Good evening one and all and welcome to yet another jam packed edition of Friday Football Extra.
14 games on the menu tonight, including a meaty Three Rivers entre coming up a little bit later from Highlander Heaven.
But we start things off tonight with our number one ranked team in the Super 7 - the Pulaski County Cougars.
The Cougars played their fourth road game of the season tonight, as they made what is certain to be their final trek to South Boston to tangle with the Halifax County Comets.
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Pulaski's Alan Wheeling will hand off to Frank Cobbs - who bangs in from the one yard line to make it 6-to-nothing Cougars.
Halifax would make things interesting at one point in the first as Justin Shepperd hands off to Alonzo Coleman and he will score from five yards out to put the Comets in front of Pulaski 7-to-6.
But the party atmosphere was short-lived.
Pulaski opens the second quarter with Cobbs going 40 yards straight up the middle. He eventually will find the endzone and the Cougars regain the advantage taking a 13-to-7 lead.
Just before the half, Josh Calfee will take it to the far sideline for the score.
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They also get the two point conversion and the easy win!
Pulaski County stays perfect with a 45-to-7 win.
One of the other unbeatens from the Roanoke Valley district coming into tonight, the Cave Spring Knights played their second district game tonight.
This past Saturday the Knights beat Fleming and tonight they looked to make life miserable for Franklin County.
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Billy Miles, who two years was very close to taking over the Cave Spring program came in tonight facing an uphill fight.
Talented Knights' quarterback Jacob Lewis will close out the first half scoring as he connects with Tom Hagen for the TD. It's 27-to-nothing Cave at the half.
It would get worse with 2:57 left in the third. Lewis will pass to his left and find Brad Miller open in the endzone for the score. It's now 34-to-nothing and the rout is on.
The Eagles would then look to avoid the shutout as Jerron Wade takes the handoff up the middle for the score. It's now 34-to-7.
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The Eagles would get another tally with under two minutes to go on the Wade dash, but it's only cosmetic.
Cave remains perfect, as well with the 37-to-13 thrashing of the Eagles.
Not a misprint - just a mismatch.
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Two long-time non-district rivals, William Fleming and Albemarle got together tonight at Victory Stadium.
Both the Patriots and the Colonels will be dropping to the Group Two A ranks next season.
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But tonight they got together on senior night for the Colonels and the drum Corp was pumping it up!
The Colonels have a first and goal at the six, and Richard Barrett hands off to Demario Smith - and he takes it in the house by stretching out. It's 7-to-0 Colonels at that point.
But the Patriots answered back to start the second quarter. Quarterback Zach Drozza airs one out to Ryan Penick. He outjumps the defense and gets the 17 yard touchdown. It's now 7-all.
Then after the ensuinf kickoff the Colonels' Demetrius Grant. He bounces to the outside and finds some open air carrying the pill all the way down to the 8.
It's a 72 yard pick up for Grant.
A few plays later Barrett throws the ball, it's tipped, but right to Craig Calfee who pulls it in and scores to make it 14-to-7. But Fleming falls hard tonight 34-to-20.
Five sets of highlights are waiting on deck in the next portion of Friday Football Extra.
But right now let's head to South Boston and check on the Halifax County Comets marhcing band and get up to speed with the first grouping of scores from tonight.
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It's time now to check on tonight's Friday Football Extra game of the week.
The only remaining unbeatens in Three Rivers district competition met tonight in western Roanoke County as Glenvar under first year head coach Steve Magenbauer hosted 5-and-0 Giles - the number two team in the Super Seven.
Steve Mason has the story of tonight's battle for first place in the district.
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[SUPER=50-Carson Ward/262 Rushing Yards, 3 TD's; :28]
[SUPER=50-Cooney Ratcliffe/267 all Purpose Yards, 3 TD's; :58]
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[SUPER=50-Brandon Carroll/Scored TD for Glenvar; 1:48]
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One of ther true surprise teams of the first half of this 2000 campaign has to be Northside.
The Vikings opened Blue Ridge play last Friday by bashing Botetourt.
Tonight they looked to chalk up another win against Christiansburg.
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Jim Hickam and his Vikings were looking to stretch their 20-to-nothing first half lead as we pick things up in the third.
With the Blue Demons driving, quarterback Matt Crumpton will get sacked for a loss on third down. He would spend the rest of the game nursing a badly injured knee.
The Demons would try to get three out of the drive but Jeff Hawley just can't connect on the 38 yard boot for 3.
In the fourth, the Vikings Tommy Morgan would show his defensive prowess as he intercepts the Reed Arrington pass. He will scamper down the sideline 97 yards for the score.
Northside wins again to stay perfect in the Blue Ridge with the 27-to-nothing shutout.
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An interesting game on paper, at least, tonight in Salem as the Blacksburg Indians arrived at the Stadium.
Both the Tribe and the Spartans won their Blue Ridge openers last Friday night.
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It was homecoming in Salem as the Spartans welcomed the Andrew Lewis class of 1975 back to town for a little football and food.
