SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County head coach Justin Combs has confirmed the Hornets will start spring practice after spring break. Earlier in the schoolyear, Combs concluded his second season as head coach of the Hornets.
"We have been lifting and doing our speed training training this offseason," said Combs. "We will start spring ball after spring break."
Magoffin County ended the 2017 season 2-8. The Hornets notched back-to-back wins over East Ridge and Betsy Layne but dropped games to East Carter, Lawrence County, Harlan, Powell County, Morgan County, Knott County Central, Estill County and Breathitt County.
Offensively, Magoffin County's top two rushers ended their 2017 seasons early. Brady Whitaker led the Hornets on the ground, rushing 51 times for a team-best 438 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games. Whitaker is due back for his senior season in the fall.
Magoffin County competes in Class 3A, District 7. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association's draft football alignment has Magoffin County in Class 3A, District 8. With the new alignment, Magoffin County would compete in Class 3A, District 8, along with perennial state title contender Belfry, Floyd Central, Lawrence County and Pike County Central.
Feedback on the draft football alignment will be solicited from the KHSAA membership. A final determination will be made at the KHSAA Board of Control meeting May 8-9.
Magoffin County will take the field for its 2018 season opener in August. The Hornets will begin preseason practice in July.