[Salem]

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Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the program known as Friday Football Extra. It's is regional championship night across the Commonwealth and before we are done tonight we will crown six champions from Culpeper to Hot Springs.
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We begin tonight with the Region Three Division Four battle between Northside and two time defending state champion Salem. Of course earlier this year Northside got the best of the Spartans at Viking field. The question tonight was could Salem return the favor and make it back to the state semi-finals.
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[SUPER=51-Roanoke Co./Salem vs. Northside; :00]

The Vikings were more or less the new kid's on the regional final playoff block tonight while their friendly rivals were old hands at collecting regional hardware on the final Friday night of the season. Northside would turn its second possession into three points. As David Long hits the 32 yard field goal in the chilly night air to make it 3-to-nothing Vikings. Salem would answer that on its next possession as Roger Waddell the Salem savior this second half of the season since Jeremy Shelor has been bothered by an injury. Waddell takes it to the house from 75 yards out to make it 7-to-3 Spartans with 5:19 left in the first.
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((ROGER WADDELL:))
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[VO NAT CON'T] Northside would get another field goal before the end of the first half as Long bangs in another 32 yarder. The first half ends with Salem on top 7-to-6. Salem would push the lead to 10-to-6 in the 4th quarter as the man with the golden toe, Nic Schmitt connects on the 46 yard field goal.
Northside would try to regain the lead with just over two minutes to go and no timeouts. Tommy Morgan connects with Jason Naldo who takes off across the middle, only to be whacked by a host of Spartans. The ball comes loose.
[SUPER=52-Salem/10/Northside/6;]

Salem's Nathan White recovers to seal the deal. The Spartans are back where everyone expected them to be at the start, but never thought they'd see them arrive midway through the season.
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[SUPER=50-Jim Hickam/Northside Head Coach; :11]
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[OUT Q=...FANTASTIC YEAR."]
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To make this win even more incredible, the Spartans had just two first downs the entire game.

[Magna Vista]


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The other division four regional championship up for grabs tonight was in Region Four. And this one, like Salem-Northside, was a regular season rematch. Magna Vista, one of the most dominating teams this season looked to get the best of the Martinsville Bulldogs for the second time this season as the two Piedmont district rivals met for the championship belts in Ridgeway. Roy Stanley was there and he has the details.
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[SUPER=51-Joe Beckelheimer/Magna Vista Head Coach; 2:02]
[SUPER=59-Roy Stanley; 2:16]
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[OUT Q=...FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA."]
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The Warriors will be at home next Saturday afternoon hosting the Salem Spartans in a 1:30 kickoff in the division four semi-finals.

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When we come back after a very short break we will continue to run through the regions and check in on the Pulaski County Cougars trip to Culpeper, and we'll see how Liberty and Rustburg came out tonight.
But first, a listen to the Pride of Salem Marching band. [GO TO BAND A]
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[SUPER=64-Martinsville/0/Magna Vista/12;]



[SUPER=64-Pulaski Co./28/Culpeper/20;]



[SUPER=64-Radford/6/Giles/20;]



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[SUPER=64-W. Potomac/14/Langley/7;]



[SUPER=64-C.D. Hylton/18/Potomac/13;]



[SUPER=64-Liberty (Beal.)/12/Park View/14;]



[SUPER=64-Buffalo Gap/22/Madison Co./21;]



[SUPER=64-Turner Ashby/Sat./Handley/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Surry/Sat./Sussex Central/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-King William/Sat./New Kent/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Powell Valley/Sat./Honaker/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Rye Cove/Sat./Appalachia/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Lafayette/Sat./Courtland/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Matoaca/Sat./Southampton/1:30;]


[Pulaski]


