[Pulaski]

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Welcome one and all to Friday Football Extra right here on Your Hometown Station. Tonight we hit week number 8 of the season, and what a week this shaped up to be for the folks in the Roanoke Valley district.
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The number one team in the Friday Football Extra Super 7, the Pulaski County Cougars hosted the William Fleming Colonels this evening at Kenneth Dobson Stadium. A win would push the Cougars record to 8-and-0 - but more than it would give Joel Hicks a measure of revenge against a Colonel program that has had his number the past three years.
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It as clear and crisp evening at Kenneth Dobson Stadium as Jennifer Hamblin was crowned this year's homecoming queen and, of course, Frank Cobbs was the king. The Cougars had a 20-to-3 halftime lead and in the third they would eat the clock with King Cobb scrambling for 32 yards on this play as the Cougars pick up a first down. Seven plays later, Josh Calfee caps the drive with a six yard run into the endzone to make it a 27-to-3 Cougar lead as Pulaski takes complete control. Fleming just couldn't figure out how to come back quickly tonight as this 77 yard drive takes entirely too long as Demetrius Grant goes in from the four.
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But Pulaski wins easily tonight 27-to-10 to stay perfect in the district and perfect overall at 8-and-0.
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The two other teams in the Roanoke Valley district that came in tonight with unblemished records just happened to be longtime rivals Patrick Henry and Cave Spring. For years the two schools have fought each other for athletic supremacy, academic prowess, and most importantly for dates. Tonight they met on a rare occasion as unbeatens, and Steve Mason just happened to be there to document the collision.

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[Danville]


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Time now to check in on the big Western district game tonight between E.C. Glass and GW. There was a time, back in the day, when these two teams would attract more than 10 fans to their yearly showdown.

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The homecoming court made it's way into the stadium tonight at halftime as the weather and the scoreboard would make this a memorable night. Demetrius Jackson takes the handoff in the fourth quarter and does an inside outside job to gobble up 40 yards into Glass territory. GW's Kenny Lewis will have a little trouble with this exchange from DeMar Fitzgerald and Glass recovers the ball to give the Toppers a rare positive in this one. Glass would attempt to cut into Danville's 21-to-nothing advantage, as L.B. Cabell gives to Casey Allen who throws up the option toss.
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Anthony Halestock gets the pick for GW and the Eagles get the 21-to-nothing shutout win.
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When we come back from commercial break we will check in one two more monster games from earlier tonight. Liberty-Rustburg and Magna Vista - Tunstall. But first scores, teams, winners and music from the Patrick Henry Patriots. [go to scores]
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[Liberty]


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Welcome back everybody to the program known as Friday Football Extra. It is our 17th season for this show
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and never during than span has a team from Liberty ever made as much noise as this year's unit is in the Seminole. Tonight Scott Abell's boys hosted unbeaten Rustburg.
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It was a lovely homecoming night in Bedford County as the members of the court passed by the crowd. Midway through the second quarter, Liberty has the ball trailing 7-to-nothing. But not for long. Joey Salvia punches it in from one yard out to tie things at 7-all. It was like that at halftime. Rustburg opened the second half with Andrew Thompson nailing a 42 field field goal to put the Red Devils in front 10-to-7. But it was all Liberty from that point on. The Devils are 8 yards away from another score when Derrick Crabtree's pass is picked off by Fletcher Miller. He will return it 92 yards for the score as big Mo takes a major swing in favor of the Minutemen as they take a 14-to-10 lead. Late in the third, Liberty would strike again as Salvia rumbles in from 25 yards out to put the Minutemen on top 21-to-10. And now Rustburg is on the ropes. In the fourth the Red Devils will try to regain their poise. But Crabtree and P.J. McCray can't connect as McCray is just plain crushed by Steven Brawley. The ball is picked off on the tip as Chase Andrews picks it and seals the deal.
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Liberty beats previously unbeaten Rustburg 28-to-10 to make a statement that they are the team to beat the Seminole.
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[Magna Vista]


