SALYERSVILLE - Magoffin County is slated to host longtime rival Sheldon Clark for a high school football scrimmage on Aug. 10. Hornet head coach Justin Combs confirmed the date of the preseason high school football matchup earlier in the week. More details on the Magoffin County-Sheldon Clark football scrimmage will be released soon.
The Hornets concluded the 2017 season 2-8. Injuries plagued Magoffin County throughout the 2017 season. The Hornets will look to remain injury-free and show improvement early during the upcoming gridiron campaign.
Brady Whitaker, who played in only seven games for the Hornets during the 2017 season after suffering an injury, recorded a team-high two interceptions on the defensive side. Whitaker is due back for his senior season on the gridiron for the Hornets.
Offensively, Magoffin County's top two rushers ended their seasons early. Whitaker led the Hornets on the ground, rushing 51 times for a team-best 438 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games.
The versatile Whitaker ranked as Magoffin County's fourth-leading receiver, finishing with 254 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Grayson Lanning is another key rusher due back for the Hornets. In 2017, Lanning rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns.
Matthew Watkins was Magoffin County's third-leading receiver with 272 yards and one touchdown in 2017 and is due back as well.
Sheldon Clark also concluded the 2017 season 2-8.
Following the conclusion of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period, Magoffin County will open preseason practice in mid-July.
Matthew Watkins picked up yardage for Magoffin County during a game on the road at Betsy Layne during the 2017 season.
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