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Magoffin County to host Betsy Layne for scrimmage

Magoffin County's Aden Barnett gained yardage during a season opener versus Betsy Layne in 2020. The Hornets pulled away to beat the Bobcats 36-8 in a 2020 high school football season opener. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County is scheduled to host Betsy Layne for a high school football scrimmage on Friday, Aug. 6.

The Hornets and Bobcats are familiar rivals.

Magoffin County pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 36-8 in a 2020 high school football season opener.

The Hornets compiled a 3-4 record in 2020, notching wins over Betsy Layne, Martin County and Class 3A, District 8 counterpart Floyd Central.

Magoffin County dropped games to perennial state title contender Belfry, Lawrence County and Pike County Central in 2020. Magoffin County fell to Belfry in the opening round of the 2020 3A Playoffs.

Head coach Chris Gamble guides the Hornets.

Betsy Layne compiled a 1-5 record in 2020. The Bobcats lost to eventual state champion Paintsville in the opening round of the 2020 Class 1A Playoffs.

Betsy Layne defeated Fairview for its lone win in the 2020 high school football season.

Former Magoffin County head coach Scotty McCoy guides the Bobcats.

Several Magoffin County football players that weren’t competing in winter and/or spring sports have remained active with workouts throughout the offseason.

Numerous experienced players are headed back to the gridiron for the Magoffin County football team.

The Hornets will open preseason practice later in the month, shortly after the conclusion of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association Dead Period.

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