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McLean controls the clock in 21-14 win over Hornets

McLean County utilized offensive ball control and solid defense to defeat Hancock County 21-14 during a district football game played at Calhoun Thursday. The Cougars improved their season record to 7-1 (2-1) while the Hornets slipped to 6-2 overall and 1-2 in District 2. “This was a tough one. McLean had a good game plan…

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Varsity boys tackle Butler County 28-0 in district battle

The Hornets bounced back after their first loss with a 28-0 victory over previously unbeaten Butler County here Friday. The district win makes Hancock County 6-1 overall and 1-1 in Class 2A, District 1. “This was a battle of two top 10 ranked teams with Butler ranked #6 at the time and us ranked #8.…

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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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Hornets roll 40-17 over Eagles in home opener

Austin Volocko scored two touchdowns and made a big interception to lead the Hornets to a 40-17 win over Ohio County during the 2022 home opener at Schafer‑Glover Field Friday. Hancock County improved its record to 3-0 on the year. It was exciting to have the big crowd here for the home opener. I thought…

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Hornets shutout Mustangs 58-0

Aiden Weatherholt delivered a big hit that forced a fumble on the opening kickoff and things went downhill from there for the home standing Muhlenberg County Mustangs Friday at Greenville. The Hornets took two plays to reach the end zone for the first of eight touchdowns scored during a 58-0 win for Hancock County. “It…

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Hancock Hornets win 14-6 over Todd County Central in playoffs

It was sweet revenge for the Hornets when Hancock County defeated Todd County Central in an opening round game of the Class 2A football playoffs Friday at Elkton. Jack Duncan scored the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter before Drew Lyday intercepted a pass in the end zone to secure a 14-6 victory for…

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Holy Cross wins 41-14 at Louisville

Holy Cross scored twice in the second half during a 41-14 win over the Hornets during the final regular season football game last Friday in Louisville. Hancock County trailed 14-0 late in the first quarter when Drew Lyday scampered 24 yards for the Hornets’ first touchdown. Holy Cross converted a Hornet turnover into a TD…

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Turnovers costly as Rebels win 20-14

The Hornets saw a 14-0 lead disappear when Todd County Central came from behind to win 20-14 here last Friday. With the win, the Rebels earned the #2 seed and home field advantage for the opening round of the district playoffs on Nov. 4. Hancock County will travel to Elkton for the rematch. “We turned…

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