FLOYD COUNTY – All four Floyd County high school football teams are headed into district openers on Friday night.
Unbeaten Allen Central (4-0) is poised to host East Ridge (2-2) for a Class 2A, District game. The Rebels boast wins over Phelps, Morgan County, Jenkins and South Floyd. East Ridge has posted wins over Phelps and Twin Valley, Va. The Warriors have dropped games to Knott County Central and Knott County Central and Grundy, Va.
Kickoff for the Allen Central-East Ridge game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Betsy Layne (1-4) is slated to host Leslie County (3-1) for a Class 2A, District 8 game. After beating South Floyd in overtime in a season opener, Betsy Laynd has dropped games to Morgan County, Sheldon Clark, Magoffin County and Knott County Central.
Leslie County was undefeated prior to falling to South Laurel on a Hail Mary pass during its latest outing. The Eagles own wins over Magoffin County, Knott County Central and Williamsburg.
Kickoff for the Betsy Layne-Leslie County game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Prestonsburg (2-2) is scheduled to visit Shelby Valley (1-3) for a Class 2A, District 8 game. The Blackcats gave defeated Sheldon Clark and Breathitt County. Prestonsburg has dropped games to defending Pikeville and Hazard.
Shelby Valley shut out Magoffin County for its lone win to date. The Wildcats have suffered losses to Franklin County, Pike County Central and Hurley, Va.
Kickoff for the Prestonsburg-Shelby Valley game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Winless South Floyd (0-4) has the challenge of facing Class A, District 8 counterpart Pikeville (3-2) in a home game.
South Floyd has dropped games to Betsy Layne, Harlan, Knott County Central and Allen Central.
Defending Class A state champion Pikeville has beaten Prestonsburg, Letcher County Central and Fairview. The panthers have lost games to Paintsville and Belfry.
Kickoff for the South Floyd-Pikeville game is set for 7;30 p.m.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.