In a driving rain that also soaked homecoming festivities before a crowd huddled under umbrellas, Floyd County High School’s Buffaloes notched their first win of the season with a 44-0 thumping of Patrick County Friday night.
In a game that started with a safety against Patrick County, the Buffaloes controlled the waterlogged game throughout, falling on a fumble for a touchdown at one point, scoring with no time left at the end of the first half for a score of 23-0 and delivering point after point under deluge conditions.
Patrick County ended a 21-game losing streak last week against Chatham and hoped to turn things around this week but didn’t even come close.
Attendants and candidates for homecoming queen took a shorter than march than normal during halftime but rain did not deter the game or the festivities. The homecoming dance is scheduled for Saturday night at the high school.
More photos and Roger Mannon’s story in next week’s Floyd Press.