From the SALYERSVILLE INDEPENDENT
“We’re continuing to work hard, and that’s all you can ask for as a coach,” said first-year coach Scotty McCoy. “Our kids seem to be excited and its carried over into the second week of drills.”
Numbers have been on the rise, too. McCoy said he’s got more than 30 kids out. “Numbers are always critical,” he continued, “and we seem to be gaining a lot of interest from our young guys.”
Magoffin County, which finished 4-7 last year, has participated in passing league games at Paintsville, Johnson Central and Betsy Layne. McCoy is no stranger to a wide open offense.
“There’s no doubt about it: I like to mix it up, spread the field and play in space,” McCoy said. “Our kids got a taste of it last year, and I think it brings a lot of excitement to the game.”
McCoy is hopeful that the Hornets’ roster will surpass 40 when school starts next month.
“Football is a game of heart, and a game of numbers,” he said.
Magoffin County will play just one scrimmage – an Aug. 16 trip to Sheldon Clark – before opening the season on the road at South Floyd on Aug. 23.
“We’re already anxious to play and hit somebody else,” McCoy said.