The senior running back rushed for 154 yards on 15 carries in three quarters in the Aggies victory over the Cavaliers. Floyd gave his all the credit for his success last week to his offensive line.
“I give all the credit to my offensive line,” Floyd said. “They blocked, I followed and made cuts. I have a good quarterback in Hunter Johns. He makes a lot of good reads.”
Floyd’s biggest game thus far in the season came in a loss to region foe Briarwood. Floyd rushed for 194 yards on 34 carries. This was Floyd’s fourth time this season rushing for 100 or more yards.
“Ian does a good job for us,” Sylacauga head coach Matt Griffith said. “He works hard; he had a tremendous summer this summer. Last year, he was well on his way to having 1,000 yards when he went down with a high ankle sprain. Everybody knows those injuries are really tough on a skill kid. We really didn’t get him healthy until January or February. He has worked really hard and he is having a good year right now and we are really proud of them.”
Sylacauga (3-1) has several goals they are trying to accomplish this season, which includes hosting a Class 5A playoff game. Another goal that Floyd and the senior class would like to accomplish is defeating Childersburg for homecoming.
“We want to make it to the playoffs,” he said. ”We want to host a playoff game. We also want to beat Childersburg.”
Floyd and the Aggies have been excited about this match up since the final horn went off last Friday.
“That’s all that we have been talking about since we walked off the field against John Carroll,” Floyd said. “Everybody is pumped up. They were saying, ‘We have Childersburg’. People have been back and forth on Twitter, it is big in the community. Everybody is looking forward to being there and they are saying that it is going to be a good game this year. I am ready to see what’s going to happen.”
For the last decade, Sylacauga has been known for their running backs. The Aggies’ last two running backs are playing on Saturdays: Tuskegee’s Josh Crowe and Samford’s D’Morrise Bledsoe. Floyd hopes he will have the chance to add his name to that list soon.
Last week, Floyd was compared to Indianapolis Colts running back Trent Richardson on one of the local station’s Friday night highlight shows. He does really see the comparison. The 5-foot-6, 185 pound running back looks up to small running backs such as former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram.
“I love Mark Ingram,” he said. “I like TJ Yeldon’s running style, I like Ray Rice. I just try to find people that I can resemble my running styles to. I like Ray Rice. He gets downhill, he makes cuts and he does whatever he can for his team. I like short running backs.”