PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Were it not for a holding call that pulled back a 31-yard run on the first play of the game, 2016 Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill running back Isaiah Floyd would have broken the 200-yard all-purpose mark in the Senior Night win over San Ramon (Calif.) California, but, instead, he just had to settle for 187, including a 39-yard interception return and a 23-yard touchdown catch that helped secure a 21-14 win over the Grizzlies.
“That was an emotional game, man,” Floyd said. “Every single day, we work hard on this field, and it paid off.”
The interception led directly to Floyd’s touchdown grab on a fade from SMU-bound Kyle Kearns, breaking a 7-7 tie in the third quarter.
“It was a coverage sack, our D-line got in there, he threw it, and I was just in position to get it,” Floyd said.
The tough, hard-running 2016 running back was not deterred early when his first run was called back, not with three Pac-12 coaches in the stands.
“We just keep going,” Floyd said. “It’s just one play. We keep on going, keep pushing, and it paid off.”
Two of those coaches were California head coach Sonny Dykes and receivers coach Rob Likens, who were also on hand to watch Matt Snyder and Isaiah Langley.
“I’ve been talking to Cal, Missouri, mainly talking to Cal, and Washington a little bit, and San Diego State and San Jose State,” said Floyd. “Cal’s been the most active with me, so far. I saw them here. All my life, I’ve grown up watching the Bears. It’s exciting.”
Floyd said that he thinks Cal is very close to an offer.
“I just sent out my tape, and they said they liked what they saw, and they wanted to come see my game,” Floyd said.