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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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Hornets win 40-39 thriller at Dixon

The Hornets went on the road to Webster County Friday and came home with one of the biggest comeback wins and most exciting games played in the 51 year history of Hancock County football. The Hornets recovered from a 21 point deficit to win by a final score of 40-39. “The way we battled back……

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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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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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Hornets battle Louisville team to the wire

  It was an entertaining contest during the final football game of the season at HCHS’s beautiful Schafer–Glover Field Friday. The Hornets scored the last touchdown of the game, but fell 38-30 to the Cougars of Louisville Holy Cross. Hancock County completed its season with a win-loss record of 6-4. “We challenged the boys to…

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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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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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