The rain on the game was mainly a pain

After a morning of rain — sometimes hard-driving downpours — the skies cleared Friday afternoon and things looked good for Floyd County High School’s homecoming came against Fort Chiswell.

But the skies opened up again right as the game started and fans headed under umbrellas and hoods and any protection they could find.

The rain also put a damper on Floyd County’s offense and defense as Fort Chiswell jumped out to a 14-0 lead.  After a penalty call wiped out a long touchdown pass the Buffaloes finally got on the board by recovering a fumble and scoring shortly afterwards but the point after failed when the kicker slipped on the wet field, leaving the score at 14-6.  Another drive stalled with a fumble and Fort Chiswell added a field goal to lead 17-6 at the half.

Still, Floyd County was in striking distance, trailing 17-12 when the game entered the fourth quarter but Fort Chiswell broke the game open with a touchdown pass, an intersception return for a touchdown.

Final score: 30-12.

Floyd has next Friday off, giving them two weeks to prepare for a road game at Glenvar.

Roger Mannon’s full story and more pictures in next week’s Floyd Press.

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