Good evening folks and welcome to yet another interesting weather night here on Friday Football Extra.
For the second straight Friday night, rain has caused several key early season showdowns to be shelved until later in the weekend.
The Patrick Henry-Amherst Co. game at Victory Stadium was postponed tonight until 11 Monday Morning.
And William Fleming's scheduled game with GW Danville tonight in southside was moved to tomorrow night at 7:30.
The rest of the Roanoke Valley district's members did play tonight knowing that conditions may not improve later in the weekend.
We begin tonight in the Mount where the Billy Miles revitalization project staged chapter two as Franklin County hosted Magna Vista.
[SUPER=51-Rocky Mount/Magna Vista vs. Franklin Co.; :00]
Well sort of!
If mud bogging is your thing - Cy Dillon Stadium was the place to be.
Several inches of rain, thunder and lightning forced the postponement of this game, as well.
The Warriors had no trouble making it up from Ridgeway.
But getting off the bus and on the field was an entirely different story.
The game was called right after pregame warmups.
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[SUPER=50-Joe Beckelheimer/Magna Vista Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Billy Miles/Franklin Co. Head Coach; :21]
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Give the Franklin County faithful credit - they were out in force tonight and they are alreadymaking plans for the rescheduled contest tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Mount.
The Jefferson Forest Cavaliers played up for the second straight week .
Last Friday a wicked comeback fell just short against PH in the lightning, tonight the Cavs returned to Sabre Stadium to hook up with Cave Spring.
[SUPER=51-Forest/Cave Spring vs. Jeff. Forest;:00]
The Cavaliers came out of the lockeroom with a swagger, but it was Cave Spring that had the first chance to light up the scoreboard.
Number 99 Daniel Payne hauls in the pass from Jacob Lewis and he will dash down the sideline for a sizeable gain. But Cave fans feel his "Pain" as he is stripped of the ball by Mike Serro at the four yard line.
Three plays later with the ball now on the Cavalier 23 - Doug Jones turns the turnover into a 12 point swing as he scores running down the right sideline. He breaks a few tackles and eventually motors his way 77 yards for the TD. It's 7-to-nothing Cavs.
But the Knights would come back. From their own 41, Lewis rolls out and finds a seam. he heads up field and picks up the first down.
[SUPER=52-Cave Spring/14/Jefferson Forest/7;]
The Knights would score 14 unanswered points to win it 14-to-7 and move to 2 and 0 on the season.
Fellow Roanoke Valley district member Pulaski County is back!
The Cougars shattered Glass tonight in the Hill City in a game that changed venues twice this week, before settling at City Stadium.
Steve mason has more.
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[SUPER=50-Rose Flaugher/EC Glass Athletic Director.; :15]
[SUPER=50-Alan Wheeling/1 TD Pass, 1 Rushing;]
[SUPER=50-Jonathan Anderson/Pulaski Defensive Back; 1:10]
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[SUPER=50-John Davis/Scored 1 TD; 1:48]
[SUPER=50-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Head Coach; 1:57]
[SUPER=50-Dennis Peters/Glass Head Coach; 2:04]
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The postponement of that big Danville-Fleming game tonight, gave us a chance to head up 58 to Dry Fork, where the Tunstall Trojans hosted Heritage.
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The clouds were heavy in Pittsylvania as the rain also tried to make it's mark at this contest.
In the first quarter, Heritage will face a fourth down from its own 25. The punt is blocked and Doug Durham recovers the rock and takes it in for the touchdown. It's 6-to-nothing Trojans.
In the second, Heritage will find itself backed up again. This time the Pioneers fumble the ball over to Tunstall. The Trojans take over on the 13 yard line.
Two plays later, Brandon Hairston will hit Kevin Adkins for the 8 yard touchdown. It's 12-to-nothing Trojans at the half. But they fade in the second half and Heritage wins it 13 to 12.
The first set of highlights are history, but there's much more to come as we check in on William Byrd's season opener, and travel to Botetourt, Ringgold and Martinsville.
But first here are some scores from week two and the ____ marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Amherst Co./Mon./Patrick Henry/11a.m.;]
[SUPER=64-William Fleming/Sat./G.W. Danville/7:30;]
[SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./34/E.C. Glass/14;]
[SUPER=64-Cave Spring/14/Jefferson Forest/7;]
The Friday Football Extra gravy train now rolls into the Dog House in Vinton
where two geographic rivals linked by route 24 met at Bob Patterson Stadium. Staunton River was looking to find out if it was as good as advertised last week, while Byrd was anxious to open up its season.
