HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Anderson runs wild in Hawks homecoming win

Pike Central running back Matt Anderson was a runaway train Saturday night as he rushed for 409 yards on 30 carries and a state record nine touchdowns to lead the Hawks to an 82-52 win over Magoffin County on homecoming night at the Hawks Nest.

Anderson had TD runs of 20, 8, 14, 5, 55, 30, 2, 17 and 27 as the Hawks improved to 3-3. Central has now won three of their last four games.

Quarterback Tayvion Boykins added 235 yards on 16 rushes and two rushing touchdowns, including a 62-yard run.

Pike Central amassed 811 yards, including 797 on the ground.

Magoffin County quarterback Lucas Litteral passed for five touchdowns as the Hornets dropped to 3-3. Litteral tossed scores of 60, 11, 34, 11, and 29 yards. He passed for 239 yards and ran for 106 yards and another in the Hornets loss. Grayson Whitaker had six catches for 119 yards and two scores.

Aden Barnett returned a pair of kickoffs back for touchdowns, racing 90 and 75 yards.

Both teams are scheduled to return to action next weekend. The Hawks will play at Belfry, pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, and the Hornets will host Clay County. Both games will kick off on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

At Buckleys Creek


MC (3-3)….8   16 8 20 – 52

PC (3-3)…..14  30 16 22 – 82


First Quarter

MC – Grayson Whitaker, 20-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (Ian McCarty run), 10:28

PC – Matt Anderson, 20-yard run (run failed), 8:13

PC – Matt Anderson, 8-yard run (Keegan Bentley run), 3:42

Second Quarter

MC – Lucas Litteral, 11-yard run (Aden Barnett pass from Lucas Litteral), 11:05

PC – Matt Anderson, 14-yard run (Noah Iricks pass from Tayvion Boykins), 8:03

PC – Matt Anderson, 5-yard run (run failed), 3:38

PC – Matt Anderson, 55-yard run (Matt Anderson run), 2:44

PC – Matt Anderson, 30-yard run (Keegan Bentley pass from Tayvion Boykins), :40

MC – Aden Barnett, 90-yard kickoff return (Ian McCarty run), :21

Third Quarter

MC – Grayson Whitaker, 34-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (Ian McCarty run), 7:19

PC – Matt Anderson, 2-yard run (Tayvion Boykins run), 1:21

PC – Tayvion Boykins, 62-yard run (Keegan Bentley run), :43

Fourth Quarter

MC – Caleb Wilson, 11-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (run failed), 11:20

MC – Brad Standifer, 29-yard pass from Lucas Litteral (run failed), 9:30

PC – Tayvion Boykins, 16-yard run (Keegan Bentley run), 7:43

PC – Matt Anderson, 17-yard run (Aaron Slone kick), 5:22

MC – Aden Barnett, 75-yard kickoff return (Brad Standifer pass from Lucas Litteral), 5:06

PC – Matt Anderson, 27-yard run (Aaron Slone kick), 4:26.

Next up: Pike Central (3-3) at Belfry (4-2), pending COVID restrictions lifted; Magoffin County (3-3) vs. Clay County (3-3), 7:30 pm, Oct. 23.