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Another big battle tonight was staged in Henry County as the Tunstall Trojans made the short trek from Dry Fork to Ridgeway to take on Magna Vista. Each team came into this one with 5-and-1 records overall and perfect 3-and-0 Piedmont district marks.
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This game featured an interiesting coaching matchup as forst year Magna Voista boss Joe Beckelheimer faced his former team and former boss Buddy Brown. Magna Vista would come out of the blocks quickly as John Lieteau goes up the middle, and break it off to the elft side. He will take it to the house 62 yards later. It's 14-to-nothing Magna Vista after the first. Tunstall would get back in the game as Carlton Weatherford takes the pill up the left side for a 12 yard TD run. The Magna Vista lead it cut in half 14-to-7. Tunstall would then tie this thing up in the second as Weatherford goes up the right side this time and scores from 17 yards out. It's now 14-all at halftime. In the third quarter, the Magna Vista special teams would come through. The punt is blocked and Tony Redd picks it up and runs home to make it a 21-to-14 game.
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Magna Vista takes control in the Piedmont with an impressive 35-to-14 win.
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[Dan River]


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The other big Piedmont game tonight was between Dan River and Martinsville. But comparatively, the game was actually very insignificant.
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The folks in Ringgold honored Operations Specialist Second Class Timothy Saunders who was one of the men killed on the U-S-S Cole with a moment of silence before the game. Saunders who played football for the Wildcats was remembered with a moment of silence. Once things began - Dan River's Jason Murphy passed Leonard Brandon. He makes the catch, but then coughs up the ball on the fumble. Martinsville's Maurice Hamilton scoops it up and dashes forty yard for the touchdown. It's 7-to-nothing Dogs. Ken Meadors would keep his cool but in the second quarter Martinsville's Rache Waller hands off to Douglas Dunbar. He scores from the 2. It's now 14-to-nothing Dogs.
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Late in the second quarter, Waller would try to score through the air, but his pass is picked off by Lamont Royal. Dan River falls to Martinsville 21 to 0.
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The Blue Ridge district players are up next as we make out weekly world tour from Christiansburg to Low Moor to Roanoke County. But right now more of the week 8 scores and the sounds of the Magna Vista Warriors marching band. [go to scores and band b]
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Time to begin this segment of tonight's program in North Roanoke County where the only remaining
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district unbeaten in Blue Ridge play, the Northside Vikings hosted the Rockbridge County Wildcats.
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The Vikings strormed onto the field tonight as a host of balloons welcome the team on this homecoming 2000 at Viking Stadium. But Rockbridge would try to disrupt things a bit with Jonathan Wilson taking the snap out of the shotgun. He will adlib his way all over the field and all the way down to the seven after picking up 20 yards. Two plays later, Wilson fires the short pass to Aaron Hubbard for the five yard TD. It's now 6-to-nothing Wildcats on top in a bit of a surprise. A couple of downs later from the five, Tommy Morgan hands off to John Armstrong. He will take it around the far end, cuts in and eventually into the house as the Vikes take the 7-to-6 lead. In the second, Northside from the Wildcats' 40 will let Morgan throw the rock down the right side to a wide open Jason Naldo. He makes the catch and get the ball down to the 2 yard line on the 38 yard completion. From the one - Morgan pitches to Cory Keeling for another TD as he cuts
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into the endzone. It's now 14-to-6. The Vikings stay unbeaten in the Blue Ridge with the 34 to 24 win.
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[Byrd]


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Salem and William Byrd met tonight at Bob Patterson Stadium with the both teams reeling from recent setbacks. Salem came in 3-and-3, while the Byrd was winless in the Blue Ridge at 0-and-3.
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The full Hunter's Moon was shining brightly in Vinton tonight on this chilly night. We pick it up in the third with Salem on top 10-to-nothing. From the Terriers' 35 - David Christianson drops back in the pocket and look to his left to Sean Hefner. He pulls it in and turns on the speed for the Spartan touchdown. It's now 17-to-nothing Salem. Later in the third, the Spartans will get the ball in good field positions again. This time Christianson rolls to his left side and on the fly he will fire the pass to Hefner down the left side. Hefner gets another Salem score on the catch and run to make it 24-to-nothing in the third. In the fourth, Byrd moves the ball to the Salem 21 with Jeff Highfill handing off to Marcus English. He heads to the far side, turns on the jet and he will simply outrun the coverage to make it 24-to-6. Salem would get three more as the talented Nick Schmitt converts on the
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34 yard field goal. This one ends up with Salem on top 27-to-6.
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The Terriers played most of the game without starting quarterback T.J. Rigsby who was hit in the ribs in the first quarter.

