Our DQ Grill and Chill Pigskin Previews resume as we take a look at the Magoffin County Hornets, a team that expects to bring the program its first ever home playoff game.
Magoffin County was only 5-6 last season, but have made strides in building the program. With 11 seniors graduating last season, the Hornets have made some changes, notably to the offense. They are moving from a spread team to more of a smash mouth game to run the ball successfully.
“It’s just best suited for the running game,” Hornets Coach Chester McCoy says. “Power game where we're pretty good sized up front. We have backs that like to bang up in there. >
Even though this team gave up 35 points a contest last year, the Hornets were also young on the defensive side of the ball. With another year of experience under their belts. They expect to be very physical this season.
“I love to hit,” Senior Center Aaron Bobrowski says. “i think all of us love to hit. And i think we're going to have a good season of hitting. Real physical, our bunch is.”
Magoffin County has never hosted a home playoff game. Something the seniors want to have and help build a legacy of their own.
“If we go to the playoffs and have a winning season and have a home playoff game it’d be bring more to football and be like it used to be,” Senior Running Back Jacob Johnson says.
But they also know it will take a total team effort to accomplish.
“It will take dedication, effort and execution, work hard and win as many games as possible,” Senior Linebacker Josh Patton says.
“We do have a lot of heart and that’s what it takes to have a winning season,” Senior Lineman Tyler Davis says. “It takes heart, dedication and hard work.”
The Hornets will be unleashed on August 26th at home when they host Leslie County.