[SUPER=51-Moneta/Staunton River vs. William Byrd;:00]
The Byrd cheerleaders were all fired up for this 2000 campaign to get started.
But the Golden Eagle bomb, Jermaine Moyer would blow up again in the opening quarter. His 66 yard run on third down would turn into a touchdown as he puts the Eagles in front 7-to-nothing.
But Byrd would show some offensive flash of its own as Marcus Engligh works his way in fron the 12. And the Terriers are in front 7-to-6.
But beware of the team that possessed Moyer. This time he gets up on his
[SUPER=52-Staunton River/28/William Byrd/22;]
high horse and gallops 52 yards to paydirt to put Staunton River on top 13-to-12 at the half. The Golden Eagles win 28-to-22.
The Lord Botetourt Cavaliers turned it loose tonight at home as the Glenvar Highlanders got an eyeful of their run and shoot offense.
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It was opening night at Ford's theatre in Daleville.
Already down 32-to-nothing at halftime, Glenvar would finally find a way to score as the Highlanders get the ball to Anthony Hackett - who outruns the Botetourt defense for Glenvar's only score of the night.
But it was the other Anthony that owned this game. Anthony Ford passes to Jared White, who will complete the 37 yard scoring play as the Cavaliers extend thier advantage to 38-to-6.
Later in the final half, Ford would do it again. This time the defense almost has him trapped, so he decides to run - but NO!! He stops, takes a step back and
hit Nathan Wright moving the ball all the way down to the one.
Botetourt would punch in the score and win it 45-to-6.
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[SUPER=50-Anthony Ford/389 Total Yards & 6 TDs; ;00]
[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; ]
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Time now to head back into the Piedmont region where the Mother Nature decided to deliver a few blows to the traditional Martinsville-Bassett battle.
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The chain gang was able to wrap up its work early as the Bengals were unable to host the big traditional rivals.
As neither team ever made it out of its respective lockeroom.
A deluge of rain, more thunder and lightning rolled through the area just before kickoff at Ed Bassett Stadium.
Fans headed home a little disapointed , but they will get to use their tickets next Friday night when these two make up the game in Bassett.
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[IN Q=WE'VE HAD...]
[SUPER=50-Lisa Black/Bassett Athletic Director; :00]
[OUT Q=...want that to happen."]
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While is poured rain in Henry County, Patrick County and Dan River were showered with points in Pittsylvania County.
[SUPER=51-Ringgold/Patrick Co. vs. Dan River; :00]
We pick this wild one up in the fourth, with Patrick County on the comeback trail down 17-to-9.
The Cougars Kirk Renegar hands off to Gerren Carter who takes it almost untouched up the sideline for a 54 yard score. It's suddenly 17-to-17 after the successful two point conversion.
Ken Meadors would watch his lead evaporate in regulation and take his chance in overtime.
In the OT - Dan River's Jason Murphy hands off to Keith Harris, who goes straight up the middle for the touchdown. The Wildcats would kick the conversion.
Patrick County would have a chance to tie and win and Renegar scores from
[SUPER=52-Patrick Co./23/Dan River/24/Overtime;]
the 3. But the two point conversion is stopped and Dan River escapes with the
A check on the Three Rivers battle for early season supremecy is coming up as Floyd takes on Giles.
Plus, unbeatens Radford and George Wythe square-off.
But right now we need to digest a few more scores and take a listen to the EC Glass marching band.
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[SUPER=64-Bath Co./41/James River/0;]
[SUPER=64-Patrick Co./23/Dan River/24;]
[SUPER=64-North Cross/21/Hugenot Academy/7;]
Time now to motor up into the New River Valley where four unbeatens played in two of that area's marquee games this evening.
Giles and Floyd - two teams that needed parental guidance when they met last season in Floyd - tried to be more civil tonight.
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Tonight, the Buffaloes and Spartans rekindled their bad blood feud in Pearisburg, but Giles would dominate on the field and give folks little to argue over this evening.
Already on top 22-to-7, Giles would get into the end zone as Adam Brown scores from a dozen yards out and it's now a 28-to-7 Spartan advantage.
Floyd's offense would struggle all night long as Isaac Spence gets nailed form behind and he loses the ball. Giles recovers.
