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Bears set to visit Hancock County

MORGANTOWN - Butler County is preparing to visit Hancock County in Week 3 of the 2020 high school football season on Friday, Sept. 25.

The Bears and Hornets are set to meet for a Class 2A, District 2 game.

Butler County is 2-0 overall and 0-1 in Class 2A, District 2 following a loss to McLean County in Week 2. The Bears edged Hart County 34-32 in a season opener. Then, one week later, McLean County spoiled Butler County's season opener, beating the Bears 42-28.

Quarterback Jagger Henderson is leading the Bears. Through two games, Henderson has completed 29 of 48 passes for 333 yards and five touchdowns while throwing one interception. Henderson leads Butler County in both passing and rushing. On the ground, Henderson has rushed 25 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns. 

Ranking second in rushing for the Bears, Josh Morris has rushed 12 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. 

As a team, Butler County has rushed 49 times for 220 yards and four touchdowns.

Henderson has completed at least one pass to eight different receivers. Leading the Bears in receiving, Solomon Flener has hauled in eight receptions for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Another receiver, Bryar Beasley, has reeled in five receptions for 83 yards and three touchdowns for the Bears. 

Defensively for Butler County, Landon Binion has recorded a team-high 18 tackles. Following Binion, Morris, Beasley and Dylan Silcox have logged 15 tackles apiece. 

Hancock County is 2-0 overall and headed into its district opener. The Hornets have notched back-to-back wins over Edmonson County and Barren County. Hancock County upended Edmonson County 26-14 in its season opener. Then, remaining in the win column one week later, Edmonson County beat Barren County 28-8. 

Running back Darian Clay is leading the Hornets. In two games, Clay has rushed 25 times for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Thriving on the ground, Hancock County has rushed 62 times for 562 yards and six touchdowns. 

Defensively, Luke Garrison has posted a team-high 36 tackles for the Hornets. 

Hancock County pulled away to beat Butler County 37-8 when the two district rivals met in 2019. 


Kickoff for the upcoming Butler County-Hancock County football game is slated for 7 p.m. in Hawesville.


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