First quarter touchdown

If you believed the high school prognosticators, Floyd County didn’t have a chance against George Wythe Friday night.

But the Buffaloes jumped out to a 7-0 lead with a touchdown on their first possession and lead 13-7 after a touchdown pass from quarterback Gus Underwood.

Underwood threw three TD passes, including a 57-yarder in the fourth quarter but GW overpowered Floyd County and won the hard-fought game 31-19.

Floyd heads into next week’s homecoming game against Fort Chiswell with a 1-3 record but a good effort against George Whythe Friday night, coming off a 62-0 pasting against Patrick County last week, showcases the team’s potential.

The team improves each week and has rebounded from lopsided losses against Christiansburg and Galax in the first two games of the season.

Stay tuned. There’s still plenty of football to come.

See you at homecoming next Friday.