HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Peters recovering from scary injury, Williams leading Hornets headed into final matchup

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SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County senior Dalton Peters is recovering from a scary injury. 

Peters, how was injured during Magoffin County’s game versus Powell County on Friday night, remained hospitalized at press time on Wednesday. One of Magoffin County’s top players, Peters suffered a tear in his small intestines. 

Through nine games, Peters had rushed 73 times for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He had also hauled in 13 receptions and recorded 71 tackles for the Hornets on the defensive side. 

The Hornets will have to play without Peters as they visit non-district opponent West Carter for a regular season finale on Friday night.  

Quarterback Dillion Williams continues to lead the Hornets. Williams has completed 64-of-106 passe for 945 yards and seven touchdowns. He has thrown only two interceptions. 

A talented quarterback who has evolved into a leader, Williams ranks as Magoffin County’s top rusher. Williams has rushed 147 times for 841 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Hornets. 

Brady Whitaker paces Magoffin County in the receiving column. Whitaker has hauled in 31 receptions for 640 yards and three touchdowns. 

Second behind Whitaker in the Magoffin County receiving column, Nolan Arnett has reeled in nine receptions for 184 yards and four touchdowns. 

Peters had caught 13 passes for 124 yards prior to his season-ending injury. 

In addition to leading Magoffin County offensively, Williams paces the Hornets on the defensive side. Williams has registered a team-high 86 tackles for the Hornets. 

Peters had notched 71 tackles through nine games. 

Ryan Mullins, one of the Hornets’ most versatile performers, has 63 tackles to his credit. 

Magoffin County will look to halt a four-game losing skid when it visits West Carter on Friday night.