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In Low Moor, former Friday Football Extra coaching icon Kenny Higgins is back in the Alleghany Highlands as the school's principal - now if we could only get Doug Ward back on the sideline - we'd have something to talk about. Those two men defined this rivalry in the old days, but today's the new guard looked to write a chapter of its own as the Mounties hosted Lord Botetourt.
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[SUPER=51-Low Moor/Lord Botetourt vs. Alleghany; :00]

Cecil Jordan wanted to say hi to all of his friends tonight and so we decided what the heck! What's up Cecil. We pick it up with Alleghany down 21-to-7 in the second half and Alleghany looking to make some noise. Matt Henderson takes the hand goes to his right and into the endzone to make it 21-to-13. Now it's Botetourt's turn to answer back as Anthony Ford hits Jared White on this first down play. A few plays later, Kevin Lyle takes the pitch from Ford and he will just break the plane of the goal line to make it 28-to-13 Cavs. Terrell Givens would tighten it up a litle more in the fourth as he tumbles in
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the endzone to make it 28-to-21 with the salute. Lord Botetourt beats Alleghany in a game reminiscent of the old days 49 to 35.
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[Christian]


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Time now to check in on one of the top traditional rivalries of the night as the battle of the Burgs renewed itself in Christiansburg with the Blue Demons looking to slow down much improved Blacksburg.
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[SUPER=51-Christiansburg/Blacksburg vs. Christiansburg; :00]

Prior to tonight's game the Montgomery County school system and the town of Christiansburg dedicated the football field to Evans King - a former principal and superintendent for the County. His wife Katie and family were on hand to receive this honor for the late administrator who passed away last year. In the first quarter Blacksburg was driving down the newly named field when quarterback Brett Smith went up top to his receiving corp. But instead he finds the Demons' secondary. Brandon Hall gets the pick to set up Mike Cole's bunch.

Four plays later, Matt Woodyard finds Justin Griffith in the endzone for the 26 yard TD completion. And surprise! Christiansburg is on top 7-to-nothing. The Demons would continue to keep things rolling after recovering a
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Blacksburg fumble. Anthony Boyd runs in from the six. They call that a touchdown. And Christiansburg is on top 14-to-nothing. But the Indians rally later in the game to win it 28 to 21.
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Three showdowns from the Group A ranks are on deck tonight. We'll see what's up in Riner, Montgomery County and Covington. But first we need make sure all the scores have crossed your screen and that you've had a chance to check out an encore performance from the Rockbridge co. band. [go to scores and band c]
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[Auburn]


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The Friday Football Extra highlights continue this evening as we move into the Group A ranks.
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Glenvar and Auburn reunited this evening in Riner. These two teams have shown the ability to turn games into track meets this season, on occasion.
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The Auburn Eagles rushed midfield full of excitement to get this thing started. But they needd more than adrenaline. Glenvar would waste no time on its first possesion as Brandon Carroll pitches the ball to Ryan Still who runs it in your house. It's 7-to-nothing Glenvar on the 8 yard run. The Highlanders would do it again on their first play of the second quarter. Carroll hit Derrick Williams on the 51 yard scoring pass. The Highlanders start to pull away with a 14-to-nothing advantage. Glenvar would score again in the second as Carroll firs this pill to Anthony Hackett. He
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will score from 78 yards away. Glenvar coasts to its fourth win of the season with a 41-to-6 win.
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The Radford Bobcats got back in the mix tonight looking to build on their overtime upset of previously unbeaten Giles last week. Tonight the Bobcats took on an Eastern Montgomery team that has been on the skids since opening the year with 4 straight wins.
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Brett McPherson found himself and his team behind the Bobcats 6-to-nothing at halftime and very much in this game. And the Mustangs' defense would play tough early in the third as Matt Harless picks off the Robert Frye pass and stops the Bobcat drive. The Radford offense would finally jump start itself as Frye gives it to Johnny Haley. He goes up the middle, over to the left sideline and eventually sprints 62 yards for the TD. It's now 14-to-nothing. Radford would get on the board again in the fourth as Jason Dunbar
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slams in from the one. Radford stays perfect in the Three Rivers with the 21-to-nothing shutout.
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[Covington]


