South Floyd open after back-to-back wins

Steve LeMaster slemaster@civitasmedia.com

September 27, 2013

HI HAT - After opening the 2013 football season season 0-3, South Floyd has won back-to-back games. The Raiders, under the direction of veteran head coach Donnie Daniels, have this week off.

South Floyd has thrived offensively over the last two weeks, outscoring a pair of opponents 84-14. The Raiders have face five different non-district foes in six weeks.

South Floyd struggled early in the season. Magoffin County blanked host South Floyd 48-0 on Aug. 23 in a season-opener. The Raiders fared much better in their second game on Aug. 30, pushing homestanding Pineville before the Mountain Lions pulled away to win 38-24.

In its third regular-season outing, following an open week, South Floyd traveled to Hindman on Sept. 13 for a game versus Knott County Central. The much-improved Patriots pulled away to defeat South Floyd 48-26.

Then, South Floyd got going.

The Raiders, playing only four days in between games, turned away visiting Hillcrest Academy, Ohio, winning 36-0 in a game played on Sept. 17.

On Friday, South Floyd, taking the field just three days later and playing its third game in a week, dismantled Jenkins 48-14 at Raider Field.

Following the week off, South Floyd will entertain Betsy Layne on Thursday (Oct. 3).

Fellow Floyd County football rival Allen Central (1-4) also has this week off. The Rebels will travel to Pineville on Friday (Oct. 4).

Area games tonight include East Ridge at Fairview (Mingua Beef Jerky Bowl).; Prestonsburg at Betsy Layne; Jackson County at Jenkins; Boyd County at Johnson Central; Magoffin County at Knott County Central; Somerset at Letcher County Central; Pike County Central at Morgan County; Phelps at Paintsville; Middlesboro at Pikeville; Lawrence County at Raceland; Harlan at Shelby Valley and Belfry at Sheldon Clark.