Good evening folks and welcome to Friday Football Extra right here on WDBJ-7.
It's season number 18 and week number two of live action.
Highlights of 13 games, the super 7, our first player of the week segment, and all of your scores are on the way as we stretch out tonight from Floyd County to Chesterfield County.
But we begin tonight with a small sample of the game that attracted the most attention here in the Roanoke Valley - Cave Spring at Salem.
To understand the magnitude of this one you need only flash back a year.
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September 15th of the year 2000, the Knights under then second year head coach Ben Foutz are faced with a third and 15 with under four minutes to play trailing by 3. Jacob Lewis hit Daniel Payne in stride as he streaked down the sideline and Cave Spring beat Salem 23-to-19 for their first victory over the Spartans since 1984.
Tonight the outcome would be much the same as the Knights outlast Salem in a defensive struggle to post the 10-to-3 win at Salem Stadium. It's only the third time since Willis White came to Salem in 1983 that his teams have lost in back to back years to the same team.
Complete highlights with Roy Stanley and postgame comments from our game of the night are coming up in just a couple of minutes.
But lets begin tonight in the Group Three A ranks.
Patrick Henry was stunned last week by Lord Botetourt.
Tonight, the Patriots got a chance to tangle with enough Double A power the Amherst County Lancers, a team that ran all over Fleming a week ago.
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The Patriot faithful were letting it all hang out tonight with the Lancers back in the stadium for the second straight week.
But we would have to wait until late in the third quarter for some action. .
Melvin Smith rolls to his right. He's caught but he's not down and his option pitch to Jermaine Myers turns into an 18 yard gain.
Two plays later, Smith will keep and follow the blocking right up the middle. He's in the zone and the Patriots get their first TD of the season to take a 7-to-nothing lead.
Later in the third quarter Amherst will have its chance as Chris Williams hands off to Landon Boyette. He takes it up the gut and with come big blocks he takes it 15 yards for the score. They miss the conversion. It's now 7-to-6 Patriots.
PH would answer that with a little insurance. From 14 yards out Smith is caught again, but he's still optioning and Myers again take the ball and he carries the mail down to the eight yard line.
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From three yards out Smith again slams in with a dive and Patrick Henry beats Amherst County 14-to-6.
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The Pulaski County Cougars opened on the road last week with an easy non-district win over Tazewell.
Tonight the Cougars returned to the friendly confines of Kenneth Dobson Stadium to take on the Wave of Petersburg.
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A tremendous crowd turned out tonight for the Cougars home opener and the team would not disappoint.
Petersburg running back Terrel Bailey coughs up the pill and the Cougars defense recovers on the Wave's 29 yard line.
Five plays later the Cougars capitalize on the 14 yard run by fullback Jeremy Porter. The Cougars are on top 7-to-nothing early in the first.
On the next possession, Josh Calfee would get his act together.
The Cougars engineer a 10 play 81 yard drive that was finished off by the punishing 4 yard Calfee run.
The Cougars improve to 2-and-0 on the season with the 56 to 20 victory.
The Western Valley district's low numbers and spacious geography have made for some strange bed fellows this season.
No one knows that more than Danville's George Washington high school.
Tonight the Eagles hit the road and headed to Richmond.
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The Danville fans of all ages traveled with their team tonight to hopefully help GW keep its eye on the victory.
GW would try to get things rolling right off the bat tonight as #12 John Fulton rolls out on the option and keeps thro
ugh the defense to pick up 35 big yards all the way to the Sky Hawks' 40 yard line.
A couple of plays later, on a second and 18, #12 drops back, pumps, and launches a bomb to #1 Antonio Fitzgerald who d
oes an outstanding job of staying inbounds and finding the endzone. George Washington is on top 7-nothing.
Later in the first GW goes back to the air game and Fulton and Fitzgerald hook up again and this time they again pick up decent yardage netting 20 yards on the play down to the 45, but that drive would stall.
We now move on to the second quarter, Bird has the ball and GW is looking to make something happen defensively. Anthony Halestock picks off the Sky Hawk pass and gets the turnover for the Eagles.
GW would get back on its high horse as #28 Demitrius Jackson bounces one to the outside and scoots and fights his way
for 17 yards on the play.
A couple of plays later GW's number 44 Bryon Martin comes off tackle, cuts back across the field and he's headed to the endzone before he is caught by the tape on his shoes.
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GW is able to travel and win tonight 21 to 14.
