Giles County High School’s Spartans scored on the opening kickoff Friday night against the Floyd County Buffaloes when Austin Pendleton ran 98 yards for his team’s first score in the first quarter this season.
The Buffaloes blocked the extra point attempt but the 6-0 score in the opening minute was the closet Floyd got to Giles in a 47-0 runaway game on a blustery, chilly night.
When the high winds knocked out the lights as the Floyd marching band took the field to start the half, it provided the most opportunity for the home team to cheer the band’s musical performance — performed in the dark with light primarily from smartphones — as school officials struggled to get the lighting back on in time to introduce the sandlots teams for the final part of the show.
The Buffaloes trailed 33-0 at that point and the second half didn’t get any better as Giles added two more scores.
More photos in next week’s Floyd Press.