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Welcome back one and all as Friday Football Extra's regional championship road tour rolls on.
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It is time now to venture north, up route 29 to Culpeper - the home of the Culpeper County Blue Devils - the owners of a 25 game winning streak. Tonight the defending division five state champs hooked up on their home field against the 10-and-1 Pulaski County Cougars, who were determined to close out their reign as Triple A member with one more division five Northwest Regional crown.
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The Pulaski faithful that made the four hour trek from southwest Virginia were determined to get their money's worth tonight in Culpeper. And they would see their Cougars go up 7-to-nothing and then look to add more as Josh Calfee fights in for a tough seven yards to keep this drive alive. On the very next play, Greg Cobbs will scamper into the end zone from 16 yards out to give Pulaski a shocking 14-to-nothing lead on the home boys. The Pulaski cheerleaders were loving life at this point. And they would have more to cheer about in the second as the Pulaski defense forces the Blue Devils to settle for a 30 yard field goal. It's now 14-to-3 Pulaski still in control. The next Blue Devils' possession would see the Pulaski defense get even nastier as this field goal attempt is swatted down by the interior of the line. "Beamer Ball" is alive and well in Culpeper. The turnover would turn into a TD as the Wing T misdirection finally puts Calfee in the endzone for his second TD of the half.
[SUPER=52-Pulaski Co./28/Culpeper Co./20;]

He blasts in to give the Cougars the 21-to-3 lead at halftime. Culpeper would make it 28-to-17 heading to the fourth, but Pulaski wins it 28 to 20.
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The Cougars will be home next Saturday afternoon hosting the Heritage Huricanes. Tonight Heritage or Tidewater captured the Eastern region division five title over Hampton. The Hurricanes beat the Crabbers and their 101 years of tradition and 16 state titles by a score of 41-to-nothing. That's hampton losing tonight 41-to-nothing.

[Liberty]


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Former Pulaski County assistant coach Mike Scharnus and his Rustburg Red Devils were after the Region Three, division Three title tonight. The big problem for Scharnus was that his old team, the Liberty Minutemen, were standing in the way in this all-Seminole showdown in Bedford.
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[SUPER=51-Bedford/Rustburg vs. Liberty; :00]

Scharnus looked at ease but a little cold as he returned to his old stomping grounds. But Liberty would move the ball down the field on its opening drive as Steven Beasley gives it to Chase Andrews. He takes it outside and gets 13 yards. A few plays later, the Minutemen push the ball down to the 3 yard line. Andrews takes in from there to make it 7-to-nothing Liberty. But Rustburg would answer that in a way that even their coach couldn't imagine as Derrick Crabtree dishes to Aaron Lassiter, who takes it off the left, back across the middle and to the far corner. He will make it all the way down to the 12 yard line on the 44 yard romp. Rustburg would get three on that drive as Andrew Thompson knocks in the field goal to make it a 7-to-3 game in favor of Liberty at the half. Liberty would return from the lockeroom unaware that the team was about to get ambushed. From their own 40, Crabtree tosses up the lob pass to a wide open Justin Bradley on the left side. There is no one to catch him. He scores and Rustburg takes a 10-to-7 lead. The Rustburg defense then made its presence felt as Brandon Mills picks off the Beasley pass. He returns it 40 yards for the Red Devils TD and suddenly it's a 17-to-7 game. To open the 4th, the Rustburg special teams get into the act as they block the punt. Eric Scott picks up the ball takes it into the house and it's a 23-to-7 game. It would end up 44-to-7.
[SUPER=52-Rustburg/44/Liberty/7;]

Rustburg scores 44 unanswered points as Tony Jefferson caps the night with this TD run. The Red Devils stun Liberty to win the Region Three - division three title 44-to-7.
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The Red Devils will be back home in Rustburg next Saturday afternoon hosting unbeaten Gate City, a 42-to-12 winner over Grundy tonight in Region 4.