Welcome back folks to Friday Football Extra as we now get ready to re-visit the Salem-Cave Spring battle.
At the top of the show we showed you how the Knights got a rare win in this series last season.
Now it's time for Roy Stanley to tells us how the Knights got the 10 to 7 win tonight.
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In Blacksburg tonight, the Indians got a chance to find out what they're really made of, as the highly touted G-Men from Graham motored up route 460 to battle at Bill Brown Stadium.
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Graham's legendary coach Glynn Carlock knew his G-men were in for a war tonight as his team trailed 14-to-13 at the half.
It only took a few seconds for the "Burg" to build on that advantage. Roy Stanley's nephew Jermaine Rogers, the son of the record setting Tech tailback Phil Rogers, takes the opening kickoff 95 yards to the house for the score. The Indians are now on top 20-to-13 after the missed kick.
Two possessions later, things get worse for the G-men. A muffed snap on the punt leads to a safety as Blacksburg takes a 22-to-13 lead midway through the third.
That was just an indication of things to come.
Two plays later, watch number 8 Sam Wheeler - shake off a couple of would-be tacklers and bust out for a bruising 48 yard run. It's another score and it's now 29-to-13 late in the third.
But Graham wasn't ready to fold just yet as the G-Men mounted an 11 play 60 yard drive.
It ends with this 13 yard
scoring run by Paco Jones. But it's not enough as the Indians win it tonight 29-to-21 to move to 2-and-0.
Staunton River opened the season with a win over Fieldale Collinsville last week, but what the Golden Eagles really wanted was a win over their nearby neighbors from William Byrd.
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The fans at Byrd were fired up for this game and for Friday Football Extra.
But the Man was Jerome Mann. He turned in a half that most players would love to have in a season. First he gets a six yard TD off tackle.
Then Mann will break another one off good and proper off the left side and ramble 22 yards to the house for his second score of the night.
Mann saved his best for last as he blasts up the middle, bangs off tacklers
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and eventually jukes his way into the endzone for the 35 yard touchdown.
William Byrd wins it tonight 39 to 14.
Another Blue Ridge- Seminole, Roanoke County - Bedford County war was staged at Vikings Stadium in North county where the offense needy Vikings hosted a Liberty team that blew up the scoreboard a week ago against Nottoway.
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Northside had plenty of offense tonight taking a 20-to-7 lead at halftime.
The Vikes would add three more in the third with this Patrick Robinette field goal and the Vikes expand their cushion 23-to-7.
Liberty would get pushed back to their own 7 later in the quarter and quarterback Stephen Brawley fumbles the ball - the Vikings recover on their one and punch it in a few plays later.
The Vikes went up 30-to-7 before Liberty finally got its act together. After driving to the Vikings 24 Josh Goff takes an option reverse to the house. The extra point is no good and it's 30-to-13 Northside.
Liberty would get the ball back and from their own 31, Brawley drops back throws deep to his right side to Robert Jones. He takes it in for the 69 yard touchdown.
But Northside wins it tonight 36 to 25.
It's time now to check on the showdown in Lynchburg between the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers and their close, warm personal friends the Heritage Pioneers.
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EC Glass came out fired up looking for its 13th straight win over its crosstown rival.
They would try to keep the streak alive with this 13 yard run by Adrian Herndan...Hilltoppers up 7-0.
The Pioneers had different ideas. The O-line opens up a huge hole, and Micheal Gainey can do nothing but run through it untouched for 35 yards...score tied 7-7 in the 2nd.
Heritage would look for more. Q.B. Craig Ford unloads and finds a wide open #80 Donald Alexander for the score...the
extra point would fail...pioneers up 13-7.
Trying to stop the 12 game skid, Heritage's Defense is picking it up as well...the tipped ball lands in the hands of cornerback Marcus Payne...he sprints all the way down to the Hilltoppers 1 yard line before he is brought down.
That would set up this touchdown by Gainey for his 2nd score of the night...the 2 point conversion was good....and Heritage would go up 21-7.
Glass wouldnt quit yet as Herndan drives in for another score to bring the score within 7....but in the end Heritage would take the game 28-21....afterwards Marcus Payne talked about his game breaking interception.
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From Lynchburg to Christiansburg we now head where the Blue Demons welcomed Glenvar to town. The Highlanders upset Byrd last week in the closing moments of that contest. Tonight they tried to bag their second straight Group Two A opponent.
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The Highlanders had a healthy halftime lead were limbering up for even more points in the third.
