SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County is building momentum heading into the 2018 football season. The Hornets opened practice shortly after the conclusion of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period and have been showing signs of improvement on the gridiron.
Magoffin County resumed practice on Monday.
"Practice is going great," said Magoffin County Coach Justin Combs. "We look much better up front. We have more quickness up front on defense. I think overall we are making great improvements in all areas. The weight room has been great for us this offseason and we hope it transitions over onto the field in the fall."
Combs is headed into his third season as Magoffin County head coach.
The Hornets are preparing to visit East Carter for a season opener. Magoffin County is slated to kick off its latest gridiron campaign on the road at East Carter on Friday, Aug. 17.
In addition to the 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.
Former Class 3A, District 7 champion Magoffin County conducted various workouts throughout the offseason.
The Hornets concluded the 2017 season 2-8.
Prior to taking the field for its season opener, Magoffin County will face familiar foes Sheldon Clark and Paintsville in a pair of scrimmages.
Kickoff for Magoffin County's season opener versus East Carter on Aug. 17 is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Grayson Lanning picked up yardage for Magoffin County during the 2017 season.
photo courtesy of Beverly Bush