Familiar foes fill Betsy Layne football schedule


BETSY LAYNE -Betsy Layne will kick off the 2015 season on the road versus South Floyd and conclude the campaign at home in a key district matchup versus Prestonsburg. The Bobcats are set to face a host of familiar foes during the 2015 campaign. In all, eight of Betsy Layne’s 10 opponents on the 2015 schedule are from the 2014 slate.

Betsy Layne will visit non-district opponent South Floyd for its season-opener on Aug. 21. Prevailing in a shootout, Betsy Layne beat South Floyd 64-44 in 2014.

Following the season-opener, Betsy Layne will host Morgan County for a home opener on Aug. 28. The Bobcats and Cougars did not meet during the 2014 season.

Betsy Layne will host additional games versus Sheldon Clark, Knott County Central, East Ridge and Prestonsburg. The Bobcats did not face East Ridge during the 2014 season.

In other away games, Betsy Layne will venture to Magoffin County, Leslie County, Shelby Valley and Allen Central.

The Bobcats are set to compete with Allen Central and East Ridge, Leslie County, Prestonsburg, Shelby Valley Class 2A, District 8.

Betsy Layne ended the 2014 season 6-5 after falling to Danville in the opening round of the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl.

The Bobcats, under the direction of veteran head coach Jonathan Parsons, outscored opponents 416-373 last season, posting wins over Phelps, Allen Central, Knott County Central, South Floyd, Magoffin County and Jenkins.

Betsy Layne’s 2015 schedule follows.

Betsy Layne High School Football

2015 Schedule

Aug. 21 at South Floyd, 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 28 Morgan County, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 4 Sheldon Clark, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 11 at Magoffin County, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 Knott County Central, 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 at Leslie County, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 2 at Shelby Valley, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 9 at Allen Central, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 16 East Ridge, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 23 Prestonsburg, 7:30 p.m.

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