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Bears beat Breckinridge County, 44-13

photos by Journey Hixenbaugh

MORGANTOWN - Notching its second straight win in the 2021 high school football season, Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Breckinridge County 44-13 on Friday, Sept. 3. 

The Bears moved ahead early and gradually pulled away to win convincingly. Butler County (2-1) led 22-7 at halftime.

Stretching its lead shortly after the intermission period, Butler County added another touchdown. The Bears led 30-7 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

Butler County thrived on the ground, rushing 28 times for 289 yards and four touchdowns.

Quarterback Jagger Henderson led Butler County, rushing eight times for 113 yards and three touchdowns. 

Following Henderson in Butler County's rushing attack, Jay Peralta took four carries for 64 yards. 

Behind Peralta, Colton Dunnells rushed eight times for 54 yards and one touchdown for the Bears. 

Six different Butler County players rushed for positive yardage in the victory over Breckinridge County. Zack Silcox, Gage Beasley and Keagen Grubb provided additional rushing yardage for the Bears. 

Through the air, Henderson completed four of eight passes for 38 yards and one touchdown.

Beasley hauled in a 12-yard touchdown pass reception for the Bears. 

Landon Binion registered 14 tackles and two tackles for a loss to lead Butler County's defensive effort.

Josh Morris added 13 tackles for the Bears while Dillon Hudnall provided 12 tackles and two tackles for a loss.

Excelling in the secondary for Butler County, Silcox recorded two interceptions.

Butler County is scheduled to visit rival Grayson County (2-0) for its next game on Friday, Sept. 10. 

 
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