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Good evening everybody and welcome to yet another edition of Friday Football Extra. This is our next to last show of the year, and for three teams out there, it is the most imporant one of the 2000 season. In the next 30 minutes we'll visit with the folks at Bath County, Rustburg and Salem as they looks win state championships tomorrow afternoon. Of course we wil also have the state wide schedule, and Robin Reed will join us the end of the program to give us a state title Saturday forecasts for tomorrow afternoon. Plus, it's old home week as former FFE king Shawn Moore checks in with us.
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To get things started tonight we focus in on the Division one title game between Bath County and Riverheads. The contest kicks off tomorrow afternoon at four o'clock at Williams Stadium on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg.

It's an interesting game because it's a rematch contest from earlier this year when the still unbeaten Gladiators rolled the Chargers 48-to-22. A fate Bath hopes to avoid tomorrow.
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((CHRIS JONES:)) ((MICHAEL BUSH:)) ((JUSTIN DOYLE:)) ((CHRIS JONES:)) ((Besides watching a lot of tape from the first battle with Riverheads this season, the Charger players have also been contemplating what it will be like to play for a state title on a carpet. The artificial turf at Williams stadium will be new to the players on both teams. Bath County's coach played on the field once while he was in colLege at Concord, but other than that it's unknown territory. ((MICHAEL BUSH:)) The past two seasons have been learning experiences for all of these kids. Bath won just once last year before Jones arrived from Sussex Central high school. This year they've only lost one time and while the challenge tomorow is great, these guys feel like playing for the state title is simply a reward. They already have done the hard work to get there.)) ((CHRIS JONES:)) ((JONATHAN GWIN:)) ((JUSTIN DOYLE:))


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Now, back in 1995 when Bath captured its only state football title the school was forced to overcome more than astroturf. Horrendous weather on championship weekend forced Bath and Strasburg to play on of all things a Sunday afternoon in Low Moor on Alleghany High School's field. Let's take a look back that frigid battle - five years ago.
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The Salem Spartans are our next featured attraction tonight on Friday Football Extra. But first let's check out the statewide schedule with times and game sites for tomorrow state title Saturday.
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[OC.....DIVISION SIX]
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[Salem]


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Welcome back folks as we continue to preview the events coming up tomorrow on State Title Saturday
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Salem beat Magna Vista 43-to-nothing last week to set up a Division Four State Title rematch of last season's championship between Park View Sterling and The Spartans at JMU.
But while the opponent for Salem is the same, the two seasons have been like night and day for Spartans.
Denise Allen explains why despite the ups and downs of this year everything is golden for the Spartans.
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(( The final nine seconds of last year's championship is no doubt etched in minds of Park View Sterling football players.
The 45 yard missed field goal was the last play of the state championship and Salem celebrated a 21-20 win over the Patriots.
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But that was last season. The Spartans entered the title game undefeated.
This season they are 10 and three, one of those wins coming off a forfeit.
Salem had to over come a start to the 2000 season that included an injury to the starting quarterback in the second scrimmage, from that point on it was one injury after another.
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That's exactly what the Spartans will have to do when they face a 12-1 Park View team Saturday afternoon.
It's a quick team, but Salem's scouting reports say the Patriots aren't fielding as many speedsters as they did last year.
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Coach White says they've added a few wrinkles to the offense and defense but he won't divulge what they are.
Some of the players have added a new look as well.
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White and the Spartans hope to taste the sweetness of a third straight Championship this Saturday. But regardless of the outcome Coach White says this team has learned to persevere through difficult times.
Denise Allen Friday Football Extra. ))







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While the 2000 Salem squad may have exceeded the expectations of some football fans, one Spartan has lived up to

to his potential.
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Coach Willis White says he knew all along Manuel Lewis would grow into a good fullback and tonight Lewis is our Player of the Week for his overall play in the state semi-finals.
Denise Allen has more.
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((This dreary, November day was full of sunshine for Manuel Lewis and his Salem teammates.
Lewis led the Spartans to a 43-to-nothing Division Four Semifinal win over Magna Vista.
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And ran the ball he did.
Lewis paced Salem with 118 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns.
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It's been a wait and see year. Manuel has had to battle back from a shoulder injury.
His hard work and perfectionism shows up on the field as well as in school.
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The big guy is 6'3" 281 pounds and Willis White says Park View Sterling is in trouble if Manuel Lewis can duplicate what he did against Magna Vista.
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Lewis will take the field in a Spartan uniform for the last time against Park View Sterling.
He says he just going to do what he's been taught and see what happens.
Denise Allen Friday Football Extra. ))








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When we come back, the Rustburg Red Devils will be our focus as they get ready to snag the division three title tomorrow. Plus, we'll flashback to the Red Devils last attempt to bring home the gold as Friday Football Extra continues on Your Hometown Station. [GO TO BREAK]


[Rustburg]


