Welcome one and all to another edition of the program known as Friday Football Extra.
The temperature took a bit of drop tonight in some areas, and the rain stayed away and week number four of the season was almost picture perfect by kickoff.
We begin tonight with the team that defined perfection last week, the Pulaski County Cougars. A week after thrashing Salem, and two weeks after shattering Glass, the Cougars closed out the last phase of their early season cameo as the road warrior in Bluefield, West Virginia against the Beavers.
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The Pulaski County Cougars took their undefeated record and lots of fans to fabled Mitchell Stadium for this encounter.
The Beavers would get the ball to start the game, but Pulaski County's defense was tough early. Gordon Cross lays the smack down on Jarrod Sudduth on this play.
On the Cougars' first possession Josh Calfee would heat up the night as he goes 23 yards for the touchdown giving the Pulaski fans reason to get excited.
The Cougars would do it all over again on their next possession as Frank Cobbs rumbles into the zone from 8 yards out giving Pulaski a 14 to nothing lead and the rout is on - or is it?
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Bluefield would surprise the Cougars' defense on a 14 play drive capped by this 3 yard touchdown by Lamar Bennett to make it 14 to 7. But Pulaski stays unbeaten with the 49 to 21 win. The Cougars host GW Danville next Friday.
A week after getting shelled in their own house, the Salem Spartans looked to regroup on the road against yet another of their big non-district rivals, the Cave Spring Knights at Dwight Bogle Stadium.
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Second year head coach Ben Foutz knows exactly what a win over Salem would mean to his program and the Cave Spring community.
We pick it up tied at 9 heading to the third. From the Salem 35, Jacob Lewis, the Cave Spring quarterback connects with Michael Brammer for TD to put Cave on top 16-to-9 with 7:30 to go in the third.
Salem would try to come back. The Spartans go for it on fourth and two and David Christianson converts the gutsy call with the pass to Jeremy Shelor to keep the drive alive.
With just over five minutes to go Salem would complete the comeback drive with Christianson hooking up with Keith Rochford. The 26 yard scoring strike makes it 19-to-16 Salem.
But the Knights behind Lewis would march right back at the Spartans.
Faced with a 3rd and 15 from the Salem 44, Lewis drops back and finds Daniel Payne, who makes the catch and dashes in from for the winning score.
And in the same week Cave Spring alums Tiki and Ronde Barber make NFL history, the Knights
get one of the biggest wins in school history - knocking off Salem 23-to-19 to move to 4-to-0.
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Perhaps our next contest was the best game on paper for this week number four of the season as undefeated Patrick Henry traveled into southside to tangle with the once-beaten G.W. Danville Eagles.
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The Patriots were on top in this one 21-to-14 and it stayed that way until late into the fourth quarter.
GW's Demar Fitzgerald pitches to Micah Knight, and he runs across the field, dodges somes tackles and takes is down the sideline for a 20 yard pick up as the Eagles look to come back.
He would cap off the drive by diving in to finish the 10 yard TD and force the overtime. We're all tied up at 21-a piece and headed to overtime.
The captains would meet for the toss and GW would win it and defer.
PH would be up to the challenge as the Patriots' Adam Peters hits the field goal to put the Patriots on top 24-to-21.
GW would have a chance to force a second overtime, but the Eagles'
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field goal attempt sails wide to the left. Patrick Henry improves to 4-and-0 with the 24-to-21 overtime win, while GW loses for the second time this season.
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Pulaski County wasn't the only Roanoke Valley district member to get a taste of wild and wonderful West Virginia tonight.
The Colonels entertained Wyoming East high school tonight.
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The Colonels were in hurry to get on the field tonight, maybe they should have taken their time.
In the first quarter, Wyoming East's big back James "Tank" Tunstalle slams in from the four yard line and the Colonels fall behind 6-to-nothing early.
The visitors would continue to make themselves at home at Victory Stadium as Justin Grogg runs it in up the middle to make it 13-to-nothing in favor of the Warriors.