The Spartans would then cap and eight play drive as Cooney Ratcliffe lofts
the pass to Justin Williams to cap off the 34-to-7 win and avenge last year's loss to the Buffs.
Fellow Three Rivers district member Radford was back home tonight at Bobcat stadium taking the George Wythe Maroons.
Both teams were victorious in their openers last week.
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And my what a difference a week makes as the Bobcats enter the stadium this week without any lighting in site - only a humid battle to fight.
The Maroons wasted little time turning up the heat a little more as Grizzly Parks takes the pitch around the right side and he's off to the races the Bobcats can't catch him Parks gets to the zone from 60 yards out to make it 6 to nothing Maroons.
The Maroons again would convert following a Radford fumble Parks completes a 7 play drive to make it 12 to nothing George Wythe.
G.W. would attempt a 2 point conversion as quarterback Charlie Clark comes around the end trying to reach the zone but hold on to your head the Bobcats stop him. George Wythe win it 12-to-3.
The Liberty-Chatham game was originally scheduled to be played in Chatham, but it was moved to Bedford County by mid-week.
[SUPER=51-Bedford/Chatham vs. Liberty; :00]
The Minutemen were getting pumped up on their home field leading 7-to-nothing in the third.
Early in the quarter with the ball deep in their own territory, Liberty running back Chase Andrews blasts through the line and outruns the Cavalier defenders all the way to the house for the 89 yard touchdown run. It's now 14-to-nothing.
Early in the fourth, the Cavs would make a little noise of their own.
From the Liberty 30, Marc White rolls left and finds J.T. Hyler behind the Minutmen defenders. He will get in the for the score to make it 14-to-8.
Andrews would respond on the first play from srimmage with a 44 yard sprint to the endzone. He finished with 396 yards rushing on 29 carries. The Minutemen win tonight by a score of 26-to-8.
More highlights are on the way as we make a move to Buchanan, Covington, Buena Vista and Roanoke County.
But first the rest of the week two scores and Liberty High School Band.
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[SUPER=64-Northwood/14/P.H. Glade Spring/0;]
[SUPER=64-Magna Vista/Mon./Franklin Co./7:30;]
[SUPER=64-Staunton River/28/William Byrd/22;]
Welcome back to the program known as Friday Football Extra.
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It's season 17, and time to meet two more of the new coaches for this season as travel down to James River where the Knights got Charged up Bath County in a Pioneer district battle.
[SUPER=51-Buchanan/Bath Co. vs. James River; :00]
New Knights head coach Toby Peter would get an eyeful and more of his counterpart Chris Jones from Bath.
With the Chargers already on top 6-to-nothing, Jacob Phillips will hand off to Michael Bush, who takes it in the house from nine yards out. It's 12-to-nothing.
James River tries to gfet it going, but Marlon Rickman is dropped for the 14 yard loss by the Bath defense.
Later after a James River turnover, Phillips hands off again, and this time
_____- goes down the left side, past the defense as he picks up 60 yards before being brought down.
[SUPER=52-Bath Co./41/James River/0;]
Bath would score again as _____ gets in the endzone and Bath wins it 41 to 0.
And no that's not a misprint, just a mismatch.
Another first year head coach in the area was in the spotlight tonight for Rockbridge County as the Wildcats traveled to Covington to meet the Cougars.
[SUPER=51-Covington/Rockbridge Co. vs. Covington;:00]
The Wildcats' first year field boss Billy Mills was all juiced up for tonight's battle with the Cougars.
His Wildcats would go up seven to nothing and then add a few more as the snap sails over Jerome Johnson's head into the endzone. He should have run out of the back of the endzone, but instead he tried to bring it out and was smotthered at the three.
On the very next play, the Wildcats would claw in from the three yard line, as Tim Galford goes up the middle for the TD. It's now 13-to-nothing.
Covington would answer back with #27 Michael Allen spinning his way into the endzone on the two yard score. It's now
The start of the second quarter would see Rockbridge County make another statement as Jonathan Wilson hits Aaron Hubbard in the corner of the endzone with
the score. It's 21-to-7
Rockbridge County wins the battle of big cats tonight 42 to 20.
Another Blue Ridge-Pioneer hookup tonight was at Camden Field in Buena Vista where first year head coach Ron Loy took his first steps onto the surface where so many legendary Parry McCluer teams of the past had passed.
