FLOYD—The Floyd Broncos remained unbeaten in District 4-8-man football Saturday with a 48-6 home rout of Clovis Christian, setting up a Halloween night district championship showdown at fellow district unbeaten Melrose.
After a competitive first half, the Broncos (8-1) scored 32 unanswered points to pull away for their seventh-consecutive win. The Broncos have scored 48 or more in six of their last seven games.
“We did a good job executing,” Floyd assistant coach Adam Terry said. “Everyone stepped it up. Our quarterback, our running backs (and) or offensive line played a great game — they did a good job. Defensively, we got a lot of pressure on the Clovis Christian offense. You can’t ask for much more than that.”
“It’s just disappointing,” Clovis Christian head coach Jason Swann said. “We felt like we could compete with them — and we did early.”
The Broncos jumped out on top early, as senior running back R.J. Berry scooted 13 yards for the opening score of the contest.
Senior Chay Chenault followed that up with a 10-yard scoring scamper of his own, to give the Broncos a 14-0 lead.
But the Clovis Christian Eagles responded, as freshman running back Kevin Naceanceno scored the Eagles’ only points of the game on a 5-yard run.
Floyd carried a 28-6 lead into the half, then used two Chay Chenault fourth-quarter touchdown runs to put the game on ice.
“When you’re playing a team like (Clovis Christian) with that much speed on defense, you have to pick and choose (your plays wisely),” Terry said. “We had to kind of use our power (running).”
Swann was disappointed with the amount of opportunities the Eagles squandered.
“We had so many chances,” Swann said. “Anytime we needed somebody to step up big, it just seemed like everybody was sitting back and waiting for somebody else to step up. You’re not going to beat a team like Floyd doing that.”
Floyd renews a long-time rivalry when they travel to Melrose Halloween night with a District 4-8M championship on the line.
“We’re starting to put it all together here at the end of the season,” Terry said.