Floyd County High School’s girls varsity basketball team is off to a strong start with three home victories this week.

Led by powerhouse Britney Avancini (right), the Lady Buffs destroyed Magna Vista 85-46, following up on a 57-33 stomping of Patrick County on Thursday and a 63-50 win over Pulaski County on Tuesday.

The strong start should put the team on track for a fourth-straight trip to the state finals in Richmond, where they won the state championship earlier this year.

A year ago, the Lady Buffs started the season 0-2 and some wondered if the team could rebound. They did, losing only one other game in a march to the championship.

With the varsity football team vying for the state title in Salem Saturday afternoon, Floyd County High School continues to churn out championship caliber athletic teams.

Quite an accomplishment for a rural school from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia.

(Photo from the state championship finals in Richmond.)