HI HAT – The South Floyd football program continues to make strides under the direction of first-year head coach Chad Hall. After returning home from camp at Morehead State University and enjoying a day off, South Floyd football players returned to the gridiron early last week.
“We had a good week,” Hall said during an interview on Saturday. “We picked up a couple players last week and we continue to improve with each practice.”
Despite returning only a few starters, South Floyd is performing well.
“For a team that returns only three starters, we are already working well as a unit,” Hall added. “This is a close team and we feed off the energy the upperclassmen bring to practice each day.”
South Floyd (5-6) attended a camp at Morehead State University in late-July and will open the 2015 season versus in-county foe Betsy Layne in just over two weeks.
The Raiders are ranked third in The Cats’ Pause 2015 Kentucky Football Yearbook’s Preseason Class A, District 8 Preview. South Floyd is projected to finish behind Hazard (10-3) and preseason favorite Pikeville (11-1). The Raiders are listed ahead of Jenkins (1-8-1) and Phelps (0-10-1) in the five-team district.
Junior halfback James Little and senior quarterback Hunter Johnson are among the leaders back for the Raiders.
In addition to Betsy Layne and its district foes, South Floyd is set to face Harlan, Knott County Central, Twin Valley (Va.), and East Ridge during the upcoming campaign.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.