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Good morning everybody This morning, we will have some touchdowns and few nice defensive plays, but we'll more importantly we will see how parents, fans and families throughout the Friday Football Extra coverage area gathered on this "National Day of Prayer and Remembrance" to begin the healing process. The action began yesterday in Roanoke County where North Cross hosted St. Anne's Belfield out of Charlottesville.

The Raiders were the home team, but one of the most famous Raiders of all time was on the visiting sideline.
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(( St. Anne's most famous fan is NFL hall of famer Howie Long. He made the trek to Roanoke this afternoon to watch his son play. Chris Long is a six foot four inch 240 pound sophomore lineman. Long also got to see his plenty of good play from the skill positions as Drew Thomasson takes it to the house for the touchdown and the early lead for St. Anne's. North Cross would have trouble moving the ball, but the Raiders' defense stiffened on this drive. Ben James has his pass deflected by Stephen Morse and Hunter Doyle is right there for the pick for the Raiders. But St. Anne's and Thomasson were too much to handle as North Cross loses 34-to-0. Afterwards Howie Long said that while he agreed that the NFL should stay off the field this week, he thinks the high schools did the right things by playing.)) ((HOWIE LONG/NFL HALL OF FAMER:))


[Pulaski]


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They played last night in Pulaski where the football team means the world to the community. The Cougars welcomed fellow Blue Ridge member Christiansburg to town not only for some football, but some pregame patriotism.
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As fans entered the gates at Kenneth Dobson Stadium each and every one of them was given an American flag as long as the supply lasted. Not surprisingly with the big crowd - they ran out of flags but not out emotion.
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Ironically, the Christiansburg Marching band was scheduled for the pregame show. Their routine just happened to be "Celebrating the Spirit of America."
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After taking a 7-to-nothing advantage, the Cougar special teams go right after the Blue Demons and block the punt and recover on the Christiansburg 27. Two plays later, Pulaski's main man Josh Calfee takes it around the end and puts the Cougars on top 14-to-nothing in the first quarter. The 27 yard dash was sealed by some good blocking on the corner. The Cougars would keep rolling as Alan Wheeling takes the Christiansburg punt and takes it to the house from 53 yards out. Wheeling, who is also a quarterback gets this score on special teams. It's 21-to-nothing. On their next possession the Cougars who again prove that they are indeed the new "beast of the Blue Ridge" as Jeremy Porter slams inside and goes right up the middle for 40 yards and the score. It's 28-to-nothing
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after a quarter. It was 42-to-nothing at the half and Pulaski wins it 56-to-nothing.

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This very special edition of Friday Football Extra will continue in just a moment as we travel to Alleghany, Salem and Northside to check in on those games and tributes from earlier this evening. But first the initial batch of scores from week number three and the patriotic sounds of the ___________ marching band. [go to band A and scores]

[Bath]


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We begin this morning in Hot Springs where the tragedy at the Pentagon on Tuesday made its way into Bath County. The Chargers hosted George Mason high school at Carl Williams Stadium. George Mason is located on Leesburg Pike in Falls Church - just a few miles from the Pentagon. Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore were on hand as the Mustangs arrived in the serene setting of Bath County.
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[Salem]


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William Fleming and Salem - two old rowdy rivals in their respective Roanoke Valley district days, reunited tonight at Salem Stadium as members of the Blue Ridge.
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Patriotism was the word of the night at Salem Stadium as fans brought American Flags...and remembered the victim's of this week's bombings in New York and Washington, D.C. by lighting candles in tribute before tonight's game. The fans also paid tribute with a moment of silence. Fans of the two teams seemed to enjoy gathering at the stadium tonight including Fleming fan William Barnes who brought his entire family to the game.
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On the field the Colonels pieced together an 11 play drive in the second quarter...Dimitrius Grant takes the ball up the middle on a 12 yard gain moving the ball to the Salem 16 yard line. 6 plays later, Lorenzo Lewis finishes off the drive with a 1 yard touchdown run giving the Colonels a 7-to-nothing lead. Salem tried to respond...with under a minute to go in the half...Roger Waddell fires a half back pass to to Sean Hefner...Hefner moves the ball down to the Fleming 11 Yard Line on a 35-yard pass play. But Salem Kicker Nic Schmidt missed a 25 yard field goal wide left to end the half...the Colonels went to the Locker room with a 7-to-nothing lead. That lead stood until the 4th Quarter...when Salem's Rico Jordan bolts off the left side and he's off...this a 23-yard touchdown run...Schmidt adds the extra point and the game is tied at 7-all.
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Schmidt then got a chance to make up for his earlier miscue...hitting a 29-yard field goal with 2-55 to go in the game and the Spartans hold off William Fleming 10-to-7.
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[Northside]