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It still has been quite a turnaround year for the folks at Liberty. In fact, our player of the week was benched just two seasons ago because of a bad attitude.
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A complete turn around has enabled Liberty running back Chase Andrews to soar to an altitude that's out of this world. His performance last Friday in the Minutemen's 40 to 19 win over Brookville was just one example of how the senior is reaching new heights. Steve Mason has his story.
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[SUPER=51-Bedford/November 10; :00]
[SUPER=50-Chase Andrews/FFE Player of the Week; :07]
[SUPER=50-Scott Abell/Liberty Head Football Coach; :30]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; 1:11]
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((Andrews has been a key component in leading Liberty to the school's first ever Seminole District Championship. ((:))
Last Friday, Chase put the icing on the district title with 223 yards and three touchdowns against Seminole rival and defending state championship Brookville. ((:)) While the individual accolades are rolling in for Andrews, he is quick to point out that his success is by no means a product of his abilities alone. ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
Andrews wants to continue his football career in college and is looking at VMI, Richmond, James Madison and Elon. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))
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The Group A Region C championship games in Divisions one and two are coming up next as we check on the chilly conditions in Pearisburg and in Hot Springs. But first the regional scores and the Martinsville marching band. [GO TO BAND B]
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[SUPER=64-C.D. Hylton/18/Potomac/13;]



[SUPER=64-Liberty (Beal.)/12/Park View/14;]



[SUPER=64-Turner Ashby/Sat./Handley/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Surry/Sat./Sussex Central/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-King William/Sat./New Kent/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Powell Valley/Sat./Honaker/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Rye Cove/Sat./Appalachia/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Lafayette/Sat./Courtland/1:30;]



[SUPER=64-Matoaca/Sat./Southampton/1:30;]



[Giles]


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The Group A schools are now in the Friday Football Extra spotlight, and not coincidentally, these two venues produced some of the hottest action and coldest temperatures of the night.
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD/GILES]

We begin this mini-tour in Pearisburg where two of teh three co-champions in the Three Rivers district got together. Giles hostes Radford knowing the Cats had used up at least one of their nine lives with that last second win over George Wythe last week.
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[SUPER=51-Pearisburg/Radford vs. Giles; :00]

The Radford fans made sure their voice would be heard tonight as they attempted to help their team advance another week. And Radford's Trey Mitchell tries to put the Bobcats on the board with his foot - but the 29 yard field goal attempt sails wide right. We hit the half with Giles on top 14-to-nothing. The Bobcats would then let Johnny Haley take the ball up the middle in the third in another attempt to get back in it.
He scores and it's now 14-to-6 Giles still on top early in the third. But Giles would control the clock on the ground and in the air as Cooney Ratcliffe dishes to Adam Brown on the 11 yard pickup in the fourth. That completion would help set up the final score of the night. Carson Ward takes the snap and goes up the middle into the zone for the Touchdown.
[SUPER=52-Radford/6/Giles/20;]

It's a 55 yard scamper. The Giles Spartans are back in the division two semi-finals as they win the Region C title tonight 20-to-6.
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Giles will host the Division Two semi-final next Saturday afternoon against the winner of tomorrow's Honaker-Powell valley game which takes place at 1:30pm.

[Bath]


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The Region C, division one title tilt took place on the frozen tundra of Carl Williams field in not so Hot Springs. Rural Retreat and head coach Dean Rhea a playoff veteran brought his team all the way from Wythe County to Bath County to take on the Chargers and first year Bath coach Chris Jones.
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[SUPER=51-Hot Springs/Rural Retreat vs. Bath Co.; :00]

Coach Jones would lead his team up onto the field tonight for what turned into a high scoring affair. The Indians take care of business on the first drive of the game as James Smith takes the handoff from Landon Fielder. He hoes up the middle, breaks free and scampers 43 yards for the touchdown. It's now 7-to-zip Rural Retreat. But Bath County would charge right back as junior running back Michael Bush takes off and races 32 yards to the house for the score. The Chargers get the conversion and take an 8-to-7 lead. Rural Retreat Chris Bralley would add two more touchdowns in the first quarter to enhance this track meet including this 6 yarder. The Indians take a 22-to-16 lead at this point in the game. But Bath 's Bush would make sure that he folks in Bath County would not need a recount to determine a winner in this one as Bush scores two more long touchdowns including this 37 yard romp as the Chargers go into halftime with a 24-to-22 lead. Bath County would heat things up early in the third with Jacob Phillips breaking loose on the keeper. He will explode down the right sideline and eventually take it to the house on the 73 yard touchdown run. Bath County is now on top 32-to-22. The Chargers would score again near the end of the third quarter, as Alex Shaver takes the pill from the 4 yard line and scores to make it 39-to-22.
[SUPER=52-Rural Retreat/28/Bath Co./53;]