[SUPER=51-Buena Vista/Alleghany vs. Parry McCluer;]
Alleghany's Mark Keith was looking to make a mark of his own on this field, and his Mounties would try to break the game wide open in the third.
C.W. Clements comes up the middle of the field and breaks free, heading down the left sidelne and into the endzone for the score. The 57 yard dash for cash would make the score 21-to-nothing Mounties with 6:54 to go in the third.
Alleghany's defense would not to be overshadowed by the offense as Dewayne Washington picks off the Eric Dudley pass and take it back to the Blues' 36 yard line.
Michael Jack would finish the scoring as he takes the handoff and doesn't stop until he gets to the Kenny Burger on the south end of town as the Mounties get their first win of the season.
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[IN Q="It's a good win...]
[SUPER=50-Mark Keith/Alleghany Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=...get these corrected."]
Finally tonight, the North Cross Raiders opened their 2000 campaign with a victory today as they hosted Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot Academy from Powahatan.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Hugenot Academy vs. North Cross; :00]
The Raiders were anxious to show folks that the winning ways of old were back in style.
Tri-captain Charlie Glenn scores from the six yard line on the pitch from Steven Morse. The Raiders break on top 6-to-nothing.
Next time, Patrick Arbo would hand off to Daniel Mirenda, who gets in from the five to make it a 12-to-nothing game.
[SUPER=52-Hugenot Academy/7/North Cross/21;]
Mirenda also gets the two point conversion. The Raiders win it 21-to-7.
The Super-7 and a chance to meet our first player of the week for the 2000 season is coming up right after this. You're watching Friday Football Extra on Your Hometown Station.
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Welcome back folks as we get set to unveil the the Super 7 for week number two of the season.
The rain tonight certainly had an effect on things for the second straight week, but here we go -
[SUPER=65-Salem/1-0/Pulaski Co./2-0/Franklin Co./1-0/William Fleming/1-0/Staunton River/2-0/George Wythe/2-0/Cave Sprin
Salem is off tonight and stays number one. The Spartans get number two Pulaski County next Friday night!
Franklin County and Fleming stay in but will have to win tomorrow in thier postponed games to remain in the poll.
Staunton River, George Wythe and Cave Spring round out the Super 7.
And the pollbuster tonight is Liberty - the Minutemen under Scott Abell are 2-and-0 after whipping Chatham. [SUPER=#
I know there has never been a time in the 17 year history of this program when the Bedford County schools opened the season like this. Staunton River and Liberty both 2-and-0 and Jefferson Forest 0-and-2
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Our first player of the week of the 2000 season seems to already be in midseason form.
The Staunton River Golden Eagles ran away with their season opener against Altavista and Jermaine Moyer led the flock.
Denise Allen tells us what has inspired him
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[SUPER=51-Moneta/August 25th; :00]
[SUPER=50-Jermaine Moyer/342 yards & 4 TDs; :23]
[SUPER=50-Bob Gray/Staunton River Head Coach; :44]
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[SUPER=59-Denise Allen; 1:28]
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(( Friday, August 25th was a special night for Staunton River High School.
One of its favorite sons had return home.
On this night, Virginia Tech's Jarrett Ferguson had his high school jersey retired.
The celebration didn't stop there as the Golden Eagles mounted a 47-18 win over Altavista.
One Eagle felt he had something to prove to Jarrett Ferguson.
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And here's what Jermaine showed his mentor.
342 yards rushing on 13 carries and four TD's.
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The off season was a time of growth for Jermaine both mentally and physically.
The four year starter on the football team and key ingredient on Staunton River's basketball team ran for track this past spring.
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Jermaine did not play most of the second half of last Friday's game, but he still had an impact on his team from the sideline.
Considered a leader even as a freshman, the senior had finally embraced the role.
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Advice he gives to his freshman teammates. But most likely they follow his example.
Coach Gray says Jermaine is a quiet leader who lets his playing to the talking.
Denise Allen Friday Football Extra.))
Thanks Denise. That's it for tonight's edition of Friday Football Extra.
We'll be back in the house next Friday night at 11:35.
Don't forget tomorrow night highlights and postgame from Tech, UVa, VMI and Ferrum.
Plus, Sunday the NFL is back on Your Hometown Station with the first weekend of the regular season. Doubleheader action comes your way Sunday with the Steelers-Ravens and the Jets Packers.
Take care everybody and thanks for spending part of your Friday night with us.
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