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Last night the Lord Botetourt and Northside jayvee football teams played and in a way cleared a path for the varsity teams to take on a business as usual approach tonight at Vikings Stadium.
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The Northside and Lord Botetourt cheerleaders paused for a moment of silence during this evening's pregame events. Northside led this one 28-to-21 at the half and in the third, Botetourt's Jared White hit two field goals to make it a 28-to-27 game as the Cavs get within one. Lord Botetourt would just keep coming as Eric Driscoll passes to White, who makes the catch and sets up the go ahead score. Driscoll will again hook up with White in the endzone.
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Lord Botetourt pitches a shutout in the second half and beats Northside tonight 33-to-28.
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[Alleghany]


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The folks in the Alleghany Highlands also know the importance of high school football. In 1985 when the area was ravaged by flood waters - the Mounties regrouped on a Saturday afternoon and as then coach Kenny Higgins put it - "took care of business."
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Tonight the Mountaineers showed their "Pride in the Nation" as they band played God Bless America as a giant American Flag was raised on the field and candles graced the sideline.
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There was also reason to celebrate tonight as Charles Ballou, a longtime trainer who served from 1965 to September of 2000 before being sidelined by a stroke, returned to the field for the first time since the stroke. Good to have him back! Now on to the action. Byrd sets the tone as Jeff Highfill Junior hands off to Marcus English. He goes up the middle and scores. It's 6-to-nothing Byrd. One the next possession, Highfill from midfield will go up top and fire one to Jerome Mann. He makes the catch and eventually get 36 yards on the play down to the Mounties' 16. Several plays later, English takes it around the left end for a standup TD. Byrd now leads `12-to-nothing. It was 12-to-6 at the half, and in the third, Alleghany looks for more as Matt Henderson looks long to Bosco Williams who pulls in the pass inside the one yard line. Henderson would then dish to Randall Allen who scores to give Alleghany the 13-to-12 lead. Byrd would come back with Highfill again trying to connect with Mann. he again gets open and Byrd will get 36 yards on pitch and catch to get back in scoring position. Byrd opened the fourth with Highfill hooking up with Mann on an 18 yard TD pass. Byrd goes on top 18-to-13.
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And the Terriers hang on to win a wild one tonight 24-to-21.
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Friday Football Extra will continue in just a moment here on Your Hometown Station as we check in on communities in Buchanan, Shawsville and Glenvar. But first more of the week three scores from around the region and more sounds of the evening with the _______________ marching band. [go to band B and scores]

[Glenvar]


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We are back and ready to continue our Friday Football Extra tour on this second Friday night in September.
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Glenvar just missed the playoffs last season as a single A school and this year the Highlanders are already on track to make the postseason in the Group Two A ranks. But before they tried to ground the Golden Eagles they too paid their respects to those harmed in New York and Washington.
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The Glenvar cheerleaders paused in prayer tonight as they held hands and each member in attendance held a lighted candle. Everyone in the stands then joined in to sing God Bless the USA. The two teams then got down to some serious football as Glenvar from its own 11 let's Adam Hill toss one to Nate Park.
He breaks three tackles and takes it 89 yards for the score. Glenvar has a 7-to-nothing advantage. On their very next drive, one a second and goal from the seven, Hill keeps and scores to put the Golden Eagles in a 14-to-nothing hole in the second. Glenvar added another and another as Hill passes to Matt Dempsey on the 22 yard scoring play.
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Glenvar improves to three and oh against Group Two A schools with the 39 to 6 win.
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[James River]


