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Hornets rack up impressive stats during winning season

The Hancock County Hornets’ football team completed their 2023 season last week with a winning record of 6-5. Head coach Bobby Eubanks’ players racked up some impressive statistics during the year. Leading the offense was quarterback Dylan Morris. The junior connected on 129 of 208 pass attempts for a 62% completion percentage. Morris threw for…

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Hornets fall 15-14 to Grayson in fierce

Grayson County pulled out a 1-point victory over Hancock County Hornets during an entertaining high school football contest at GN Excavating Stadium Friday. The Cougars converted a fourth quarter extra point try to win 15-14. The Hornet players left it all on the field and they led for much of the game against the 5A…

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Hornets secure playoff seed, winning season

The Hornets football team guaranteed themselves a playoff spot and a winning season when they won 30-20 over Hopkins County Central at Madisonville Friday. Hancock County’s season record now stands 6-3. The Hornets will play at Franklin-Simpson when the Class 3A playoffs begin on November 3. Dylan Morris threw three touchdown passes and Jaxson Morris…

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Morris throws three TDs in 37-0 win at Ohio County

  The Hornets dominated on both sides of the ball during a 37-0 victory over the Ohio County Eagles last Friday at Hartford. Hancock County improved its season record to 3-0 with the win. Hornet quarterback Dylan Morris came of age during the game as the junior signal caller threw three touchdown passes. “Dylan had…

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Hancock County Hornets knock off rival Breck County 22-12

The HCHS Hornet defense was again on display when Hancock County defeated Breckinridge County 22-12 in a game played between longtime rivals at GN Excavating Stadium Friday. “It feels good. It’s not always pretty but we’re 2-0 on our brand new field and we’re proud of that,” HCHS coach Bobby Eubanks said. The defense set…

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Defense rules as Hornets win on Gillispie TD in overtime

It was a defensive battle in the season opening football game and Hornets fans were treated to a thriller when Chris Gillispie scored in overtime to give Hancock County a 6-0 overtime win over John Hardin at GN Excavating Stadium Friday. “It was a great high school football game and our kids played lights out,”…

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Madden scores three TDs as JV Hornets win 40-0

  The Dylan Morris to Alex Madden connection produced three touchdowns through the air and the Hornets won 40-0 over McLean County during a junior varsity football game played at HCHS’s Schafer–Glover Field Monday. Madden had 100 yards receiving to go with his three TDs. Alex added two 2-point conversions, giving the sophomore 22 points…

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Aces pull away in second half to win big

The Hornets and the Aces played evenly through the first two quarters before Owensboro Catholic pulled away in the second half to win 48-12 over Hancock County at Schafer–Glover Field Friday. It was the first loss of the season for the Hornets as they saw their record slip to 5-1. “We felt like we had…

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Hornets beat Tell City 16-13 in first ‘Battle of the Bridge’

Austin Volocko intercepted a pass during the final moments to secure a 16-13 victory for Hancock County over Tell City last Friday at HCHS’s Schafer–Glover Field. It was the first annual Battle of the Bridge. “We knew this was going to be a tough game. Tell City has tough kids and they came ready to…

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Dixon throws 4 TDs; Hornets win 50-0

Cole Dixon threw four touchdowns passes and ran for another to lead the Hornets to a 50-0 win over Edmonson County at Schafer–Glover Field Friday. Hancock County improved to 4-0 on the season with the win. The Hornets opened the scoring with a Dixon to Landen Garrison 41-yard TD pass on the first drive of…

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