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HS FOOTBALL: Henderson ranks 16th in passing; Binion leads Class 3A in fumble recoveries; Morris ranks 18th in tackles

MORGANTOWN - Both Butler County and junior quarterback Jagger Henderson rank 16th in passing in Class 3A.

During the Bears' seven-game 2020 high school football season, Henderson completed 73 of 144 passes for 795 yards and 11 touchdowns. Henderson threw five interceptions.

The Butler County quarterback completed at least one pass to a dozen different receivers for Butler County, which finished the 2020 high school football season 2-5. 

Solomon Flener led Butler County in receiving, reeling in 19 receptions for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Following Flener, Bryar Beasley hauled in 12 receptions for 171 yards and three touchdowns.

Another productive receiver for the Bears, Jordan Todd corralled five catches for 70 yards and two TDs.

Currently, Class 2A's top passing teams are as follows: 1. Lexington Christian, 2. Somerset, 3. Beechwood, 4. Clinton County, 5. Breathitt County, 6. Caldwell County, 7. Shelby Valley, 8. Danville, 9. Newport, 10. Edmonson County, 11. Mayfield, 12. Metcalfe County, 13. Owensboro Catholic, 14. Knott County Central, 15. Washington County, 16. Butler County, 17. Murray, 18. West Carter, 19. Gallatin County, 20. Shawnee, 21. Todd County Central, 22. Walton-Verona, 23. Middlesboro, 24. Carroll County, 25. Holy Cross (Covington).


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Butler County, Binion lead Class 3A in fumble recoveries


MORGANTOWN - Both Butler County and senior linebacker Landon Binion lead Class 3A in fumble recoveries.

During the 2020 high school football regular season, Butler County made a state-leading 17 fumble recoveries. 

The Bears forced 10 fumbles. 

Individually, Binion forced five fumbles and made three fumble recoveries to lead the state during the Bears' shortened 2020 season. 

Binion recorded 53 tackles, a team-high eight tackles for losses and two sacks for the Bears. 

Butler County concluded the 2020 high school football season 2-5 overall and 0-4 in Class 2A, District 2. The Bears notched wins over Hart County and Ohio County. Butler County dropped games to McLean County, Hancock County, Grayson County, Todd County Central and Owensboro Catholic.

After missing out on advancing to the postseason, Class 2A, District 2 member Butler County has turned its focus to the 2021 high school football season.

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Morris ranks 18th in tackles 

MORGANTOWN - Senior defensive back Josh Morris was a defensive stopper for Butler County throughout the 2020 high school football season. Currently, Morris ranks 18th in tackles in Class 2A. 
During the Bears' seven-game 2020 season, Morris recorded 65 total tackles. Butler County's leading tackler made four tackles for losses and 44 solo tackles in his final prep season. Morris averaged 9.3 tackles per game for the Bears during the 2020 high school football season. 
Gallatin County senior linebacker Drew Craig, a defensive standout, leads Class 2A with 100 total tackles. 
Butler County compiled a 2-5 record during the 2020 high school football season. The Bears claimed wins over Hart County and Ohio County. 
As a team, Butler County made 503 total tackles, 26 tackles for losses and 9 sacks during the 2020 high school football season. 
The Bears missed out on advancing to the postseason. However, Butler County showed improvement during the 2020 high school football season. 
Poised to move on via graduation, Morris will leave a void for Butler County on the defensive side of the football. 
Head coach Brandon Embry guides the Bears.  


By Steve LeMaster, for Beech Tree News


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