“I don’t know how it happened,” Floyd said. “I don’t know what was going on that night. My offensive line did a great job blocking. Logan Becker and the entire offensive line did a great job and we blocked in the perimeter pretty good against Shelby County. We look forward to doing the same thing against Comer. They have a lot bigger line than we faced last week.”
Floyd rushed for 191 yards and five touchdowns on 17 carries in Sylacauga’s 35-0 win over region foe Shelby County. The four touchdowns that Floyd scored in the first half tied the individual record for touchdowns in a half. He added his fifth touchdown early in the third quarter, before sitting out the rest of the half.
“That’s probably one of Ian’s better games,” Sylacauga head coach Matt Griffith said. “He had 191 yards on just 17 carries. Usually he gets a lot of yards but it takes a lot of carries for him to get there. We are proud of him; he had some good blocking upfront. Both the offense and the defense both played well against Shelby County. I was pleased the way we finished up right there.”
This is Floyd’s second time earning Player of the Week honors. He earned the award for his 154-yard performance in limited action against John Carroll on week four.
Floyd is having a career year on the ground for the Aggies. The senior tailback has 1,067 yards and 17 touchdowns through nine games this season.
“That was one of my goals coming into the season,” Floyd said. “My goal was get over 1,000 rushing yards, have a winning season and make it to the playoffs. So far two of those goals have been accomplished. I also want us to be the first team to get out the first round of the playoffs since 1998. I worked so hard in the summer for this and it is finally paying off.”
Floyd and the Aggies are focused on the task at hand which is inner city rival B.B.Comer, but he is elated about making it back to the postseason.
For the second time in as many years, the Tigers and the Aggies are both in the postseason. Floyd knows that B.B. Comer is coming into Legion Stadium looking for the upset against Sylacauga. Comer hasn’t defeated Sylacauga since the 2000 season.
“It is going to be a big game, because both teams made it to the playoffs for the second year in a row,” Floyd said. “They are hyped up and think that they are going to beat us. We are hyped up about it. It is kind of like the Childersburg game. It is a big in-city rivalry. We are trying to keep the streak going. They haven’t beat us since the year before I started kindergarten.”