SALYERSVILLE – Setting a school single-game scoring record, Magoffin County pulled away to defeat visiting Pike County Central 76-54 in a Class 3A, District 8 matchup on Friday, Oct. 15.
With the win, Magoffin County improved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in Class 3A, District 8.
Pike County Central dropped to 3-6 overall and 1-2 in Class 3A, District 8 following the loss.
Magoffin County edged Pike County Central 8-6 in the first quarter but trailed at halftime. Pike County Central led 28-24 at the break. However, Magoffin County controlled the second half, moving ahead in the third quarter. Finishing strong, Magoffin County outscored Pike County Central 30-12 in the fourth quarter.
Magoffin County amassed 525 yards of total offense in the victory.
Excelling for Magoffin County, quarterback Lucas Litteral completed 12 of 22 passes for 338 yards and four touchdowns. Literal led Magoffin County through the air and on the ground, rushing 11 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns.
Aden Barnett paced Magoffin County in receiving, reeling in six receptions for 202 yards and three touchdowns.
Following Barnett, Brad Standifer hauled in four receptions for 89 yards for the Hornets.
Contributing to Magoffin County’s offensive attack, Grayson Whitaker added two receptions for 47 yards and one touchdown.
Leading Magoffin County’s defensive effort, Curtis Jenkins recorded 18 tackles. Accompanying Jenkins in double figures in the defensive category for the Hornets, Braydon Standifer added 13 tackles and Ian McCarty posted 12 tackles.
Picking off a Pike County Central pass, Ben Lafferty added an interception for the Hornets.
Pike County lost despite piling up 515 total yards.
The Hawks rushed 53 times for 484 yards and seven touchdowns in the high-scoring district game.
Running back Matt Anderson led Pike County Central, rushing 29 times for 305 yards and five touchdowns.
Providing Pike County Central with another threat on the ground, Tayvian Boykins rushed 18 times for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
Through the air for Pike County Central, Boykins completed two of seven passes for 31 yards and one touchdown. Boykins threw one interception.
Billy Bush was on the receiving end of Boykins’ scoring strike, hauling in a 16-yard touchdown pass reception for the Hawks.
Defensively for Pike County Central, Shawn May and Conner Blanton posted four tackles apiece.
Magoffin County is scheduled to host Clay County for a non-district game on Friday, Oct. 22.