With 7:09 left in the third the Highlanders' Adam Hill sneaks in with this 12 yard Touchdown run to put the Highlanders on top 35-to-14.
Then in the fourth, Glenvar would set up another score as freshman running back Dustin Pickle breaks off this run for 21 yards moving the ball down to the Christiansburg eight yard line.
Three plays later, Pickle would take in from a yard out.
The Highlanders post the mirror image score by routing Christiansburg tonight 41-to-14.
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Two teams that rolled on opening night a week ago hooked up in Floyd last night as the Buffaloes hosted the Patrick County Cougars at the Buffs spiffy new home.
After six years of hard work, dedication and a lot of sweat Floyd County dedicated the extensive improvements the community has made to the Buffaloes stadium tonight.
More than half a million dollars in upgrades have been made to the stadium over that time. The efforts were spearheaded by Robert Spence.
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The Buffaloes would be the first to score with 8:22 left in the second quarter as Robert's nephew, Isaac Spence, rolls out and finds wide receiver Brandon Thompson for the 12 yard scoring pass to give Floyd County a 7-to-nothing lead.
On the first play of the Buffaloes' next drive senior tailback Derek Mannon explodes through the middle of the line and streaks down the left sideline for the 37 yard touchdown run to give Floyd County a 14-to-nothing advantage.
Patrick County under first year head coach Mike Souma would attempt to regroup and go to the air attack, but quarterback William Rodgers has his pass picked off by Will Delaney, who will return it for a touchdown.
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The TD is called back by a penalty but the Buffs will not be denied winning 21 to 0.
The Friday Football Extra highlights are set to continue on week number two as we journey down to Buchanan
for tonight's non-district encounter between the James River Knights and the Roanoke Catholic Celtics.
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New Roanoke Catholic head coach Dennis Blanchard is having a tough start. Tonight the Celts faced the Knights for the first time ever.
It might be the last time.
The Knights scored early and often and played defense.
Catholic's Jeff Haas has his pass picked off by the Knights' Derrick Hepler. James River takes over on the 47 yard line looking for more.
James River, from its 35 yard line, lets Michael Sprinkle hands the pill to Eli Tozar, who takes it for the score.
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James River improves to 2-and-0 on the season with the 37-to-nothing rout of Roanoke Catholic.
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Earlier this summer the players and coaches from Parry McCluer and Rockbridge Co. got together at Maury Park to break bread and listen to some inspiring words from the one and only Bobby Ross.
Tonight the meeting place shifted to Camden Field as the Wildcats tried to feed the Blues their lunch.
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When these two rivals get together you can always expect some fireworks to to fly and that was literally the case tonight.
Rockbridge's highly touted quarterback Jonathan Wilson shows his stuff with the four yard pass to George Tyler. The Wildcats break on top 7-to-nothing and the offensive show is just beginning.
Rockbridge County would do it again as Wilson fires the TD pass to
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Brandon Zollman. The Wildcats roll to a season opening 14 to 0 victory.
Our final set of highlights come from the private school ranks as the North Cross Raiders hosted Quantico this afternoon on the other end of Colonial Avenue.
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The summer heat made it a hot afternoon, but the visitors really made life unbearable.
North Cross quarterback Steven Morse drops back to pass, but his toss is picked off by Quantico's Tony Evans and he will take it back 50 yards for the first score of the game. It's 6-to-nothing.
Still in the first quarter, Quantico's offense makes a move with John Estep taking the handoff and he too is taking it to the house on a 45 yard gallop. It's now 12-to-nothing the visitors in command.
Quantico would continue to roll as Estep steps through the Raiders' defense and score again on a 26 yard dash.
North Cross loses its home opener 40 to 0.
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Our first player of the week led Glenvar to a 28-27 last minute win over William Byrd.
Senior quarterback Adam Hill accounted for four touchdowns and secured his place in Highlander lore. Steve Mason explains
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And thanks to one of Friday Football Extra's longtime friends Carl York of the "Crunch" from help with some of the video in that story.
It is time now to check out the Super 7 for week number two.
One member dropped out last week last night a number of big games were certain to have an effect on the rankings.
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Salem loses and falls out of the poll just the Spartans did early last season.
Bath, which beat East Hardy, West Virginia 41-to-13 is now number one in the poll.
Everyone else now moves up a spot in the rankings and after two straight wins over double a teams - Glenvar grabs the 7 spot.
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