Raiders roll past longtime rival Phelps, 58-6


By Steve LeMaster - slemaster@civitasmedia.com



HI HAT – Winning for the second time in three outings, host South Floyd rolled past Phelps 58-6 in a late-season high school football game on Friday night.

With the win, South Floyd improved to 3-6.

Phelps dropped to 0-9 with the loss.

Excelling offensively, South Floyd erupted for a single-game season-high 58 points. The Raiders won for the second time in three weeks after opening the season 1-5.

South Floyd amassed 390 yards of total offense. The rejuvenated Raiders rushed for 300 yards in the win.

Leading South Floyd to the convincing victory, James Little rushed 14 times for 246 yards and six touchdowns.

Aiding the Raider offensive attack, Trevor Varney rushed two times for four yards and one touchdown.

South Floyd quarterback Hunter Johnson completed 3-of-7 passes for 90 yards. Andrew Tackett was on the receiving end of all three of Johnson’s completions.

Defensively for the Raiders, Tackett recorded an interception.

South Floyd scored first and never faltered, dominating struggling Phelps throughout the late-season matchup. The Raiders, under the direction of first-year head coach Chad Hall, boast additional wins over Floyd County foe Betsy Layne and Jenkins.

South Floyd will visit East Ridge for a regular-season finale on Friday, Oct. 30. Kickoff for the South Floyd-East Ridge football game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Lick Creek.

By Steve LeMaster

slemaster@civitasmedia.com

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.

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