The Chargers would kickoff the fourth quarter with this 34 yard touchdown run by sophmore Jamey Roberts as Bath County wins it 53-to-28.
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With all the ballots in in Hot Springs the final tally tonight show Bush with 203 yard and three touchdowns on 18 carries.
[GRAPHIC=VHSL SEMI-FINALS]

Bath County will hit the road next week to battle the winner of tomorrow's Appalachia-Rye Cove game. That game will b

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The highlights are history, but when we come back we'll take a look at one of our former human highlight films - former Fleming great Lee Suggs. His high school coach George Miller, the Kila - talks about how his former pupil is bringing immense pride to the Colonels' campus. But first one more check of the entire regional scoreboard and a look at the Bath County band. [go to scores and band c]
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[SUPER=64-L. Central/28/Riverheads/31;]



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[SUPER=64-Grundy/12/Gate City/42;]



[SUPER=64-Hopewell/7/Dinwiddie/28;]



[SUPER=64-Varina/35/L.C. Bird/14;]



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[Suggs]


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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra. Time now to pause for a moment and honor the player who dominated the high school front on this program back in 1997.


[GRAPHIC=LEE SUGGS]

William Fleming product Lee Suggs, who is now making his mark for the Virginia Tech Hokies, racked up nearly 3000 yards rushing during his senior year at Fleming. Now he's leading the NCAA in scoring and making his former high school coach an extremely proud man.
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((GEORGE MILLER:)) (( After earning the starting job early in summer practice, Suggs has not looked back this season. Through 10 games he has 200 carries and one thousand 91 yards. That's an average of 109 yards game and five and a half yards a carry. Miller has done his best to make it all the home games, but those road games tend to take him and many other Colonel faithful to the edge. ((GEORGE MILLER:)) During Suggs senior year at Fleming Wake Forest was in the lead in recruiting for a long time. UVa and Tech were always there, and finally on January 28th of 1998 he picked the Hokies and capped off an amazing high school career.)) ((GEORGE MILLER:))


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Friday Football Extra will come to a close in just a moment with a couple of important program reminders and a heads up about another high school competition taking place tomorrow involving 28 teams from the area. But first don't forget if you missed any of tonight's edition you can check it out any time you like on the internet by going to WDBJ7.com and clicking on the revnet. icon. Past editions of the show from this season are also archived and available for you to download.
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[Kwiz]


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Friday Football Extra isn't the only program that folks here at Your Hometown Station invest time in to help showcase high school talent in our area high schools.
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WDBJ 7's Klassroom Kwiz has long supported the academic talents of students in southwest and central Virginia since back in the 1960s. This year the format of Kwiz has changed from a weekly event to a one day round-robin battle of the brains. Four person teams from 28 area high schools from as far away as Halifax County, Rural Retreat and Rockbridge County will go head to head in a one day event tomorrow on the campus of Roanoke College. Each team is composed of four members and the winning squad will get $500, plus a trip to the American Scholastic Network Tournament in Chicago on Memorial day weekend.
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WDBJ-7 public affairs director Kelly Zuber is coordinating this event with the help of the Lions Club and many of your favorite WDBJ staff members, who will try their hand at being amateur Kwiz hosts and hostesses tomorrow. Best of luck to all of the participants and the volunteers.
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[PINNACLE 13043] If you plan on spending part of your Saturday on the couch exercising your brain - we've got a good one for you. Forget the records because it's Auburn-Alabama. Iron Bowl 2000 - LIVE at 3:30 right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7.


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[PINNACLE 13041] And Sunday afternoon we only have one game, but it's the late game and it's worth waiting for. The Miami Dolphins take on the New York Jets with coverage from CBS beginning at four.
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Folks the high school football action moves to Saturday next week with the state semi-finals, but Friday Football Extra will be right here in its normal Friday night time slot with a preview of all of the final four games involving your local teams. Thanks for giving up part of your Friday night for us here at WDBJ-7. [go to break] Take care everybody and have a safe night.