffin County has regular-season games remaining versus Pike County Central, Clay County and Morgan County.