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Finally tonight we close out the week 8 highlights reel at Casey Field - Boodie Albert Stadium in Covington where the Cougars took on Pioneer rival Craig County.
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Covington will use the inspiration of Rocky Balboa to score just a minute and half into the game as Wesley Hostetter drops back to connects on the 34 yard strike to Maurice Broadnax. It's 7-to-nothing. It's Covington again moments later as Jason Hemptakes the handoff and cuts it in from three yards. It would quickly become a 21-to-nothing game. Covington let freshman Donovan Anderson come in and take some snaps.
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He gives it to Michael Allen who runs left, dodges a couple of the incoming rockets and eventually make it 27-to-nothing. The Cougars take it tonight by a 44 to 20 score.
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[Contest]


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Last night the Hokies improved their record to 6-and-0 by thumping West Virginia. They now have two remaining home game with Pitt and UVa. And we have tickets to both. Here's the lucky winner of a pair of prime seats to Tech battle the Pitt Panthers later this month.
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And folks you will want to get your entries in this week, because this coming week in the final time period to enter the contest. Next Friday night we will give away two tickets to see the Hokies battle the Virginia Cavaliers on November 25th. After that the contest is history. The easiest way to enter it go to WDBJ7 dot com and click on the icon that says win Tech Tickets. Good luck. [go to break]

[Super-7]


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Welcome back everybody. It is time now to unveil the Super 7 for week number 8 of this fast moving season.
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Last week a couple of teams dropped out.
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1;] Pulaski County, Patrick Henry and Cave Spring all hold tight. Northside, Liberty and Magna Vista each move up a spot and Lord Botetourt jumps in the poll in the 7 spot.
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And the pollbuster tonight is Radford. The Bobcats are now 5 and 2 and 2 and oh in the Three Rivers district.
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The Player of the Week marks another milestone for a team that's picked itself up from its bootstraps to go from cellar dweller to state title contender.
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Marlon Moon is the first player from Gretna to receive our prestigious honor.
Denise Allen tells us this could be the first of many awards headed this freshman's way.
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(( Coach Robert Prunty remembers a team that five years ago set the all time record for losing.
Two state playoff appearances later he has a Player of the Week in Marlon Moon.
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Marlon Moon had four touchdowns, 193 yards on 21 carries in Gretna's 32-6 win over Chatham.
On the defensive side, Moon notched 11 tackles and a fumble recovery.
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His coaches say Moon applied all the lessions they've been preaching, including skills he learned at Virginia Tech's football camp, in the game against Cavaliers.
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While Moon is just a freshman, Coach Cobb got his first look at the six foot, 230 pound running back five years ago.

Even at 10 years old, Cobb could see the makings of a good back.
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Moon has another reason to succeed in Lamar Cobb. Tech's redshirt sophomore defensive end comes back to his alma mater offering words of encouragement to Moon and the rest of the Hawks.
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And it's no doubt Moon excites Gretna fans on Friday nights and it seems even better things await as Moon says winning the Player of the Week gives him incentive to work even harder.
Denise Allen Friday Football Extra. ))
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Thanks so much Denise and congrats to the folks in Gretna. Plenty of college football action is coming your way tomorrow.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13043] Notre Dame returns to WDBJ-7 with former Powell Valley great Julius Jones leading the way at tailback. The Irish take on the Navy right before Auburn battles Florida.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 13041] And Sunday - the Redskins are right here on Your Hometown Station. They play the Ravens at one right after the NFL Today.
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Folks the regular season is evaporating quickly. We'll be back in house next Friday night for week number 9. [GO TO BREAK] Until then have a safe weekend, and take care folks.