The "Tank" would continue to make his mark on the Colonels as he goes up the right side and
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scores from 10 yards out as the Colonels lose their second game of the season faling to Wyoming East 19 to 0.
The first set of highlights are now over plenty more are on the way including a visit with Steve Mason - who was at tonight's Northside, Brookville battle a Viking Stadium.
But first let's get in step with the Fleming Colonels marching band at Victory Stadium.
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Welcome back one and all to Friday Football Extra - especially former Friday Football Extra stars Lamar Cobb, Lee Suggs and the gang checking us out of the eve of tomorrow's Big East opener for the Hokies with Rutgers.
It's time to check in on oneof the more intriguing matchups of week four.
Two once beaten teams Northside and Brookville hooked up at Viking field looking to define their futures.
Steve Mason and photographer Rich Maxey have our highlights.
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The battle of Botetourt was waged tonight in Buchanan, althought considering the opposite directions in which Lord Botetourt and James River were headed after their early games - this did not look to be much of a battle.
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And in fact it would turn out to be an easy night at the office for coach Tony Hart.
We pick it up with the Cavs on top 35-to-nothing and crusing. Anthony Ford and Jared White hook up on this 22 yard TD play. It's now 42-to-nothing Lord Botetourt in the third quarter.
In the fourth, Daniel Perkins would run it in from 28 yards out - and that dash would expand the lead to 48-to-nothing in favor of the visitors.
The Knights would keep plugging away, to their credit, and Marlon Rickman would manage to score on this short QB sneak.
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James River would add two more on the conversion.
But this one ends up 48-to-8. Not a misprint - just a mismatch.
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Bragging right in Rockbridge County were also up for grabs tonight as the Wildcats played host to Parry McCluer.
Both teams came in with first year head coach, but the Blues came in with an un-Buena Vista like 0-and-3 record.
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This would be the Wildcats first home game of the 2000 season after playing their first two at R.E. Lee and Covington.
And the Wildcats would come out firing as Jonathon Wilson hands off to Tim Galford to open the scoring for the Cats with this zig zagging 19 yard run. It's 7-to-nothing after the completion of the 64 yard drive.
The Wildcats would go up top in the second quarter with this pass from Wilson to George Tyler. The play moves the ball down to the Blues 23 yard line.
Two plays after that Wilson hits Matt Fix with the TD toss.
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Buena Vista has the Blues and so does Parry McCluer as Rockbridge County gets the 35-to-nothing shutout.
The Blue Ridge met the Piedmont tonight in Bassett as the Bengals tangled with the Terriers of William Byrd. Bassett opened play tonight in desperate need of a win.
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The Terriers came out in the second half of this one with a 28 to nothing lead on the Bengals.
Byrd would open the third with a nice drive. From the 30 and with the lead, freshman Jeff Highfill drops back and throws downfield to Corey Bush who makes the diving catch at the cone! The Terriers take a 35-to-nothing lead.
The Bengals would finally get a break early in the fourth. Trequan Hairston calls on Cesar Tatum who takes it off the left side, breaks a tackle and scores on the 30 yard jaunt to prevent the shutout. It's 35-to-6.
Byrd would come right back, moving the ball to the 18 as Kenny Bowen takes the handoff and breaks to the outside. He takes a big hit at the one foot line.
And Byrd came up empty.
But Bowen would get redemption as he scores from 13 yards out as Byrd whips Bassett 42-to-6.
Two more unbeatens are in the spotlight tonight as we check in on Eastern Montgomery and Dan River.
But first more score and more music from the Northside Vikings marching band.
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Time to check in on one of the great success stories of this 2000 campaign.
If you were with News 7 on Thursday night you got to see the amazing turnaourn of the Eastern Montgomery Mustangs.
Last year this school was Shawsville and it was 0-and-10.
But this year the Mustangs came in tonight unbeaten at 3-and-0.