In the second quarter with from their own 27, Jermaine Rogers break loose up the middle - and he will turn it up right through the gut of the defense and pick up 28 yards - looking a lot like his dad former Hokie great Phil Rogers.
Six plays later, Charlie Lewis will set up for the 38 yard field goal. And will drill it to make it 3-to-0 Blacksburg with 5:14 left in the half.
Salem would then take over an attempt to muster something in the two minute offense. One a second and 10, David Christianson finds Shawn Hefner for an 11 yard gain down to the Indians 35 yard line.
The Spartans would then decide to take a shot at the end zone, but Christianson's pass is picked off by Scott Sterrett.
The Indians led 3-to-nothing at the half.
But Salem comes back to eke out the 7-to-3 win.
Lord Botetourt and William Byrd had opened to challenge for the district title in the Blue Ridge season, and they still may do just that.
But tonight they both came into their always wicked rivalry in Vinton licking their wounds after district setbacks last week.
[SUPER=51-Vinton/Lord Botetourt vs. Wm. Byrd; :00]
The Terriers return to the field in the second half with a 14-to-7 lead on the Cavs.
But in the third, the Cavaliers got all the way down to the 13 yard line with Anthony Ford keeping on the play and scoring to make it a tie game at 14-all.
Still in the third with Byrd now on top 21-to-14 Botetourt has thethe ball at midfield. Ford rolls out on the option and the shuttle pass to Kevin Lyle will turn into a huge play as he breaks into the clear and dashes right at us. It's now a 21-all game.
Botetourt kept rolling in the fourth as Ford runs in another one after faking the pass. The Cavaliers take a 28-to-21 lead on the stunned Terriers.
Botetourt would close out the comeback as he takes off on an adlib scramble to run out the clock. But Austin Bousman was just too wide open to pass up. Ford
hits him with a TD toss in the
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closing seconds as Lord Botetourt comes back to beat Byrd 34-to-21.
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[SUPER=50-Tony Hart/Lord Botetourt Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=50-Anthony Ford/Lord Botetourt Quarterback; :14]
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Alleghany has been quietly making some noise this season in Low Moor.
The Mounties entered tonight contest in Rockbridge County against the Wildcats sporting a 3-and-1 record.
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The Wildcats were definitely jacked up for this war with the Mounties.
But there nothing like a big Terrell Givens' run to silence your bark.
He goes up the middle and gets attacked by a group of Wildcats.
But they can't get him down and he breaks off to the left side of the field and scores from 75 yards out as yet another coach gets in the way. 6-to-nothing Mounties.
Then with a minute and 45 seconds left in the first, Givens will give Rockbridge something else to think on - as he goes right, picks up steam and scores on another 75 yard jaunt. His per carry average is looking good and it's 12-to-nothing at the half.
On the first play from scrimmage in the third, Givens will get on the good foot one more time. This time he cutting back a little carrying the mail 70 yards instead of 75. After the two point conversion it's 20-nothing.
Rockbridge County would get one highlight tonight as George Tyler
gets the pick. But the Wildcats get the win 34 to 13.
Trips to Henry County and Bedford County are straight ahead on Friday Football Extra.
But we've only seen a portion of tonight's scores, so now let take a look and a listen with the help of the Glenvar Highlanders band.
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Welcome back ladies and gentlemen as we take a short your of the Piedmont district.
Traditional power Martinsville has been fading fast in recent weeks.
While Magna Vista under first year head coach Joe Beckleheimer has been steadily staking its claim as the team to beat in the district. Tonight the Warriors looked to get a piece of Fieldale-Collinsville.
[SUPER=51-Ridgeway/Fieldale-Coll. vs. Magna Vista; :00]
And the huge crowd in attendance would see the Warriors get more than just a piece.
After a FC fumble deep in their territory, the Warriors needed just four plays to score as Alexay Hairston goes in from the one to make it 7-to-nothing in the first.
On the next series, Deon Moore will fly in and block the Cavaliers' punt. The Warriors recover inside the FC 30 yard line.
Four plays later, Louis Taylor will takes it in the house from the three and it's now 14-to-nothing.
They would do their best to held the young kids in the audience work on the math skills tonight as they score 69 points and post the shutout.
Last week the Tunstall Trojans stated their case as the team to watch in the Piedmont by beating Dan River in the rain in a not so Dry Fork.
Tonight the Trojans traveled up route 58 to hook up with the Lancers of Laurel Park.
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The Laurel Park Lancers were looking to comeback in the third facing a 12-to-nothing defecit to the Trojans.
On the Lancers first possession of the third, Marcus Hairston goes around the end and he will pick up 15 yards moving the ball inside the Trojans' 20.
Four plays later - quarterback Marcus Manns caps an 8 play 66 yard drive as he scores from the three. It's now a 12-to-6 game in third.
Tunstall would answer with its own 8 play drive as quarteback Brandon
Hairston takes it in from the 15. It's 18-to-6.
The Trojans go on to win it 26-to-13.
