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November 8, 2013

CLASS 3A PLAYOFF PREVIEW: Russell's home-field advantage

For 12th straight season, Red Devils open playoffs at home

(Continued)

RUSSELL — Lawrence County

at Magoffin County

After winning the first seven games of the season, Lawrence County is limping into the playoffs on a three-game losing streak.

This includes a troubling offensive performance against Prestonsburg in the last game of the regular season.

The Bulldogs turned the ball over six times in a 20-14 loss on the road.

If Lawrence County (7-3) turns the ball over tonight, than Magoffin County (6-4) has the weapons to make the Bulldogs pay.

The Hornets, who average 39 points per game, are led by senior running back Clay Elam and his 1,049 rushing yards. He’s also found the end zone 19 times on the ground.

Along with Elam, Magoffin has the ability to throw the ball behind Ryan Jenkins. The junior quarterback has thrown for 1,792 yards and 16 touchdowns.

KYLE HOBSTETTER can be reached at khobstetter@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2658.

 

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