photo courtesy of Jim Arnett
Aden Barnett continues to help lead Magoffin County on the gridiron.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Magoffin County averages 325 yards of offense per game
By Steve LeMaster
SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County is averaging 325 yards of offense per game in the 2020 high school football season.
The Hornets, under the direction of head coach Chris Gamble, boast wins over Betsy Layne, Martin County and Floyd Central.
Passing, Magoffin County is averaging 212.7 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game.
Rushing, Magoffin County is averaging 112.7 yards and one touchdown per game.
The Hornets (3-3 overall, 1-3 Class 3A, District 8) feature several playmakers, including senior quarterback Lucas Litteral. In six games, Litteral has completed 70 of 151 passes for 1,234 yards and 16 touchdowns. Litteral has thrown five interceptions while completing passes to multiple receivers.
Sophomore athlete Aden Barnett leads Magoffin County in receiving. Barnett has hauled in 24 receptions for 434 yards and seven touchdowns. Following Barnett, Brad Standifer has reeled in 19 receptions for 414 yards and three touchdowns.
Another consistent pass catcher, Grayson Whitaker has hauled in nine receptions for 194 yards and three touchdowns.
On the ground, Magoffin County has rushed 111 times for 676 yards and six touchdowns. Caleb Howard, Litteral and Barnett rank as the Hornets’ top three rushers. Howard has rushed 19 times for 183 yards. Reaching the endzone via the ground, Litteral and Barnett have rushed for three touchdowns apiece.
The Hornets’ remaining regular season schedule is made up of three non-district games. Magoffin County has regular season games remaining versus Clay County (Oct. 23, home), Morgan County (Oct. 30, away) and Knott County Central (Nov. 6, away).