FLOYD COUNTY – One of four Floyd County high school football teams is set to take the field for a regular-season finale and the other three other local prep squads aren’t too far from returning to the gridiron for finales. An update on each of the four Floyd County high school football teams follows.
Allen Central (4-4 overall, 1-3 district): Following a shutout loss to new Class 2A, District 8 rival Prestonsburg on Friday night, Allen Central fell to 4-4 overall and 1-3 in the district. The Rebels have regular-season games remaining versus Shelby Valley and Knott County Central.
Allen Central has posted wins over Phelps, Jenkins, South Floyd and Betsy Layne. In addition to the loss to Prestonsburg, Allen Central has dropped games to Morgan County, East Ridge and Leslie County.
The Rebels will visit Shelby Valley for a Class 2A, District 8 game on Friday night.
Allen Central is slated to visit non-district opponent Knott County Central for a regular-season finale on Oct. 30.
Betsy Layne (0-9 overall, 0-4 district): Former Class 2A, District 8 title contender Betsy Layne has struggled throughout the 2015 season. The Bobcats are 0-9 overall and 0-4 in Class 2A, District 8. Betsy Layne has dropped games to South Floyd, Morgan County, Sheldon Clark, Magoffin County, Knott County Central, Leslie County, Shelby Valley, Allen Central and East Ridge. The Bobcats will host Class 2A, District 8 rival Prestonsburg for a regular-season finale on Friday night.
Prestonsburg (4-4 overall, 2-2 district): Through its first eight games, former state runner-up Prestonsburg is 4-4 overall and 2-2 in Class 2A, District 8.
The Blackcats boast wins over Sheldon Clark, Breathitt County, East Ridge and Allen Central. Prestonsburg has dropped games to Pikeville, Hazard, Shelby Valley and Leslie County, each of whom has owned a Top 10 ranking in its respective class at some point during the current campaign.
Prestonsburg will visit Betsy Layne for a Class 2A, District 8 matchup on Friday night. The Blackcats are scheduled to host non-district opponent Lawrence County for a regular-season finale on Oct. 30.
South Floyd (2-6 overall, 1-2 district): Under the direction of first-year head coach Chad Hall, South Floyd is 2-6 overall and 1-2 in Class A, District 8.
The Raiders have posted wins over Betsy Layne and Jenkins.
South Floyd has dropped games to Harlan, Knott County Central, Allen Central, Pikeville, Twin Valley, Va. and Hazard.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.