Several seniors on the Floyd County High School varsity Buffaloes football squad celebrated their final game of the regular season Friday night but Tyler Fenton caught both of the team’s touchdown as two of his five catches and 186 yards for the night in a 14-12 upset win over district rival Radford.
Fenton is also the team’s punter and was in the middle of tackles of the visiting Bobcats behind the line of scrimmage.
A strong defensive showing by the Buffs gave them a 7-0 lead at halftime and they scored in the opening series in the third quarter gave the team all the lead they needed as two TDs by the Bobcats failed to score any extra points.
It was the second game of the season where the opponent’s failure to score extra points after a touchdown made the difference and the win gave the Buffaloes a winning record in both district and overall season play as they head into playoffs in two weeks.
Fenton’s first TD pass from quarterback Avery Chaffin came on a fourth-and-19 on Radford’s 25-line.
A failed field goal late in the second quarter left Radford scoreless for the first half.
Quarterback Chaffin completed seven of his 19 passes for 186 yards for the night.