SALYERSVILLE - After outlasting district rival Breathitt County on the gridiron in 2014, Magoffin County fell short in its bid to knock off the Bobcats for a second straight season. Instead, Breathitt County returned to the win column column on Friday night, defeating the host Magoffin County Hornets 32-19 in a key Class 3A, District 7 football game.
With the win, Breathitt County improved to 3-5 overall and 3-1 in Class 3A, District 7.
Magoffin County dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the district with the loss.
The Bobcats defeated Magoffin County after falling to the Hornets in the shootout during the 2014 season.
Breathitt County turned in a solid performance on offense, defense and special teams
As a team, Breathitt County rushed 32 times for 203 yards. The Bobcats amassed 278 yards of total offense via 49 plays.
The Bobcats set the tone early, scoring first and never trailing. Breathitt County led 20-7 at the conclusion of the first quarter and led 26-7 at halftime.
Leading Breathitt County to the win, James Fletcher Collins rushed 17 times for 173 yards and one touchdown. Collins also recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown and returned a punt for a score.
Cameron Stacy completed a touchdown pass to Trey Noble and Jordan Osborne rushed for a touchdown to aid the Breathitt County offensive attack.
Offensively for Magoffin County, Gareth Gray rushed for two touchdowns. The Hornets scored another time when Dillon Williams completed a touchdown pass to Jacob Isaac.
Leading the Hornets on the ground, Dalton Peters rushed 17 times for 78 yards. Gray followed, finishing with 38 yards and the two scores via 10 carries.
Through the air, Williams completed three passes to Ryan Mullins.
Magoffin County was limited offensively on multiple drives. The Hornets finished with 161 yards of total offense, 87 of which came on the ground.
Pacing the Hornets defensively were Isaac, Gray, Peters, Ethan Minix and Luke McCune,
The Hornets have regular-season games remaining versus Powell County and West Carter. Magoffin County is scheduled to visit Powell County on Friday, Oct. 23. Kickoff for the Magoffin County-Powell County football game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Stanton.