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Magoffin County compiles 3-4 record on gridiron

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County compiled a 3-4 record on the gridiron during the shortened 2020 high school football season.

Magoffin County won three of seven games during the shortened 2020 high school football season. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County compiled a 3-4 record on the gridiron during the shortened 2020 high school football season.

The Hornets, under the direction of head coach Chris Gamble, showed improvement throughout the latest prep football campaign.

Magoffin County opened the 2020 high school football season strong, notching back-to-back wins.

Former district champion Magoffin County pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 36-8 in a high school football season opener on Friday, Sept. 11.

Remaining in the win column one week later, Magoffin County leveled Martin County 56-8 on Friday, Sept. 18.

Reigning state champion Belfry dealt Magoffin County its first loss on Friday, Sept. 25, defeating the Hornets 59-20.

Forcing Magoffin County to remain in the loss column on Friday, Oct. 2, Lawrence County shut out the Hornets 39-0.

However, Magoffin County returned to the win column on Friday, Oct. 9, upending Floyd Central 44-24 in a key Class 3A. District 8 game.

Magoffin County was unable to remain in the win column as Pike County Central prevailed 82-52 in a shootout on Saturday, Oct. 17.

COVID-19 forced Magoffin County to miss its last three regular season games.

Belfry ended Magoffin County’s season on Friday, Nov. 20, defeating the Hornets 54-12 in the first round of the Class 3A UK Orthopaedics/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Still, Magoffin County carries momentum into the offseason after making the postseason appearance.

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