Boyd, Marcum combine to lead Jags on gridiron

Brant Potter (pictured) stepped in at quarterback for Floyd Central when Caleb Hager was sidelined with an injury earlier in the year.

EASTERN — Seniors Dalton Boyd and Noah Marcum combined to lead Floyd Central on the gridiron throughout the 2019 high school football season.

Boyd, a running back, led Floyd Central offensively. Ranking as the Jaguars’ leading rusher, Boyd rushed 166 times for 763 yards and nine touchdowns.

As a team, Floyd Central rushed 440 times for 2,189 yards and 29 touchdowns during its latest campaign. In all, 13 different Floyd Central players rushed for positive yardage during the Jaguars’ 2019 season.

Following Boyd, Brant Potter, who filled in at quarterback while Caleb Hager was sidelined, rushed 66 times for 390 yards and three touchdowns.

Gavin Martin helped to pace Floyd Central on the ground, rushing 63 times for 253 yards and eight touchdowns.

Behind Martin, Jordan Akers rushed 53 times for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the Jaguars.

In only six games for Floyd Central, Hager rushed 23 ties for 186 yards and three touchdowns.

Contributing on the ground for Floyd Central, Brendan Evans rushed 38 times for 162 yards and one touchdown.

Another Floyd Central running back, Blake Adams, finished with 102 rushing yards and two touchdowns via nine carries.

Potter paced Floyd Central through the air, completing 24 of 43 passes for 321 yards and one touchdown.

Marcum led Floyd Central in receiving. However, Marcum made his biggest impact on the defensive side. Finishing as Floyd Central’s leading tackler, Marcum registered 79 tackles, including six tackles for losses over 11 games.

After falling to Belfry in the opening round of the Class 3A Football Playoffs, Floyd Central concluded the 2019 season 3-8. The Jaguars, under the guidance of head coach Shawn Hager, notched wins over Knott Central, Prestonsburg and Lawrence County during the regular-season. Floyd Central dropped regular-season games to Clay County, North Laurel, Hazard, Pike Central, Belfry, Lawrence County and Letcher Central.

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