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It was homecoming for the Bears tonight as Laura Bridges was crowned queen right before the Bears tried to crown the "Stangs."
The Bears were down 6-to-nothing at the half, but they controlled the clock in the third with Casey Elliott doing most of the running.
Elliott would seal the deal on this one yard punch as the game is tied at 14-all in the third.
The Mustangs would hold on the final two minutes of the third and answer Bland with a 55 yard drive that was culminated by the Jamie Harris TD. It's now 22-to-14 Eastern Montgomery in the fourth.
But Bland would refuse to fold in this one as Elliott gets the call again.
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This time he scores from 18 yards away. Bland trailed 22-to-20.
Eastern Montgomery wins by that same score.
Another of the unbeatens and a current member of the Super 7, the Piedmont's Dan River Wildcats tried to keep it rolling at home against the Chatham Cavaliers.
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The Wildcats trotted onto the field in front of the home folks in Ringgold tonight but then started slowly.
Chatham's Marc White drops back and passes to Skylar Tarpley for the 40 yard gain. Tarpley does a nice job of coming back against the grain to put the Cavaliers in scoring position in the first.
Several plays later, White keep on the three yard run to make it 8-to-0 after the two point conversion.
Dan River would finally come alive in the second quarter as Jason Murphy keeps up the middle for the one yard score to cut the lead to 8-to-7.
The Wildcats and Murphy would do it again as Murphy passes to Lamont
Royal for the 9 yard score. Dan River gets the 2 and the win tonight beating Chatham 26 to 16 to improve to 4-and-0.
Twp teams with playoff aspirations when the season began met tonight in Highlander Heaven as Glenvar hosted Three Rivers rival Floyd County.
Both teams came in having already experienced the nasty taste of defeat this season.
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The Buffs were the opposition, but Glenvar's focus tonight was on wishing principal Mike Sisler a speedy recovery. He was recently injured in a motorcycle accident.
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On the opening kickoff, Derrick Williams has trouble gaining control of the ball. But as is often the case on plays like this - he will gather himself and catch the kick ocver team out of position. Williams goes 86 yards down the far side for the score. It's 6-to-nothing Glenvar.
Glenvar would keep rolling with Brandon Carroll tossing out to the right side to Williams on a second and 10 from the 21 yard line. The play ends up being a TD and it's now 12-to-nothing after the missed two point try.
With 3:28 left in the first quarter, Glenvar does it again with Carroll throwing to Anthony Hackett. He will break a number of tackles on a stellar run as he scores. Glenvar gets the 2 and it's now 20-to-nothing.
Carroll and Hackett would combine forces for another first half score.
As the Highlanders prove that playing the double A members toughened them up as they beat Floyd 55-to-6.
The coinclusion of the week four highlights is now in sight.
We'll finish up with three more games and later tonight the latest Super 7.
But first theCave Spring Knights marching band.
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Time now for a trip into Central Virginia where tonight the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers
and Amherst County Lancers got together at City Stadium looking to get their respective seasons back on track after some rough time in the early going this year.
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Lancers coach Mickey Crouch having a little question and answer session with one of the officials..
10-7 Amherst at the half, but Glass would take the opening kickoff of the second half and drive right down the field.. Adrian Herndon punching it in from two yards out and it's 14-10 Hilltoppers..
Their next possession, Glass having to punt, but Dominic Garland smacks it down and Michael Clark will pick it up and scamper 35 yards for the score.. Lancers back on top 17 to 14..
Toppers would answer back though, it's Herndon again, this time from ten yards out and E.C. Glass regains the lead with 9:40 left in the game..
Amherst had two shots to win it.. they fall short here on fourth and goal from the four- yard line with three minutes to go..
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And then the last gasp, Chris Williams is picked off by A.J. Whitted with twelve seconds left and E.C. Glass holds on for the 21 to 17 victory over Amherst.
The Liberty Minutemen and Franklin County Eagles got together tonight in Bedford.
Both of these teams opend the season by going 2-and-0 only to suffer their first losses of the season last week.
