“Camp went good went; we got a lot done,” said Daniels. “We're still having trouble with our timing and getting some assignments down. Right now, the biggest thing is we're inexperienced. In practice, we're not trying to do as much. They're still aggressive, though.”
South Floyd, which finished 4-6 and outside of the State Playoffs looking in last season, hopes to make a return to the postseason later this year.
This year's South Floyd High football team is a squad Daniels calls the youngest he's had the opportunity to mentor in his 20-plus years of coaching. South Floyd High will benefit from the services of several players moving up from the successful South Floyd Middle football program.
“We're still young - that's one thing that hasn't changed,” Daniels added. “At camp, we found some good things from some good people. We had some people step up and get after it once we put the pads on. They're hungry.”
Kentucky Christian University hosted high school football teams for the inaugural camp just a few months after it was announced that the school was building a gridiron program of its own.
“Kentucky Christian is a nice place, there's fields on top of fields,” Daniels commented. “The people there were very helpful and courteous and the facilities are great.”
South Floyd has upcoming preseason scrimmages scheduled versus Morgan County and Powell County. The Raiders will open the 2006 season on the road Friday, 18 at Magoffin County.