MOREHEAD - The Betsy Layne Bobcats continued to thrive in the preseason over the weekend, capturing the Morehead State University-hosted 7-on-7 tournament title on Sunday.
Betsy Layne, under the direction of head coach Jonathan Parsons, won a passing tournament title at Kentucky Christian University earlier in the month. The Bobcats also finished runner-up in a University of Pikeville-hosted passing tournament.
Top returnees for the Betsy Layne football team include versatile player Peyton Case, Dustin Rogers, Lako Daniels, Blake Rose, Jonathan Brock and Nathan Collum.
The Bobcats have fared very well despite losing multiple key players to graduation.
Veteran Betsy Layne quarterback Dylan Hamilton was among the players who graduated. The Betsy Layne coaching staff was looking at a couple of quarterbacks in late-May.
“With losing 10 seniors, we will definitely be reloading,” Betsy Layne Coach Jonathan Parsons said earlier in the summer. “We’ve got a strong junior class that will help us transition this year. The number one job will be trying to find an effective quarterback. We have newcomer Andrew Tackett out that played QB but it’s hard to not want Peyton Case at quarterback. He is our big home run hitter. Jonathan Brock and Nathan Collum will get the bulk of the carries. But I am going to keep the same offense with receivers like Lako Daniels, Dustin Rogers, and some other top notch guys. Our defense will be stacked around a heavy senior class.”
Betsy Layne ended the 2014 seasobn 9-2.