Bobcats suffer shutout loss to Magoffin County

By Steve LeMaster -

SALYERSVILLE – Visiting Betsy Layne was held scoreless in a battle of winless teams on Friday, Sept. 11. Magoffin County pulled away to shut out Betsy Layne 42-0.

With the win, Magoffin County improved to 1-3.

Betsy Layne dropped to 0-4 with the loss.

Magoffin County dominated throughout the non-district game.

Leading Magoffin County to the win, Dalton Peters rushed 23 times for 135 yards and three touchdowns.

Chance Allen and Dillon Williams added one rushing touchdown apiece for the Hornets in the victory.

Along with Peters, Allen and Williams, Gareth Gray, Ryan Mullins and Brandon Hackworth rushed for positive yardage. Gray ranked as Magoffin County’s second-leading rusher, rushing twice for 52 yards in the non-district triumph.

As a team, Magoffin County rushed for 300 yards.

Through the air, Mullins hooked up with Dillon Williams on one pass.

Magoffin County produced a score on the defensive side when Nolan Arnett returned a fumble 88 yards for a touchdown.

In addition to his fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown, Arnett registered an interception.

Gray paced the Magoffin County defense, registering a game-high 12 tackles.

Ethan Minix notched seven tackles and Williams six for the Hornets.

Aiding the Magoffin County defensive attack, Arnett and Jacob Isaac added five tackles apiece.

Betsy Layne was held to 119 yards of total offense.

Leading the Bobcats on the ground, Morgan Tackett rushed six times for 42 yards.

Nathan Collum rushed nine times for 27 yards for the Bobcats.

Aiding the Betsy Layne offensive attack, quarterback Jordan Kendrick and Kyle Watkins also rushed for positive yardage.

Kendrick completed 7-of-18 passes for 28 yards and two interceptions.

Defensively for Betsy Layne, Collum delivered a game-high seven tackles.

Hall added six tackles and an interception for the Bobcats in the setback.

Betsy Layne will be back at home on Friday, Sept, 18, hosting Knott County Central for another non-district game. Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Knott County Central football game is set for 7:30 p.m.

By Steve LeMaster

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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