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Two-way lineman Rudd ready for senior season

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Magoffin County senior lineman Levi Rudd (65) closed in to make a tackle during a practice on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
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SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County senior Levi Rudd is prepared to anchor each side of the line for the Hornets during the 2020 high school football season.

The Magoffin County senior is no stranger to the trenches. Rudd has been a starter along the offensive line for Magoffin County since his freshman season. Now, he's set to deliver regularly as a two-way lineman.

Rudd was excelling in the trenches as a defensive linemen during a portion of the Hornets' practice on Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

A longtime leader on the gridiron for Magoffin County, Rudd is driven to succeed.

"I want to do whatever it takes to win," said Rudd. "It's my senior season and I want to go out with a bang. Everyone has been working hard to get ready for the season and we're excited about getting started."

In five games for Magoffin County during the 2019 high school football season, Rudd recorded 16 tackles, one tackle for a loss and one sack. 

Rudd feels the Hornets are making progress on both sides of the ball. The Magoffin County senior lineman will be looking to provide pressure to opposing offenses throughout his final high school campaign.

"I feel good about where we are right now," said Rudd. "It's been a short preseason but we've been able to come together quickly."

Rudd would like to continue playing football at the next level. He is interested in Georgetown College, which is home to a football program that is a national powerhouse. 

Magoffin County is scheduled to host non-district opponent Betsy Layne for a season opener on Friday, Sept. 11. 

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