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Our third and final team in the state championship hunt is Rustburg.
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The Red Devils will play at Noon tomorrow against Turner Ashby high school out of the Valley district. I suggest that you arrive at this game on time, because it could be over in a hurry. Both teams love to run the ball, both teams play hard nosed defense and there will be few opportunites for the clock to stop. Turner Ashby comes in at 12-and-1 while the Red Devils are 11 and 2. Neither team is surprised to still be playing.
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((MIKE SCHARNUS:)) ((DERRICK CRABTREE:)) ((Last week is felt both good and wet. The Division Three semi-final saw Rustburg comnpletely shutdown Gate City' heralded passing attack. The Red Devils pitched a 7-to-nothing shutout. And the lessons they learned in the mud last Saturday could serve them well tomorrow. ((MIKE SCHARNUS:)) ((DERRICK CRABTREE:)) The Red Devils have been make opponents choke on their ground game and special teams play all season long, they hope tomorrow will no different than the past 13 weeks.)) ((MIKE SCHARNUS:))
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This afternoon they did a little something different as the school held a big sendoff pep rally for the team. The Red Devils are staying over night near Harrisonburg in an effort to avoid traveling two and half hours early tomorrow morning for the Noon kickoff. This afternoon they jumped ona charter and headed north to Rockingham County.
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While the game is being played on the neutral turf at Bridgeforth Stadium at JMU - it is almost a home game for Turner Ashby. The Knights' high school is located in Bridgewater less than 10 minutes from the stadium.

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That 1998 appearance in the division three final turned out to an offensive shootout. It also proved that you can't fall behind early and expect to battle back from too large of a defecit.
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The Red Devils hope to rely on some of their championship magic of old tomorrow. Back in 1990 Rustburg won the division three title over Nottoway, and in 1993 the Red Devils captured the division four championship with a win over Nansemond River. Both of those titles were achived under the leadership of then head coach Paul Wheeler.

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Something really special is in store for all of you longtime fans of Friday Football Extra. Steve Mason will join us with an update on former Martinsville Bulldogs and Virginia Cavalier quarterback Shawn Moore.
That feature and much more are next on Friday Football Extra. [GO TO BREAK]


[XFL]


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Welcome back everybody to our Friday Football Extra state championship preview show. If you have been with us over the years you know that I have always maintined that the greatest player to ever perform on this show is Martinsville native Shawn Moore. Shawn was Vick before there was a Vick.
He is still the only former player of the week to end up as a Heisman finalist. Recently Steve Mason caught up with Shawn and I think you'll be very interested in what he's up to these days.
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[SUPER=50-Shawn Moore/7,897 Career Yards at UVa; :26]
[SUPER=59-Steve Mason; :40]
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[SUPER=50-Herman Moore/Detroit Lions Receiver; 1:22]
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((In high school, he was an all state performer. Martinsville retired his jersey as a gesture of the Bulldogs appreciation. In 1990 He led the University of Virginia all the way to the nations number one ranking before his Cavaliers fell to Georgia Tech in an exciting 41-38 finish. After a a stint as a back up to the Denver Broncos John Elway, Moore retired from playing. Now he's stepped back into the ring..so to speak and is working for WWF owner Vince McMahon and the XFL. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
As part of his new job, Moore attended the Carolina Panthers training camp this past summer and, ironically, Herman Moore, his UVa teammate in 1990, was also there. Moore and his Detroit Lions were scrimmaging the Panthers. ((:)) ((:))
Moore is always looking for talented players that will fit into the XFL and sometimes a good fit means an athlete who might be slightly below NFL standards. Shawn never got the shot in the pros many feel he deserved. And his new career in the XFL gives him an opportunity to give a player who simply needs a chance, the resources to possibly reach the NFL through the XFL. ((:))
The XFL season begins February third. Steve Mason Friday Football Extra.))

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Moore was the first recipient of the Dudley award which is given annually to the best college football player in the state of Virginia.
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Moore won the award, which is named in honor of former UVa great and Bluefield native "Bullet" Bill Dudley, back in 1990.
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This year another former Friday Football Extra star has an excellent chance to take home the honor. Roanoke's own Lee Suggs, who led the nation in scoring should be one of the three finalists for the award which will be announced next Wednesday night in Richmond at the Downtown club.
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We'll wrap up the 16th episode of Friday Football Extra from this 2000 season in just a moment as meteorologist Robin Reed drops by to serve up your game day forecasts for tomorrow afternoon. [GO TO BREAK]


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Welcome back everybody. State final Saturday is always an interesting proposition weather wise for teams across the Commonwealth. To make sure the players and especially the fans are prepared for tomorrow we now check in with meteorologist Robin Reed with our game day forecasts.
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Robin, thanks so much. Of course tomorrow night on News 7 at six we'll have highlights and postgame comments from the Rustburg game, and highlight updates from both the Salem and Bath County games which likely will not be over until at least 6:30.
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Plus, tomorrow night at seven we hope you can join Your Hometown Station for another production from our Tech 2000 series. We'll take you on a stroll down memory lane with an hour long special chronicling the just completed regular season. That's tomorrow night at 7.
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Folks we'll wrap up Friday Football Extra's 2000 season next Friday night with our final show of the season. It's the time we pass out the postseason honors. Hope you can join next Friday for that. Until then take care everybody and have a safe weekend. [GO TO BREAK]