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Nice night for some football over in Minuteman country...
Pick up the action in the first quarter, Fletcher Miller punting for Liberty.. gets a lot of air under this one.. when it finally comes down it slips out of Jerren Wade's hands.. Will Sloan is johnny-on-the- spot for Liberty and they've got the ball back on the Eagles' 14- yard line..
Two plays later and they go to--not Chase Andrews but Joey Salvia, the big senior breaks through the line and scores from ten yards out, 7- nothing Liberty..
Mistakes would plague both teams early on.. Franklin County's Daniel Bowles on the keeper, but he can't keep the ball.. it pops out, and after the scrum, Franklin County hangs on but the drive would stall..
Liberty's kicking game was working early on, Ben Melton converts the 32- yarder to make it 10-zip.. that was all
they needed as the Minutemen pitch the shutout 24- nothing..[Magna Vista]
Finally tonight we close out the week four highlight reel in Ridgeway with yey another non-district encounter between the Magna Vista Warriors and the Heritage Pioneers.
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The Warriors and first year field boss Joe Beckelheimer had his Warriors fired up for their battle with the Pioneers.
Magna Vista's Alexay Hairston fakes, rolls out to the near side of the field and finds John Lieteau, who pulls in the rock and completes the 20 yard scoring play. It's 8-to-nothing Warriors.
But before the quarter would end, the Pioneers would answer back. Quarterback Joey White calls his own number and punches it in from the two. It's 8-to-6.
Early in the second quarter Heritage would add a 26 yard field goal to the scoreboard to take the lead with a 9-to-8 advantage.
But on the next possession from the 8, Magna Vista's Hairston hands off to Lieteau who bounces outside, around the end and into the endzone to make it a 16-to-9 game. The Warriors win it 30 to 23.
The new Super 7, plus the latest poll buster and one of the easiest player of the week selections ever are all on the way.
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Welcome back folks as we get set to open up the the Super 7 for week number four of this fast moving season.
For the fourth consecutive week their is more movement in the poll, but the top four teams are still standing tall.
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Pulaski County outgunned Bluefield tonight to move to 4-and-0.
Giles hammered Auburn, PH and Cave Spring got huge wins over GW Danville and Salem.
Unbeatens Rustburg, Dan River and Lord Botetourt round out the Super 7
And the pollbuster tonight is Eastern Montgomery. The Mustangs are 4-to-0.
Welcome back folks to Friday Football Extra.
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Last season Frank Cobbs was limited to playing only defense.
But this season Cobbs is off to one heck of a start on offense from his
fullback position in the Pulaski County Wing T.
Last Friday night he had a coming out party against the Salem Spartans to earn our player of the week honor.
Roy Stanley has his story.
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((Last year a shoulder injury in the pre-season sidelined the talented fullback for four weeks.
Then the rest of the year Cobbs wore a shoulder brace that limited him to playing only defense.))
((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH:))
((FRANK COBBS/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((Cobbs spent the off seaason working on the physcial and mental part of his game.
And last Friday night in Salem, the six foot 1 200 pound fullback rushed for 293 yards and five yards as the Cougars ended the Spartans 29 game win streak in Salem.))
((The individual honors are fine but Cobbs is a team player first.
However, the Cougar senior has set some individual goals and he's right on track to reach those goals during the regular season.))
((The team goal for Cobbs is to lead the Cougars through a successful regular season and a shot a state championship.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
Thanks Roy that does it for this edition of Friday Football Extra.
Tomorrow on News 7 at 11 we'll have your college highlights from games involving Tech, UVa, and Ferrum, plus the first ever Virginia Education Classic at victory Stadium that kicks off at four tomorrow afternoon.
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Plus, the football action on Your Hometown Station this weekend is hot, as well. Tennessee and Florida hook up tomorrow at three in Knoxville.
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While the NFL action on Sunday has the Bills battling the Jets at one.
Take care folks and have a safe weekend.
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