Raiders to open practice


The South Floyd football team will open practice on Friday. New head coach Chad Hall is set to guide the Raiders.

HI HAT – It’s almost football time throughout the state, including Left Beaver. First-year South Floyd head coach Chad Hall is eager to start preseason practice. Hired to coach the South Floyd football team earlier in the year, Hall will guide the Raiders through their first practice on Friday morning.

“We are hitting the ground running Friday with practice,” Hall said. “We will be at Betsy Layne for a passing league on Saturday and we’ll go to camp at Morehead State for camp July 24-25.”

Hall took over for longtime South Floyd head coach Donnie Daniels. He inherits a program which compiled a 5-6 record in 2014 after falling to former state runner-up Fairview in the opening round of the Class 1A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl. Finishing the 2014 regular-season 5-5, South Floyd posted wins over Hannan (W.Va.), Knott County Central, Jenkins, Allen Central and Phelps. The Raiders dropped regular-season games to Magoffin County, Pineville, Betsy Layne, Pikeville and East Ridge.

Hall, his coaching staff and players will meet fans and be available for members of the media during Meet the Raiders on Aug. 14. The fan-friendly event will be held one day before South Floyd hits the field for a preseason scrimmage.

South Floyd will travel to Powell County for its only preseason scrimmage on Aug. 15.

“We are excited to get started this season,” Hall added.

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