SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County head coach Justin Combs has fans excited about his team. The Hornets have posted back-to-back shutout wins and shown much improvement. On Friday night, Magoffin County blanked Betsy Layne 44-0.
"We ran the football very well and our offensive line did an amazing job up front," Combs said following his team's latest victory. "We didn’t have many negative plays, so that’s always a plus. Our defense played lights out. I think they only gave up a few first downs all night long. Brady Whitaker, Grayson Lanning and Nick Caldwell all had great games on the ground. Lucas threw the ball very well also, finishing four of five with two TDs and a pick that really wasn’t on him. Matthew Watkins played very very well on defense with two interceptions and three pass deflections. He is a great cover guy for us and isn’t scared to come down and hit you also in our run defense. Our D-line didn’t give them long to throw the football also. Overall, I am pleased with our kids and their effort and heart they have shown. Even our kickoff team was flying around and making plays. This team is ready to turn the corner and hopefully we can do that this week."
Magoffin County competes in Class 3A, District 7. The Hornets have regular-season games remaining versus Harlan, Powell County, Morgan County, Knott County Central, Estill County and Breathitt County.