The powerful Liberty Minutemen, who last week in the rain made a huge statement by knocking off defending state champ Brookville in their Seminole opener - looked to move to 2-and-0 in the district as county neighbor Jefferson Forest came calling.
[SUPER=51-Bedford/Jefferson Forest vs. Liberty; :00]
Success also means more fans in the stands - and the joint was jumping tonight.
Jefferson Forest quarterback Doug Jones hooks up with Chris Owen for a 12 yard gain down inside the Liberty five yard line.
A holding penalty would push the play back and that would turn out to be a killer.
On the next play, Jones fumbles the exchange and Chris McKelvey recovers the ball at theMinutemen 14 yard line.
Forest would get another shot right before the half. Jones gets outside, but again he fumbles.
Cavalier Josh Hartzog luckily picks it up and rumbles 39 yards all the way down to the Liberty 18 yard line.
Liberty wins a close one, 14 to 13.
The end of the week six highlights are now in plain sight.
We'll head to Riner and North Cross plus, give away a couple of tickets to the Tech homecoming game next weekend.
Right after we check out the rest of the scores and listen to the Rockbridge Co. Marching Band.
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Welcome back everybody as we now turn our attention to the private school ranks and the North Cross Raiders.
This afternoon Hargrave Military took a shot at knocking off the Raiders, who have played tough against everybody on their schedule this season.
[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Hargrave vs. North Cross; :00]
The Raiders hoped to break in front early in this one and and
North Cross would take a 3 to nothing lead in the first quarter then Hargrave's Jason Zeigler takes the handoff and scores on this 25 yard T-D run to make it 7 to 3 Hargrave.
Then in the third quarter Hargrave scores again this time Adam Long hauls in this 45 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to 3 and Hargrave wins it 21 to 3.
The Auburn Eagles were home tonight in Riner taking on a Ft. Chiswell team that had plenty of offense but not nearly enough defense last week against Giles.
Tonight the Pioneers would find themselves in another Mountain Empire-Three Rivers war.
[SUPER=51-Riner/Ft. Chiswell vs. Auburn; :00]
The Auburn Elementary school students took some time away from the SOLs to work on something really important like some Friday Football Extra signage this week.
The majority of the first quarter was a defensive struggle, but the Pioneers would get things going as Brandon Cook finds Dale Stevens for a 22 yard pickup that comes right into your living room.
Later in that series Justin Arnold would end that threat as he picks off the Cook pass and return it 22 yards. That would fire up the home folks and give us a chance to show some more signs.
Then Ben Arnold will punch in the score from the one to put the Eagles on the board and make it a 6-to-nothing game.
On the two point conversion - Steve Bailey finds Matt Sale and he powers hit way over the line for the score. Auburn wins it 15 to 14.
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Tech tickets are a hot item these days!
Every home game is sold out, but as you know Your Hometown Station is giving away tickets on Friday Football Extra. Here's a look at the first winner.
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Welcome back folks as the Super 7 for week six does not change one bit for the first time this season.
All seven teams and the pollbuster are identical from one Friday ago.
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Pulaski County, Giles, Patrick Henry, Cave Spring, Rustburg and Bath County remain unbeaten and Northside stays in the 7 spot.
And the pollbuster agains tonight is Liberty. The Minutemen move to 5 and 1 with a huge win over county rival Jefferson Forest.
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Playing on both sides of the football is not unusual for high school football players.
But Northside's Tommy Morgan has mastered the feat. And hedefinitely stepped it up in the Vikings' Blue Ridge District win over Lord Botetourt last Friday night.
Roy Stanley has his interesting story.
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[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :17]
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((Several members of this years Viking team play on both sides of the ball.
But Viking coach Jim Hickam says that Morgan is a throwback from the old days.))
((JIM HICKAM/VIKING HEAD COACH:))
((Morgan has worn the Viking yellow and green since his freshman year of high school.
A linebacker at the middle school level, Morgan changed positions on defense after a summer of 7 on 7 football.))
((TOMMY MORGAN/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
((In the Blue Ridge District game against Lord Botetourt Morgan graded high on both sides of the ball.
He rushed for over 200 yards from his quarterback position including a 65 yard run for a touchdown.
And on Defense Morgan was credited with several tackles a couple that brought the Viking crowd to its feet.))
((Hickam says Morgan is definitely a division one prospect but his major goal this season is to lead the Vikings to the Blue Ridge District Championship.
Roy Stanley Friday Football Extra.))
Hey folks the sports weekend on Your Hometoen Station is really just started to get cranked up.
Tomorrow afternoon Your Hometown Station is proud to host the Big East battle in Boston as the Hokies take on BC with coverage beginning at three and the kickoff taking place at 3:30 right here on WDBJ-7.
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Then right after that game, stay with us for another NASCAR 2000 race special.
We'll get you ready for the NAPA Auto Care 500 with among other things a candid chat with retiring NASCAR legend Darrell Waltrip.
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Then Sunday, the NFL is back with the NFL Today kicking things off Sunday at Noon.
Folks, thanks for spending part of your Friday night with us.
We'll be back nect Friday night for week number 7.
Have a safe weekend everybody.
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