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Betsy Layne vs. Leslie County Preview

The Betsy Layne Bobcats are 5-1 on the season with their only hiccup coming at the hands of district foe, Prestonsburg.

And after a 38-6 win over Paintsville last week, coach Jonathan Parsons and his squad now prepare for Leslie County.

Parsons says a win over the eagles would be huge in continuing to build up the program even further than last year.

“Last year's team was so senior heavy,” Parsons says. “And we thought that we were going to top out. But the kids started working so hard in the weight room and stuff that the coaches in our coaches meeting thought this team could be just as good and moving up a class, we thought would set us back. But we've come out firing and we've really got lucky health wise now so it's come up to be where we are right now."

The Leslie County Eagles are preparing for a Bobcat team that averages less than 34 points-per-game.

The bobcats have run for over 1600 yards on the year, but they can also spread the ball out in the air as well.

Head coach Eddie Melton realizes that is something the eagles will have to contain.

"Dylan Hamilton, he's a great quarterback,” Melton says. “He's just a sophomore like you said. He has a strong arm. Very smart, they are going to spread it out you know. Defensively, we just have to, everyone has to do their assignment. We have to make sure we cover the receivers. They are going to throw more formations at you. We have to make sure we are able to adjust to those formations before they snap the ball. We can't get caught out of place defensively."


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