CLOSER LOOK: Citrus Hill’s Devin Floyd

Perris Citrus Hill senior Devin Floyd ran for 214 yards and three TDs in Week 2. / Photo by DENNIS POPE

Perris Citrus Hill senior Devin Floyd rushed for 214 yards and three TDs in a Week 2 win. / Photo by DENNIS POPE

Take a closer look at Perris Citrus Hill senior Devin Floyd and you’ll see the Hawks’ only offensive standout to not ask me about his stats in Week 2.

JuQuan Blackwell was the first to ask. He was seemingly disappointed when he found out his two catches went for just under 50 combined yards.

Then QB Elijah Matthews approached and was looking at my clipboard. He asked, ‘Are you keeping passing stats?’ and was about to ask another question when the Hawks defense forced a turnover and he had to jump back on the field.

But not Floyd, who was teased by Blackwell for NOT caring about his stats.

“Stats?!?” Floyd barked incredulously. “I’ve barely touched the ball.”

And he was right. Floyd got just 12 carries but produced 214 yards and three touchdowns as Citrus Hill downed Riverside Arlington, 56-21, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

We caught up with Floyd after the game.

FOMB: After the loss to Murrieta Valley last week Coach Zomalt said there’s a quality still missing from this team. What do you think that is?

Floyd: “We have to be more turned-up. In practice we need to and we can’t come out and under-estimate anybody. We need to come out every game and go our hardest. Just do what we have to do and everybody do their job and we can win every time.”

FOMB: What’s the level of pressure, internally, within the program?

DF: “There’s a lot of pressure with Citrus Hill’s history. They’ve always had a history of winning and we got to come out here and we got to add to that history. We got to be a big class, ourselves.”

FOMB: What’s the biggest obstacle for this team to achieve its goals?

DF: “All the seniors need to act like this is the last game that they’re going to play.”

If there’s a lack of seriousness, or attention to detail, or whatever in the Citrus Hill football program it’s not because of or in any way attributed to Floyd.

He’s barely touched the ball.

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