H.S. FOOTBALL: Bears to host Grayson County
MORGANTOWN - Butler County is set to host Grayson County for a non-district game in Week 4 of the 2020 high school football season on Friday Oct. 2.
Butler County is 1-2 through its first three games. After outlasting Hart County 34-32 in a season opener, Butler County has dropped back-to-back games to McLean County and Hancock County.
Quarterback Jagger Henderson is leading Butler County. In three games, Henderson has completed 35 of 68 passes for 379 yards and six touchdowns while throwing two interceptions.
Solomon Flener and Bryar Beasley have emerged as Butler County's top two receivers. Flener has hauled in 10 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Another reliable target, Beasley has reeled in six receptions for 89 yards and three touchdowns.
As a team, Butler County has rushed 69 times for 293 yards and four touchdowns.
Henderson leads Butler County in both passing and rushing. On the ground, Henderson has rushed 33 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
Following Henderson on the ground for Butler County, Josh Morris has rushed 14 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Landon Binion (22 tackles), Dylan Silcox (21 tackles) and Morris (20 tackles) rank as Butler County's top three tacklers.
Grayson County is off to a 3-0 start in the 2020 high school football season. The Cougars have notched wins over Thomas Nelson, Breckinridge County and Muhlenberg County. Grayson County has outscored its first three opponents 87-6.
Senior running back Cadan Woodcock leads the Cougars. Woodcock has rushed 92 times for 494 yards and eight touchdowns.
As a team, Grayson County is averaging 209.7 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns per game. The Cougars have rushed 141 times for 629 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Thriving in Grayson County's season opener versus Thomas Nelson on Friday, Sept. 11, Woodcock rushed 36 times for 233 yards and one touchdown.
The senior running back is making the most of his final prep season. As a junior in 2019, Woodcock ranked as Grayson County's fifth-leading rusher.
Through the air, Grayson County has completed 13 of 20 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown. Accounting for most of Grayson County's yardage through the air, quarterback Kaylor Decker has completed 12 of 18 passes for 138 yards and one touchdown in three games.
Hunter Tomes leads Grayson County in receiving. Tomes has hauled in four receptions for 88 yards and one touchdown.
The Bears and Cougars did not meet during the 2019 high school football season.
Kickoff for the Butler County-Grayson County football game is set for 7 p.m.
Story by Steve LeMaster, for Beech Tree News.