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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hornets open preseason practice

SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County Hornets were back on the gridiron on Tuesday, opening preseason practice at the conclusion of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period.

Much excitement surrounds Magoffin County's 2018 football season. 

Magoffin County is under the direction of head coach Justin Combs and his staff. Prior to the practice on Tuesday, the Magoffin County coaching staff held a parent meeting. 

The Hornets are slated to kick off the 2018 high school football season on the road at East Carter on August 17.

Following the season-opening matchup versus East Carter, Magoffin County has away games scheduled at Harlan (Sept. 14), Morgan County (Sept. 28), Knott County Central (Oct. 5) and Breathitt County (Oct. 19). The Hornets are due to host Lawrence County (Aug. 24), East Ridge (Aug. 31), Betsy Layne (Sept. 7), Powell County (Sept. 21) and Estill County (Oct. 12) for home games. 

The Hornets conducted various workouts throughout the offseason will look to show improvement early during the upcoming campaign. 

Magoffin County competes in Class 3A, District 7, along with Powell County, Morgan County, Knott County Central, Estill County and Breathitt. The Hornets concluded the 2017 season 2-8. A former Class 3A, District 7 Champion, Magoffin County notched wins over East Ridge and Betsy Layne during the 2017 season while dropping games to East Carter, Lawrence County, Harlan, Powell County, Morgan County, Knott County Central, Estill County and Breathitt County. 

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