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The James River Knights, one of the surprise teams of the early part of the season looked to move to three and oh tonight in their non-district game with the Wilson Memorial Hornets out of the
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The fans at James River took part in a ceremony before their game lighting candles, as well. Plus, the players and the cheerleaders and the band members had American Flags on their uniforms. We pick up in the action in the first quarter as Derrick Hepler makes this 30 yard pass to William Wirt as the Knights move into Green Hornet territory. But the drive came up empty. Hepler would try to pass later in another drive, but Jeremy Redman picks it off and makes a short return for Wilson. The Green Hornets would then return the favor as the Redman is stripped of the ball by the Knights' Adam Benson. He takes the ball the other way for the score to make it 6-to-nothing.
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The Knights move to 3-and-0, but more importantly provide an effective outlet for the north Botetourt community.
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[Montgomery]


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Craig County and Eastern Montgomery also decided playing tonight was the best medicine for all involved in their schools and student bodies.
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An Eastern Montgomery student from the school's student government association was collecting money for the Red Cross tonight. So far this week they have collected over $10 thousand dollars for the Red Cross. In the third quarter, the Mustangs are on top 14-to-7, and they get another TD as Brennan Stewart takes it in from the 18 yard line. It's now 20-to-7. The Mustangs would then go for two, and Harris will score on the run as the Mustangs push their lead to 22-to-7. Eastern Montgomery would make it happen again as Harris will run again and this time he scores from 56 yards out. The Mustangs are in complete control on top 28-to-7.
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The Mustangs just keep cranking as Phillip Harris, his brother, runs this one in from 25 yards out and Eastern Montgomery wins it tonight 34-to-7.
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Central Virginia also played football tonight along with at least one team in southside. The final group of tonight's highlights are coming up right after we close down the week three scoreboard and listen to the ____________ marching band. [go to band C and scores]

[Amherst]


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Three more venues are left on the week three Friday Football Extra road trip and we certainly thank you for spending part of your Friday Night with us here at WDBJ-7.
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Unbeaten Cave Spring hit the road tonight to play Mickey Crouch's up and down team at Amherst County. After whipping Fleming, the Lancers were flat last week in a loss to PH.
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The Lancers finally at home after four weeks on the road coming out fired up and ready for this one. Amherst's 275 pound tailback Barry Booker would try and set the tone early with this rumble breaking tackles for the first down. A few plays later Booker breaks it big as he plows up the middle and takes it clear in for the score...or is it. no there is a flag on the play. The touchdown is taken away. Score still tied at zero. Coach Mickey Crouch furious. Later in the drive, Q.B. Chris Williams puts it on the money for wideout Shane O'neill, and he's down at the one.
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Amherst would try to punch it in from there, but the Knights "D" is tough...the ball is stripped and up comes #67 Robb

ie Powell with the loose ball. Cave wins it 7-to-0.
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[Brookville]


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More non district action tonight in Campbell County where the Brookville Bees hooked up with the Piedmont's Bassett Bengals.
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The Brookville cheerleaders would have plenty of opportunities to practice tonight. Already up 49 to nothing at halftime, the Bees would add a little more. Devay Carter takes it around the end and in for the score. It's now 56-to-nothing. On the ensuing kickoff the ball gets by Bassett, they recover, however, its in their own endzone...and that's a safety for Brookville. It would only get worse for Bassett. Bees punting and watch this hit....the ball is loose and the men in Maroon recover....
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It's not a misprint, just a mismatch as the Bees win it 64-to-nothing.
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[Martinsville]


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The final set of highlights from tonight come to us from Dan Greene Stadium in Martinsville where Taylor Edwards' Bulldogs tangled with the Franklin County Eagles.
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The folks in Henry County from all walks of life participated in the candle lighting ceremony tonight in Martinsville.
Franklin County would show some Big "D" once the action started as big William Turner flies and hits Rache Waller and drops him for a 10 yard toss to force a punt. Franklin County would be pinned back on its own five, as Melvin Patterson takes the handoff up the middle and breaks free through the defense for the score. He will basically stay straight up the field and take advantage of some great downfield blocking. Franklin County takes a 7-to-nothing lead. It was 7-to-6 at halftime. In the second half, the Eagles get a short field goal to make it 10-to-6 in favor of Franklin County. But Martinsville would roar back with Rache Waller passing downfield into a crowd. His teammate Delvin Hairston wins the jump ball and comes up with the completion. Three plays later Hairston sweeps left, jukes out the defender and score on the 21 yard run to put Martinsville in front 13-to-10
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The Bulldogs come back to win it tonight 19-to-10.
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Now Friday Football Extra will be back in a moment with the Super 7 and this week's special Player of the week segment. But first as many of your know, WDBJ-7 is working with the Red Cross to help send money and moral support to those hit by this week's terrorist attacks. We've set up memory books of support and condolences that will be sent to New York and Northern Virginia.
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We've just closed for the night, but you can come by our lobby anytime between six a.m. and midnight to sign the books and drop off a contribution to the Red Cross disaster relief effort.
Our studios are at 2001 Colonial Avenue, which is next to Towers Mall in Roanoke. Tonight's signing session is about over, but we'll resume operation in the lobby at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Friday Football Extra continues in just a moment.
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Welcome back everybody to Friday Football Extra on WDBJ-7.
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The Rogers brothers are football legends in Gate City and far Southwest Virginia.
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And now Blacksburg high school running back Jermaine Rogers is making a strong attempt to carry on that tradition. Roy Stanley has more on our latest player of the week.
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((Jermaine's uncle Mickey played for the Hokies in the late 70's and many Hokie fans remember record setting tailback Phil Rogers from his days at Tech.
Phil, Jermaine's dad, was a three year letterman from 1973 through 1975 and Tech and he also played pro football at St. Louis of the N-F-L and Toronto of the Canadian Football League.)) ((JERMAINE ROGERS/PLAYER OF THE WEEK:)) ((That run was this 95 yard kickoff return right through the heart of the G-Men coverage. Jermaine would finish with 111 yards in kickoff returns, 47 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns.)) ((JERMAINE:)) ((DAVE CRIST/BLACKSBURG HEAD COACH:)) ((Jermaine also had a big game from his defensive back position. He had 8 unassisted tackles in the big win over Graham.)) ((MICHAEL CRIST/JERMAINE'S DEFENSIVE BACK COACH:)) ((JERMAINE:)) ((It's been several years since Blacksburg has had a player of the week. And Jermaine says in 2 years of varsity football the honor has never crossed his mind.)) ((JERMAINE:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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[Super-7]


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It is time now to check out the Super 7 for week number two.
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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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The Super seven has Bath, Pulaski Martinsville Cave staying in the top 4. Glenvar is 7 for another week, while GW plays tomorrow and Blacksburg was off this week.
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And the pollbuster is James River. The Knights are now 3-and-0 on the season. [SUPER=#7]
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Before we leave you tonight as many of your know, WDBJ-7 is working with the Red Cross to help send money and moral support to those hit by this week's terrorist attacks. We've set up memory books of support and condolences that will be sent to New York and Northern Virginia.
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We've just closed for the night, but you can come by our lobby anytime between six a.m. and midnight to sign the books and drop off a contribution to the Red Cross disaster relief effort.
Our studios are at 2001 Colonial Avenue, which is next to Towers Mall in Roanoke. Folks thanks for taking a small part of your weekend to join us tonight. Remember to stay right here with your Hometown Station through the weekend for continuing coverage of the attack on america. [GO TO BREAK] Take care everybody, pray for your nation and have a safe weekend.